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Does Roth Staffing Hire Felons in 2021?

By Last update May 3, 2019
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You know that finding a good job can really help you get ahead, so have you ever thought of using a staffing agency? If the idea appeals to you, maybe you’d like to know: Does Roth Staffing hire felons?

Roth Staffing is one of the largest staffing services companies in the United States. They have branches in nearly every major city across the country. Relaunch Pad is guessing this is a company you’re interested in, so we’ve done our best to get answers to questions like:

  • What do people say about working for the company?
  • How do you interview for a staffing agency?
  • Does Roth Staffing do background checks?

We’re former felons or people who’ve worked closely to assist them. Relaunch Pad contacts companies directly. Furthermore, we research each company ourselves. We’re determined to pull out all the stops and provide you with answers you can count on. So, read on to find out the best approach to get a job at Roth Staffing with a felony.

Does Roth Staffing hire felons?

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Official company policy for hiring felons

We haven’t made contact with the Roth Staffing yet, but we hope to soon. In the meantime, that doesn’t stop us from sharing with you what our research says about how to get hired at Roth Staffing.

Has Roth Staffing hired felons in the past?

This is uncertain. We could find no information to support that they have.

Does Roth Staffing hire people with misdemeanors?

We can’t say for sure. There’s nothing on their website or online from staff that confirms this one way or another.

Is Roth Staffing on the Ban the Box list?

Unfortunately, Roth Staffing is not on the Ban the Box list. You may already know that companies on this list remove the criminal record check box from their application form. This shows they’re serious about giving job applicants a chance to show why they’re a good fit for the position before their criminal record is taken into account.

Not surprisingly, Roth staffing hasn’t taken the Fair Chance Business Pledge, either. The Pledge is a public statement a company makes to actively engage in fair hiring for people with records, so not every company wants to take it.

Does Roth Staffing have special programs for hiring felons?

No, the company doesn’t have any special programs of this nature.

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

Uncertain likelihood of being hired with a felony

Does Roth Staffing hire felons? We believe the odds are uncertain and here’s why:

  1. We don’t yet have the company’s official policy on hiring felons.
  2. Roth Staffing hasn’t signed the Fair Chance Business Pledge. In addition, they’re not on the Ban the Box list.
  3. The industries they hire for have high standards that make it difficult for people with records to get hired (see how to get hired there anyway, below).
  4. There appears to information from employees confirming you can get hired with a felony.

What are some entry-level jobs?

Roth Staffing has some positions they describe as entry-level. However, be aware that these usually require post-secondary education. For example, to work as a Recruiter, Customer Service Representative or Sales Representative, you need to have a university degree. You need one to work as part of the company’s IT Help Desk team, as well. If you have this level of education, check out these jobs on the company’s careers page.

The only examples of truly entry-level positions we found that didn’t require post-secondary education was Administrative Assistant or Receptionist. For these jobs, you’ll need one year of related experience to be considered.

How to get hired at Roth Staffing with a felony

To stand any chance to get a job at Roth Staffing with a felony (or a misdemeanor, for that matter) you really need to make the best impression that you can. This means showing why you’re a good fit for the job. For example, if you’re going to be responsible for recruiting staff for company clients are you a people person? Do you have excellent communication skills? If you’re applying to the IT side of things, you’ll want to tell them about courses you’ve taken or other customer support work you’ve done.

All this information needs to be reflected on your resume — see how to make that happen here.

Then, spend some time reading up on what it’s like to work for the company. There’s some terrific information on the company website about things like benefits, flex work, health and wellness, etc. Not only will this help you get a feel for the company culture, but it will help you come up with a thoughtful response when the hiring manager asks “do you have any questions?” at the end of your interview!

Here are some other tips to make sure your interview goes well:

  • Prepare the night before so you don’t forget anything. This means double-checking the bus schedule or making sure your car has enough fuel.
  • Leave early enough that you’re about 15 minutes early. If you’re too early, go for a short walk or drive around the block a few times. It can add to your nerves if you’re so early that you’re waiting with other candidates!
  • Review your resume a day or so before your interview. Make a note of anything you want to highlight about your skills and why you’d be a good fit for the job. Prepare answers for questions about your criminal record.
  • Bring a small note pad and pen. Often interviewers will allow you a few minutes to collect your thoughts and jot down anything you don’t want to forget before you answer a question.
  • Leave the hiring manager with contact information for your character references (people who vouch for you as a good person and hard worker). That might help tip the scale if they are on the fence about hiring you due to your criminal background or the gaps in your job experience.

Does Roth Staffing do background checks?

Yes, Roth Staffing does background checks. This is part of the hiring process as far as we can tell from employee feedback online.

The company website has no specific information about the background check process and what it includes. However, Roth Staffing does say that their hiring practices are in line with EEOC requirements. Basically, this means that they don’t discriminate against job applicants protected by this legislation.

So how do you prepare for a background check when you don’t know what it involves? Actually, it all boils down to honesty. Make sure your resume is accurate and you answer questions honestly whether they’re about involvement with the law or not.

Here’s what we want you to know about background checks across the United States:

There are states where only the last seven years of your criminal record will be considered. They are:

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

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

In certain states, charges that you were found not guilty of won’t be taken into account. Here’s a list of these states:

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

In the vast majority of states, your whole record will be looked at. This includes charges where you were judged not guilty. These states are listed here:

  • 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

Roth Staffing has the same rating — 3.8 out of 5 stars — on the two sites we looked at. Keep in mind that the rating of the company you end up being hired for will be more important to you, so do yourself a favor and look the company up where you can.

69% of employees on Glassdoor said they’d recommend the company to a friend. For example, one employee commented: “Wonderful company to work for. Great culture and staff. The management is full of some really great, intelligent people.”

The fact that the CEO got a very good rating (87%) supports the idea that the company has a positive culture.

It’s important to point out here that Roth Staffing has won a large number of awards as an employer. For example, most recently the company was given the 2019 Staffing Industry Analysts award for one of the best staffing firms to work for. Furthermore, they’ve made this list for eight years in a row!

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

The company places a high value on teamwork and good communication skills. Not only is this important between co-workers, it’s also critical that business clients and job-seekers are treated with respect. The Roth Staffing reputation depends on it! Therefore, if you have a criminal history involving violence, the hiring manager may think you have a hard time keeping your cool, and you may have a more difficult time getting hired.

Charges involving substance abuse may be a problem as well. So, be ready to explain how you got into trouble and what you’ve done to deal with any addictions. The company wants to hire reliable employees that are addressing any personal issues so they don’t interfere with doing their job well.

You’ll want to think about the job you’re applying for and how your record might impact it. The companies Roth Staffing hires for will also have their own lists of what is unacceptable on a record.

Does Roth Staffing drug test?

Yes, based on online reviews by staff, we can confirm that Roth Staffing will drug test as part of the hiring process. This means you have to pass before you’re officially hired and can start the job.

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

We really value your comments. What’s more, your experience can help our readers! Do you have any information about less serious offences? Does Roth Staffing hire people with misdemeanors?

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Sandy Bell-Murray
Reentry Educator

Sandy Bell-Murray worked for more than thirty years for the Ontario public service, mainly in adult and youth justice. She began as a Probation and Parole Officer, then became a policy analyst, program supervisor and manager. Currently, she delivers workshops focused on building personal resilience and managing stress. She is an active member of Toastmasters International.