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Fair Chance Hiring

Fair Chance Hiring means that employers refrain from the following, among other things:

  • Including on a job application any questions about conviction history before a conditional offer has been made.
  • Asking about or considering a job candidate's criminal history before a conditional offer has been made.
  • Considering information about arrests not followed by convictions, participation in pretrial or post-trial diversion programs, or convictions that have been sealed, dismissed, expunged, or statutorily eradicated.

Fair Chance Hiring hiring also means that:

After offering a job candidate a job, employers can conduct a criminal history check, but employers should perform an individualized assessment about a job candidate's history. That means that the employer won't take back the job offer without considering the nature and gravity of the criminal history, the time that has passed since the conviction, and the nature of the job that the job candidate is seeking.

States, counties, and municipalities vary in their legal requirements surrounding background checks. Your indication, on Indeed, that you follow Fair Chance Hiring practices, is purely voluntary, although some or all components of the Fair Chance Hiring practices may reflect legal requirements in some locations. It is your responsibility to abide by the laws applicable to you.

How to search for Fair Chance jobs on Indeed:

  1. Go to
  2. In the What, type in “Fair Chance Employers” and in the Where, type out the city that you’re looking in. 
  3. You’ll see a list of employers in your desired city that are Fair Chance Employers. 
  4. If you’d like to narrow your search, filter boxes at the top of the page will help.

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