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Does target hire felons

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I was hired through ExactStaff and worked a full two weeks with rave reviews from Target leads and supervisors. I was at home on my day off and received a text from the woman from Exact staff telling me that the SECOND part of my background came back and Target deemed me ineligible to return at all. So I LEFT a great paying job with a wife and child to support at Christmas after disclosing a felony and my background check being cleared and STARTED WORKING FOR TWO WEEKS and was only then informed that some kind of secondary check did not clear me. WOW. My life is ruined because of this. PLEASE understand, if you go through Exactstaff and disclose everything initially and they RUN A CHECK and YOU ARE CLEARED it means ....NOTHING. You can and will be fired within 2 weeks. DO NOT LEAVE A JOB FOR THIS COMPANY.

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I just got hired by Target and I am a convicted felon. You have to answer questions from the background check and tell them everything and be honest. they also want you to tell them how you rehabilitated yourself since the conviction. I also had very good references for my previous jobs they didn't ask for it but I let them know they could get it if they needed it. Went in for the interview Monday got hired explain to them about my conviction. Then they told me it would take about a week after they do the background check then the background check emailed me to answer questions. Now its Monday and I got the job and I start tomorrow on Tuesday. So don't give up just because your a felon.

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In my experience, Target does NOT hire felons. I believe it depends on what your felony is. I have a grand theft of government funds felony. Target did not hire me. The rest of my background was clear with stable employment except for the six months I was in prison. I have two college degrees and was hired for part time seasonal pending background check. I was 100% honest with them the entire time. I later received a letter from first advantage.

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Target does hire felons. I'm living proof of it I just got hired at the distribution center in tifton Georgia as long as your honest and put down every charge you were convicted of they weigh all that in consideration when deciding to clear your background. Also target does not run background checks them selves they use a 3rd party company called First Advantage

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Well my brother had a felony on his record he got hired

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Target definitely hires Felons. I’m proof of that. I was concerned when they offered me a conditional employment offer & I submitted my info for my background check because a couple weeks before that I had done the same process for Lane Bryant & was told they couldn’t hire me because of my felony. Turned out to be a blessing in disguise because Target paid nearly 1 1/2 times what Lane Bryant was going to pay me AND was twice as many hours!

If you’re considering applying for work with Target just be honest about your history & there is a great chance you will get hired. This comes from someone with two theft charges (more than 10 years old & stemming from a drug addiction) & a year old Felony for trying to buy a gun and for not knowing I had been labeled as involuntarily admitted to a mental health facility when I went on my own to get treatment for my addiction.

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Does Target do background checks?

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As far as I have heard, Target does not discriminate against hiring felons.

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Target is one of the major pioneers of the "Ban the Box" movement trying to make it a law that employers cannot ask about felonies on application, so yes they do hire felons, but they will still do a background check, so don't expect to get hired with an attempted murder, armed robbery, or numerous domestics

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Yes they do, you have to explain your record during the background check, also proof of any rehabilitation, certificate of relief, etc.

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