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Does Bloomberg Hire Felons in 2021?

By Last update July 5, 2019
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If you’re here, you’re seriously considering working at a professional company like Bloomberg. There’s just one catch: Does Bloomberg hire felons? As you can imagine, there are going to be some pretty strict rules about their hiring process.

This article will help you get a job at Bloomberg with a felony by answering the following questions and much more:

  • Does Bloomberg hire people with misdemeanors?
  • How do I apply?
  • Does Bloomberg do background checks?
  • Will my felony disqualify me for a job at Bloomberg?

Getting a job after a felony is not easy and we know it. Our staff are former offenders (or those who’ve worked to rehabilitate them!), so we know what the deal is. That’s why we directly contact companies to find out about their hiring policies for former felons. You want real answers! We also do plenty of research to provide you with information that actually matters.

Relaunch Pad is committed to helping former felons get back on their feet.

So now it’s time to see how to get hired at Bloomberg with a record. Are you ready?

Does Bloomberg hire felons?

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Official company policy for hiring felons

There is no official information regarding hiring felons specifically, however their website highlights that they hire people of all backgrounds. They value a diverse workforce, which is a positive point for felons who wish to get back into the job market.

In fact, Bloomberg even covered why former felons are more likely to start getting jobs in this labor market. They recognize this will become more common, so hopefully they’ll use this logic on applicants with criminal records.

Has Bloomberg hired felons in the past?

There is no official information as to whether or not they have hired felons in the past, but their wish to have diversity in their workforce points to a positive answer.

Does Bloomberg hire people with misdemeanors?

Unfortunately, we can’t say.

Is Bloomberg on the Ban the Box list?

Bloomberg is not on either the Ban the Box list or Fair Chance Business Pledge.

Unfortunately Bloomberg is not part of the Ban the Box movement nor the Fair Chance Business Pledge. Companies that are part of Ban the Box don’t ask job candidates if they have a criminal history on their applications.

The Fair Chance Business Pledge is an initiative signed by Obama that supports companies giving everyone — including felons and people with misdemeanors — equal chances to get a job, study and lead a normal life.

Does Bloomberg have special programs for hiring felons?

Unfortunately we do not have any official information regarding special programs for hiring felons.

What are the odds someone with a felony will get hired?

uncertain likelihood of being hired

It won’t come as a surprise that we think your odds are uncertain. We have no way to know if they hire former felons or not. We couldn’t find anything concrete about this. And, as you know, they’re not part of fair hiring practices for people with criminal records.

What are some entry-level jobs?

If you think about what Bloomberg does, you’ll know the kind of jobs you can find here. It’s a good idea to look through their careers page and save some of the jobs you like best (the ones you think you can get!) so you know what your options are. To give you an idea, Bloomberg hires for positions in their media department (like reporters, for example) and administrative roles. You can also find trouble shooting and analytics jobs here.

As you can tell, there are a lot of jobs here that require some kind of education or experience to get. Don’t be shy, though! Just because you have a record doesn’t mean your skills don’t matter anymore. Check out the next section to get an idea of what we mean.

How to get hired at Bloomberg with a felony

Bloomberg has actually written an article about how to get hired with a felony, though you have to subscribe to read it. If you’re really serious about the job, this might be a good investment for you. That said, we have a few suggestions of our own that will help you make it through.

Since you’ve already browsed their career page above to get an idea of the jobs you want, it’s time to build a solid resume:

  • Have up-to-date information. If they can’t contact you, how can you get an interview?
  • Highlight past volunteer work as well as any skills you learned there. Many companies value volunteering when choosing employees!
  • Talk up your skills and experience in a way that shows you are fit for the job. If they’re looking for a specific skill and you have it, make sure it’s on your resume. Even better, find an example of just how good you are at that skill to impress them!

If you caught the eyes of a recruiter, you’ll go to the next step: The interview. We also have some useful tips for you!

  • Say why you deserve a chance to get the job: Talk about your skills, qualities and previous experiences.
  • Make sure you know about the company: Do some proper research about where the company came from, why you think you will be a good fit for the company and why you’re interested in the job.
  • Companies love to hear why you would like to work for them, Even if all you can think of is earn cash and pay your bills, it does not hurt to state why you think they are a good option for you to start again.

Does Bloomberg do background checks?

We have not located any specific information regarding background checks run by the company.

Here’s what you need to know about background checks:

Below are states where your background check will only return what’s happened in the last seven years:

  • California
  • Colorado*
  • Kansas*
  • Maryland*
  • Massachusetts
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire*
  • New York*
  • Texas*
  • Washington*

On the other hand, some states don’t show charges where you weren’t found guilty. However, they go back as far as the employer wants. These include:

  • Alaska
  • California
  • Hawaii
  • Indiana (limited check)
  • Kentucky
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • New York

Unfortunately, some states still show everything, regardless of when the felony happened or if the charge was not guilty. Take a look at the following states to see if yours is on the list:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Connecticut
  • DC
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Idaho
  • Indiana (extensive check)
  • Iowa
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Company ratings

Glassdoor has almost 4,000 reviews for Bloomberg, giving the company the general grade of 3.7 out of 5 stars.

You can tell the company practices what it preaches in hiring because one of the top praises about the company is its diverse environment. They also liked the culture and benefits! What people didn’t like, though, were the extra-long hours and poor work-life balance.

What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?

Does Bloomberg hire felons? Maybe? However, it’s important to understand that, depending on your felony, you might not be eligible for certain opportunities.

Say your felony is related to theft. You will pretty much not be able to work with money.

Or if you have a past history of violence, then you will not be placed in a spot to deal with lots of people in a stressful environment.

Does Bloomberg drug test?

We’re not sure, however not using drugs is always the best bet when looking for a new job.

Have you applied for a job or worked here? Share your experiences!

If you’ve had a chance to get a job at Bloomberg with a felony, tell us all about it! Any experiences you have will help our readers.

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Silvana O
Reentry Educator

Silvana is a passionate Reentry Educator whose goal is to make a difference by sharing her knowledge. She has years of recruiting and training professionals, including working on resumes with former offenders. Fluent in English and Brazilian Portuguese, she continues to find new ways to communicate with those who most need her help.