Resources for Ex-Offenders
Getting a Job
Information about job search sites, online applications, resumes, cover letters and interviews.
Dealing With Your Record
Some people assume that no one will hire a person with a criminal record, but this just isn’t true. People with felony convictions get jobs in Denver every day. Below are resources for how to present yourself and your past to future employers.
- How to Respond to the Felony Question
- Your Criminal Record — how to obtain and clean up your criminal record
How Employers Can Benefit from Hiring Ex-Offenders
The Federal government has two programs to encourage employers to hire ex-offenders. The employers themselves may not know about these incentives, so you might have to explain it to them, as an additional benefit of hiring you.
- The Federal Bonding Program and the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (Updated Information Coming Soon)
If You need Someone to Sign Off on the Time You Spend Job Searching
Staff at the Community Technology Center at the Central Library downtown are able to sign off on any time you spend in any of our classes, including Open Lab times. They are not able to vouch for you when you are using the public computers in the general computer labs.
- General Open Lab: Tuesdays 3-5 p.m.
- Women's Open Lab: Every other Wednesday 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
- Resume and Job Search Open Lab: Every other Friday 2-4 p.m.
We also offer one hour help appointments with staff members trained to help ex-offenders with anything tech-related, including applying for jobs and improving basic computer skills. Call 720-865-1706 to set up an appointment.
The Central Library will close early at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 10 to prepare for the Booklovers Ball. More...