Warehouses and Distribution Centers That Hire Felons

Many warehouses are willing to give you the chance to start afresh.

Even though getting a job as an ex-convict can be difficult, there is some hope because many warehouses and distribution centers in the US are historically willing to give people a second chance.

Companies that have signed the Ban the Box pledge (e.g. Target) won’t ask you if you have a criminal record. These are the best places to look for work as an ex-convict.

Some companies do background checks that go back many years or decades. This is especially so in states where there are no laws regulating criminal record considerations in employment such as Alaska, Florida, Arkansas and Alabama.

If you have a criminal record and are looking to find employment in these states, it can be a bit challenging to get a job with some companies located there.

Yet other companies will consider hiring felons on a case by case basis. They look at factors like the severity of the charge and how long ago it took place.

After doing extensive research, we have compiled a list of some of the best warehouses that hire felons in the United States. Take a look at what’s available near you.

Warehouse/Distribution CenterLikelihood of Getting Hired as a FelonDo They Do Background Checks?Warehouse Locations *
John Deere PartsLowYesLathrop, CA; Denver CO; Miami, FL; Atlanta, GA; Milan, MI;
Rock Valley, IA; Springfield, MI; Potland, OR; Dallas, TX
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Amazon WarehousesAverageYesCheck hereApply Now
Target Distribution CenterHighYesCheck hereApply Now
Walmart Distribution CenterAverageYesCheck hereApply Now
SyscoHighYesCheck hereApply Now
Lineage LogisticsHighYesLos Angeles, CA; Houston TX; Medley, FL; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Boston Harbor, MA; Philadelphia, PA; Chesapeake, VA; Richland, WA; Linden, NJApply Now
PetSmart Distribution CenterHighYesCheck hereApply Now
US FoodsHighYesCheck hereApply Now
WinCo FoodsAverageYesWoodburn, Oregon; Myrtle Creek, Oregon; Boise, Idaho; Phoenix, Arizona; Denton, Texas; Modesto, CaliforniaApply Now
Frito-LayHighYesKathleen, GA; Carol Stream, IL; Bridgeton, MO; Wooster, OH; Lexington, INApply Now
Restaurant DepotHighNoCheck hereApply Now
CostcoHighYesAtlanta, GA; Belleville, MI; Dallas, TX; Laredo, TX; Mira Loma, CA; Monroe, NJ; Monrovia, MD; Morris, IL; Salt Lake City, UT; Sumner, WA; Tolleson, AZ; Tracy, CA; West Palm Beach, FLApply Now
KrogerAverageYesCheck hereApply Now
PublixHighYesJacksonville, FL; Orlando, FL; Lakeland, FL, Deerfield, FL; Boynton Beach, FL; Miami, FL; Sarasota, FL; Lawrenceville, GA; McCalla, ALApply Now
Lowe’sAverageYesMount Vernon, TX; Valdosta, GA; Garysburg, NC; Findlay, OH; Cheyenne, WY; Plainfield, CT; Rockford, IL; Statesville, NC; North Vernon, IN; Minersville, PA; Perris, CA; Kissimmee, FL, see moreApply Now
United SupermarketsHighYesLubbock, TX; Roanoke, TXApply Now
Bed Bath and BeyondHighYesN/AApply Now
ShopRiteHighNoN/AApply Now
Trader Joe’sHighNoSuwanee, GA; Daytona Beach, Fl; Irving, TX; Bath, PA; Stockton, CA; Minooka, ILApply Now
HannafordHighNoSalisbury, NC; Disputanta, VA; Elloree, SC; Dunn, NC; Green Cove Springs, FL; Greencastle, PA; Butner, NCApply Now
Whole FoodsHighYesRichmond, VA; Cheshire, CT; Braselton, GA; Denver, CO; Vernon, CA; Austin, TX; Landover, MDApply Now
ChewyAverageYesWilkes-Barre, PA, Lewisberry, PA, Mechanicsburg, PA, Vandalia, OH, Dallas, TX, Goodyear, AZ, Sparks, NV, Archbald, PAApply Now
PepsiCoAverageYesN/AApply Now
  • Please note that many companies do not make their distribution center locations public so the locations column is not conclusive for all listed companies.

How Far Back Employers Check For Felonies

How far back companies go when doing a background check will depend on the type of job (e.g. finance sector jobs normally exclude people with criminal records) and location (e.g. state and jurisdiction).

Some states do not have a predetermined number of years in which an employer can look back. This means that potential employers they can check for criminal history as far back as they please. In other states (e.g. Wisconsin), the crime must be substantially related to the job for it to count.

Some states have a seven year rule that prohibits reporting convictions that go back more than seven years. Companies in these states will only do background checks that go back seven years.

States That Follow the Seven-Year Rule

The following states have a seven year limit for criminal background checks. If you are applying for a job at a warehouse located in any of these states, criminal records that are more than seven years old won’t show up or be considered in background checks.

  • Washington
  • New York
  • Nevada
  • Montana
  • Massachusetts
  • Maryland
  • California
  • Texas


Target Distribution Center Locations

Target has 44 distribution centers across the USA. The following is a list of their locations.

  1. West Jefferson, Ohio
  2. Fridley, Minnesota
  3. Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
  4. Topeka, Kansas
  5. DeKalb, Illinois
  6. Midway, Georgia
  7. Galesburg, Michigan
  8. Wilton, New York
  9. Tyler, Texas
  10. Fontana, California
  11. Ontario, California
  12. Burlington, New Jersey
  13. Amsterdam, New York
  14. Newton, North Carolina
  15. Woodland, California
  16. Port Wentworth, Georgia
  17. Cedar Falls, Iowa
  18. Lugoff, South Carolina
  19. Cedar Falls, Iowa
  20. Rialto, California
  21. Mililani, Hawaii
  22. Phoenix, Arizona
  23. Minneapolis, Minnesota
  24. Logan Township, New Jersey
  25. Suffolk, Virginia
  26. Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
  27. Lake City, Florida
  28. Rialto, California
  29. DENTON, Texas
  30. Joliet, Illinois
  31. Stuarts Draft, Virginia
  32. Pueblo, Colorado
  33. Lacey, Washington
  34. Chicago, Illinois
  35. Shafter, California
  36. West Jefferson, Ohio
  37. Midlothian, Texas
  38. Tifton, Georgia
  39. Madison, Alabama
  40. Indianapolis, Indiana
  41. Albany, Oregon
  42. Tucson, Arizona
  43. Woodbury, Minnesota
  44. Perth Amboy, New Jersey

We have vetted the companies listed above and they seem like they’d be great places for anyone looking to start fresh with a new career in the warehousing industry.

If you have information about other warehouses that hire ex-convicts, please feel free to reach out in the comment section below. We’re happy to add them.

We want everyone who is interested in getting back into the workforce after incarceration to know they can do it. So don’t think twice about applying if these jobs sound interesting to you because there’s no shame in trying. Remember though – not every opportunity may be right for your specific situation so make sure you research each company before deciding which one would best suit your needs. Good luck out there!

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  1. I am a very hard, trustworthy, and dependable worker I believe if yiou gave me chance i will prove myself!

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