It has been observed that many trucking and logistics companies are more open to providing second chances to felons.
They have entry-level opportunities that require skill and experience and are willing to hire people with records if they meet the requirement.
If you are looking for a driving job or any other role in the transport industry then McLane can be your next employer. But as a felon, what are the odds of getting hired?
Does McLane hire Felons?
Yes. McLane hires felons who have records older than 7 years and have maintained clean records since then. Each case is reviewed individually based on merit, so every felon might not get hired.
McLane doesn’t have any special hiring programs for felons. It is not a part of any initiatives like the Ban-the-Box campaign or the Fair Chance Business Pledge that provides fair chances to felons.
However, McLane has hired felons in the past on a case-by-case basis.
Does McLane run background checks?
Yes. McLane runs background checks on applicants before hiring them. Although it is not mentioned on their career pages, many ex-employees have reported that McLane checks records for the past 7 years.
Background checks typically include criminal records, driving records, and credit reports. If you are applying for a non-driving job that requires a degree, your educational records will also be verified.
Driving job applicants will also undergo a DMV check or a DOT (Department of Transport) verification to check if they have been involved in any accidents or alcohol/drug abuse incidents in the past.
Having a criminal record does not automatically disqualify you from getting the job. Many factors like the nature and seriousness of the crime, time duration since the conviction, and the nature of the role, play an important part.
Felons who have been convicted for minor offenses and have maintained a clean record since their release have a good chance of getting the job.
We recommend that you be honest about your records if asked in the interview. Background checks are done after the interview. So, any information that you try to hide will most likely come out during background checks.
If that happens, your application will be rejected, and if any conditional offer that was provided will be retracted. On the other hand, being upfront about your records gives you an opportunity to put forward your side of the story and explain the circumstances.
It also helps you assure the hiring managers that you are a changed individual and ready to work hard for a better life.
Does McLane conduct drug tests?
McLane conducts drug tests as a part of their pre-employment process. The type of test depends on the role you have applied for. They do either urine tests, hair follicle tests, or mouth swabs.
How to get hired at McLane with a felony on record?
McLane Company, Inc. is one of the largest supply chain services leaders in the United States, providing grocery and foodservice solutions for convenience stores, mass merchants, drug stores, and chain restaurants.
Through McLane Grocery and McLane Foodservice, McLane operates over 80 distribution centers and one of the nation’s largest private fleets. The company buys, sells, and delivers more than 50,000 consumer products to nearly 110,000 locations across the U.S.
McLane provides benefits like Medical, Dental, and Vision plans, Flexible Spending Accounts, Vacation/Time Off Benefits, Paid Holidays, and more.
To get hired at McLane, you can start by exploring their careers page. It has a job listing for both driving and non-driving jobs. You can directly apply for a job opening that matches your skill by filling in the online application and submitting an updated resume.
The interview process can be different for different roles but typically it is a face-to-face interview. Questions are simple and based on your skills and experience.
They also ask about situations you faced at your previous jobs and how you handled them. Overall, the hiring process is fast and gets completed in a few weeks.