When looking for a job, many ex-offenders assume that the only option they have is the night shift in a factory. Today we want to dispel that myth by answering the question: Does Albertsons hire criminals?
With locations in 34 states (and Washington, DC) chances are you've shopped at an Albertsons store before. To keep these stores running, they need a great team of great people filling a variety of roles. this and whereOfbetween.
Today we want to help you figure out how to get a job at Albertsons with a crime. We will see questions like:
- Does Albertsons do background checks?
- What skills do I need to get a job here?
- Does Albertsons hire people with violations?
- How can I increase my chances of being hired here?
Our goal at Relaunch Pad ishelp you find a jobso you can build a better life for yourself. We know that finding a job with a criminal record can be extremely difficult. In fact, many of our team are ex-offenders who have gone through the same challenges as you.One of the benefits we offer you is that we reach out directly to the companies and ask about their policies on hiring ex-offenders..
If you've ever thought about getting a job at your local grocery store, read on. We'll help you figure out how to get hired at Albertsons.
Does Albertsons hire criminals?
Official company policy for hiring criminals
Albertsons shared this information with us when we asked about their ex-offender hiring policy:
“Albertsons LLC conducts criminal background checks as part of our normal hiring practices. Each job offer is conditional on the completion of this background check and the background of each job applicant will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All applications are accepted online via links to online application systemswww.albertsons.com.“
Your answer does a couple of things. First, answer the background check question. It also tells us that each candidate is considered individually.
However, it doesn't directly address whether or not they hire criminals. So let's move on to the next question...
Has Albertsons hired criminals in the past?
This is a key question for anyone considering applying for a job at an Albertsons store. Fortunately, the answer to this question is a resounding yes. We cannot guarantee that all locations are open for criminal hiring, but we can confirm that some stores are already doing so.
Does Albertsons hire people with violations?
Those of you with a misdemeanor may be wondering if Albertsons will hire you for a misdemeanor. Generally, if a company is willing to hire ex-offenders, it is also willing to consider hiring those with minor crimes.
Is Albertsons on the ban the box list?
Have you ever thought about dropping a motion for a criminal conviction? EITHERBan-Box-KampagneThe aim is to get companies to eliminate this problem. They want candidates to be judged on their qualifications, not their track record.The Fair Chance Business Commitmentit's a similar effort. The pledge is a way for companies to show they are committed to removing barriers to employment for ex-criminals. In essence, both movements want you to have a better chance at life.
Unfortunately, we have found no direct connection between the Albertsons and any of these movements.
However, the fact that they have hired ex-criminals in the past shows that they are not completely opposed to the idea. Their statement also states that applications are considered "on a case-by-case basis," meaning they will consider you as an individual. Therefore, it should not be annulled because of your offense.
Does Albertsons have special programs to hire criminals?
Albertsons does not have a specific criminal hiring program. That doesn't mean they don't give criminals a chance. It just means that there is no program for that specific purpose.
What are the odds of someone with a crime getting hired?
After much research we have to admit that your chances of getting hired here are slim. We know that some places have hired ex-offenders in the past. However, we cannot guarantee that this will be the case in all locations. And certain crimes can work against you (we'll get to that in a moment).
We'll give you a few tips to help you get the most out of the application process. That way, if the store you sign up for is hiring ex-criminals, you're their first choice.
What Are Some Basic Jobs?
Discover Albertsonsracing sidefor a full list of their current jobs.
As previously mentioned, Albertsons is a large company with offices in 34 states. (Here is a map of the states where they have stores.). That means they need employees in all sorts of jobs, not just at the deli or drugstore at the local grocery store.
Here are some examples of the entry positions available:
- Cashier/Checker: Greet customers, check items and cashier.
- Department Clerk – Handles customer service for a department such as the Deli or Bakery.
- Stocker/Night Stocker: Ensures shelves are stocked and ready.
- Delivery man - drive a delivery truck and deliver groceries ordered online to your home.
- Warehouse Picker – Loads pallets of items to be delivered to local stores.
- Truck Driver - Drive tractor trailer loads from warehouses to local businesses.
Does that sound like jobs you can do? There will be on-the-job training so you don't have to worry about having a lot of experience. If you can work shifts, they will see it as an advantage.
With that in mind, let's take a look at how you can increase your chances of getting a job at Albertsons.
How to get hired at Albertsons with a crime
Check out the job listings to see what Albertsons is hiring for in your area
The Albertsons careers page (mentioned above) displays a variety of jobs. You can customize your resume based on the job you want.
Create a great resume
If you're unsure how to write a resume, your local careers center can help. Some career centers offer special courses to help ex-offenders with their CV.
paste into your app
"What if the job I'm applying for doesn't hire criminals?" you can ask. If there are multiple stores in your area, submit multiple applications. If there is a distribution center near you, set one up there as well. It's better to launch multiple apps and decline offers than just launch one at a time.
Go all out when you get the interview
This is your chance to stand out from the crowd. Make sure you go into the interview with confidence. You likely have work experience related to the position you are applying for. Brag about this experience. Your job in the interview is to sell yourself as the best candidate.
Dealing with questions about your past
We are aware that Albertsons conducts background checks as part of the recruitment process. Therefore, it is very likely that they will ask you about your legal history. Be honest, but keep the conversation as prospective as possible. You're trying to get ahead and create a better future for yourself, and that's where this job comes in.
Don't be afraid to give them a call a few days after the interview and see if they've made up their minds.
Does Albertsons do background checks?
you yes However, not all background checks are created equal. Depending on which state you live in, background checks can be more or less extensive.
Here is some helpful background check information:
First, these states don't look at your history beyond the past seven years. So if your crime was committed seven years (or more) ago, it must not happen in these states:
(*Certain salary positions or salary ranges may require additional verification.)
There are also some states that do not consider the court cases where you were foundNOguilty. Here are the eight states currently on that list:
In many states, your background check will show all of your legal records (this includes instances where you were foundNOguilty). Here is a list of these states:
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
What do people who work (or have worked) at Albertsons say about them? We went to glassdoor.com to find out. Albertsons got 3.3 stars out of 5, which is not bad.
Half of those who left reviews said they would recommend the company to a friend.
What criminal convictions might make hiring here difficult?
Does Albertsons hire criminals? We know some places have done this in the past. However, as with any employer, there are certain beliefs that make it difficult to get a job here.
A record that directly impacts the work you want to get done will get in your way. For example:
- Theft if you apply for a job as a teller or stockbroker.
- A charge of assault or sex offense for those seeking a position in the business.
- Trip-related charges (e.g. DUI) for delivery driver or truck driver positions.
So before you apply for a job, make sure your paperwork isn't holding you back. If you can, try a position in a different department. They might like or switch in a few years.
Albertson drug test?
Neither your website nor the job postings we saw directly answered this question. However, it is always safer to assume that an employer will conduct a drug test and act accordingly.
The last thing you want is for them to be willing to hire you and lose you because of your test scores!
Share your experiences!
Have you applied or gotten a job at Albertsons? How was your experience? What other advice would you have for helping people with a crime get a job at Albertsons?
Let us know in the comments below.