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Reentry and Employment Resources for Justice-Involved Individuals

Employment Resources

A key component to reentry for a person who was formerly incarcerated is employment. The following online and print resources provide information and services aimed at assisting justice-involved individuals with locating employment. Check your local employment laws External for guidance on how to report a criminal history on employment applications.

Online Resources: Employment Opportunities

The following online resources reflect a mix of public and private programs and services addressing employment assistance for ex-offenders.

Online Resources: Occupational Information

Employment opportunities for the justice-involved have been traditionally available in the following industries: trucking, construction, landscaping, fast food restaurants, drilling and oil, temporary agencies, newspaper delivery, computer and information technology, apprenticeship programs, as well as work at home/online careers.

Selected Books on Employment for Ex-Offenders

The General Collections of the Library of Congress contain some materials on resources justice-involved individuals seeking employment opportunities. Many titles on this subject are printed by small and independent presses.

The following titles link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to additional online content are provided when available.

Search the Library of Congress Online Catalog

Expand your research by browsing for more materials in the Library of Congress Online Catalog using authorized subject headings. Each linked subject heading below will link directly to the online catalog and automatically locate all materials related to that topic. For assistance in locating other subject headings which relate to this subject, please Ask a Business Librarian.