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Does Rose International Hire Felons in 2021?

By Last update August 30, 2019
Does Rose International hire felons or will you have better luck at another staffing agency

A temporary job can give you the chance you need to prove yourself, so maybe you’re wondering: Does Rose International hire felons?

Rose International is a staffing agency best known for their workforce and technology solutions. If you’re looking for a temporary or temporary-to-permanent position, use this article to help you get a job at Rose International. We’ll go over the following questions:

  • Does Rose International hire people with misdemeanors?
  • How do I get a job here?
  • Does Rose International do background checks?
  • Do they drug test?

We know it’s tough for former felons to find work. How do we know? Because our team is mostly made up of ex-felons and those who have worked closely with them. That’s why Relaunch Pad directly contacts companies and ask them if they hire former felons. Plus, we do tons of research so we can give you tips to help with your application and interview.

Now let’s take a look at how to get hired at Rose International with a conviction.

Does Rose International hire felons?

Does Rose International hire felons or will you have better luck at another staffing agency

Official company policy for hiring felons

As promised, we contacted Rose International to ask if they hire felons. This is what they had to say:

“Rose International is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we comply with all federal, state and local ban-the-box laws. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender (expression or identity), national origin, arrest and conviction records, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.”

Nikki Ward — Director, Recruiting

Has Rose International hired felons in the past?

While our online sources couldn’t confirm that Rose International has hired felons before, the company told us they would.

Does Rose International hire people with misdemeanors?

Since we know they’ll hire felons, it’s pretty safe to assume they’ll hire people with misdemeanors too.

Is Rose International on the Ban the Box list?

Ban the Box is a campaign for employers to eliminate the checkbox on applications that asks if you’ve been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony.  The Fair Chance Business Pledge, created during the Obama Administration, is a promise by companies to give felons a fair chance by looking at your talents and skills instead of your criminal history.

Rose International isn’t on the official Ban the Box list, but that’s okay since they told us they follow it anyway.

Does Rose International have special programs for hiring felons?

Unfortunately, they don’t offer any special hiring programs for felons at this time. If this is something you’re interested in, contact your local employment agency or workforce development office for more information.

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

High likelihood of being hired with a felony

Our team has done extensive research and give your odds of getting a job at Rose International with a felony as high. They say they follow Ban the Box law and that they’ll hire felons, so you have a great chance of landing an entry-level job with the company.

What are some entry-level jobs?

Data entry and administration are the two main entry-level positions at Rose International. Having skills in customer service or in a call center setting will be beneficial because they’re a staffing agency. Starting off in one of these positions will provide stepping stones for promotions and possibly lead to a permanent position with the client company.

How to get hired at Rose International with a felony

So now that we know they’ll hire felons, what steps do you need to take to get hired? Start by customizing your resume:

  • List any past employers and your job duties. Highlight any customer service, data entry or call center skills, making sure to mention where you learned these skills (at school, in prison on-the-job training, etc.).
  • If you’ve done any volunteer work or customer service since your release, be sure to talk about it on your resume. Even if it’s unrelated, it really adds to your appeal!
  • Check for spelling and punctuation errors. It’s a good rule of thumb to have a friend read it over as well.

If you need additional help, Relaunch Pad has a resume guide specifically for felons. Once you’re satisfied with your resume, you’ll want to go to Rose International’s career page to apply for the position you’re qualified for.

After that, the next step you’ll take is the interview. What should you do to get ready?

How to dress:

Conservatively. Rose International is a professional company, so wear what you see in the company’s photos on the website — business casual. You should also hide visible tattoos and take out any unusual piercings. You can discuss the company’s policy on these later.

What to do:

Arrive 10-15 minutes early to your interview. This will give you time to fill out any necessary paperwork and show the company you can be on time.

Smile and keep a positive attitude. Answer the questions constructively, not focusing on the negative. And ask your own questions! Be sure you are clear on what is expected of you as an employee as well as what is expected from the company.

Be honest about your past. If you lie or hide important details and Rose International finds out, it could cost you your job.

Does Rose International do background checks?

They’ll run a background check if their client company’s policy requires it.

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

Some states won’t consider information more than seven years old. So, if you live in these states and your felony is six years old, you’ll want to wait another year to apply:

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

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

Great news if you live in one of these states. They won’t look at anything where you were found not guilty:

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

However, be aware if you live in the states on this list. They’ll see your entire record, including any not guilty verdicts:

  • 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 digging to find out Rose International’s ratings. On glassdoor.com, they have 4.5 stars out of 5. The largest influencing factor is the great work environment and culture. The biggest drawback is the high cost of health benefits.

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

Does Rose International hire felons? Yes, they do. However, there are a few felonies that might hurt your chances. You might have a tougher time getting hired at Rose International if you have any theft or financial crimes since you may be working in accounting. Drug or violent crime charges will be a bigger obstacle because you could be working in an office or call center setting where your behavior is a big part of the job.

Does Rose International drug test?

Online sources don’t say whether or not Rose International will drug test. We suggest that you move forward as if they do.

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

Was this article helpful for you to get a job at Rose International with a felony? If you have any tips to share, this is your chance to help others in the same situation.

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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.