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Does Conair Hire Felons in 2021?

By Last update October 7, 2019
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Are you thinking that a warehouse position might help you get your life back on track? Are you wondering: Does Conair hire felons? They’re a manufacturing company best known for its personal care products and appliances.

If you’re looking for an assembling or pick and pack position, this article will help you get a job at Conair with a felony. We’ll answer the following questions, plus more:

  • Does Conair hire people with misdemeanors?
  • How do I apply?
  • Does Conair do background checks?
  • Will my felony disqualify me?

We know it’s tough for former felons to find work. How do we know? Our team is almost totally comprised of ex-offenders and those who’ve worked with them. That’s why Relaunch Pad directly contacts companies and asks them if they hire former felons. We also do tons of background research so we can give you helpful resume and interview tips.

Let’s take a look at how to get hired at Conair with a conviction.

Does Conair hire felons?

does Conair hire felons in all their roles

Official company policy for hiring felons

We haven’t been able to contact Conair to ask them if they hire felons. Their hiring policy online states:

“We are an equal opportunity employer. We employ people solely on the basis of how their skills, qualifications and experience match the requirements of the role. It’s our policy not to discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital status or disability, or any other characteristic/group as defined by a country’s legislation.”

But keep reading, because we have important information to help you get hired at Conair with a felony.

Has Conair hired felons in the past?

Our sources are pretty vague, but it looks like they have hired felons in the past.

Does Conair hire people with misdemeanors?

We can’t say for sure either way, but it looks like they do.

Is Conair on the Ban the Box list?

Ban the Box is a movement to rid applications of the checkbox asking if you’ve been convicted of a crime.

The Fair Chance Business Pledge is an effort to encourage employers to look at your current skills and talents rather than your past mistakes.

Conair doesn’t participate in either of these programs. That’s okay because we took the time to fill out an application for Conair and there’s no checkbox asking if we’d been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony.

Does Conair have special programs for hiring felons?

Conair doesn’t have any special programs for hiring felons, but that’s okay because most companies don’t. If a program like this interests you, contact your local workforce development office or employment agency.

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

uncertain likelihood of being hired

We give your odds of getting hired at Conair with a felony as uncertain. Unfortunately, the information just isn’t there to give us a definitive answer. We know they aren’t on the Ban the Box list, but they don’t ask about convictions on their application. Since Conair is an equal opportunity employer, you should still apply for an entry-level position.

What are some entry-level jobs?

The main entry-level position at Conair is in the warehouse, so having skills in picking, packing and shipping will come in handy. You’ll have long hours in the warehouse and on your feet, so make sure you’re ready for that.

Starting off on the ground floor will give you the opportunity to learn the business and move up within the company.

How to get hired at Conair with a felony

You want to see about a job at Conair, even though you have a conviction on your record, and aren’t sure where to start. Good news. That’s what we’re here for!

You’ll need to talk up your warehouse experience:

First and foremost, do you have experience in a warehouse setting? Let them know which companies you worked and at provide references if you can!

Do you have experience picking and packing? What about shipping? Talk up your experiences and skills.

If you need help with your resume, we have a guide for that too! Relaunch Pad’s Complete Guide to Making an Incredible Resume for Former Felons was written specifically for felons by felons.

You got a call back for an interview. Great! But now what? Now we’ll give you some helpful tips and tricks to get you through the interview process in one piece.

Sell them on your talents and experience. Bring a resume with you so you can reference it.

Talk about your skills and give specific examples of times you did your job really well.

Tell them you’re a team player. You’ll assist in other departments when needed and maybe even offer to volunteer for overtime or weekend work if needed.

Ask to work on a probationary period to prove your skills or ability to learn quickly.

Be honest throughout your interview, but in particular about your past. There’s no point in trying to hide anything because they’ll find out and it’ll cost you your job opportunity.

If you do these things, you’ll be ready to get a job at Conair with a felony.

Does Conair do background checks?

We don’t know if Conair will do a background check or not. Just keep in mind that most companies will perform some sort of check, even if it’s to verify you can work for them.

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

Each state’s background check is different. For example, if you live in one of these states, they only go back seven years:

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

(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)

And these eight states don’t care about any not guilty cases:

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

However, there are still some states that will see your entire record, including the not guilty verdicts, so be aware if you live in the following states:

  • 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

We did some online research to bring you Conair’s ratings. Glassdoor.com gives them 3 stars out of 5. Of the 135 reviews, many previous and current employees say the pay and benefits are good while they complain about upper management and that there’s little room for advancement.

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

Does Conair hire felons? It looks like they do, but certain felonies are going to hurt your chances. Since you’ll be working in a warehouse in close proximity to co-workers, any theft, violent crime or drug charges will potentially make it difficult for you.

Does Conair drug test?

We can’t say for sure either way if Conair will drug test.

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Leah Mailcoat
Reentry Educator

Leah is a Reentry Educator with The Relaunch Pad. A recovering addict and mother of three, her two oldest adult children are dealing with their own addictions and problems, one being recently released from prison and the other is currently incarcerated. Her goal is to give hope to not only her own children, but to others in similar situations.