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Does Lowes Hire Felons?

It can be hard to find a job as a felon. Many of us are turned down on a regular basis for many different types of jobs. Our organization, Help For Felons is here to help make your life a little easier by providing information about jobs for felons. So is lowes on of those few employers that will hire a felon? Let’s find out!

Does Lowes Hire Felons

Picture of a lowes storeDoes Lowes hire felons? The answer to that question is not black and white. There are many factors that go into who Lowes hires. We have heard from many felons/ex-felons that have not been hired by lowes. Many have also stated that they did have an interview but were never contacted afterwards. This was most likely due to the fact that they are felons. On the other hand there has been a few people that we know of that were hired by lowes and had a felony conviction in their background.

So how does lowes choose who they hire? There are several factors that go into their choice to either hire you or not. Here is what they will look at when you apply to lowes:

  • Type of felony conviction
  • Length of time since conviction
  • Position applied for
  • Job related skills

People that have theft/fraud or violent felonies will not be hired by lowes period, even if it is 20 years old. Now if you do have a felony that isn’t violent or theft/fraud related then you may be able to be hired by lowes.

From what we have found lowes highly prefers for your felony to be at least 7 years old. We have not 100% confirmed this from Lowes themselves but have seen this policy stated in some job advertisements over the years.

If you have any further comments or knowledge about lowes or any other business that hire felon please let us know.


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34 thoughts on “Does Lowes Hire Felons?

  1. They have paid for their crime, so now its time for company’s that depend on peoples job status to sell products to give back. What if it was one of your family members, would you want sustainable support for the rest of their life and their children’s life as well ? Think about what positive changes it would make for any community to give back to all involved. Make the right choice, follow your heart that beats for a good purpose !!

    1. Was your dui a felony? Just curious because I was hired pending a background check and I have a dui 3rd felony.

  2. Here’s the thing I found out about Lowe’s. They will do a 7 year background check only if you are in a state that limits that only. If not, they will do a lifetime reporting on you. I would have been eligible for hire in California, Texas, New Mexico, New York, and a few more. But since I’m in Georgia they were allowed to pull my lifetime record of misdemeanors from like 1990. No major offenses but a couple dui’s but somehow I’m not eligible now. A bunch of BS! rules should be for uniform for a company like this

  3. Hi I’m William and I was offered a job with lowes pending a background well I had a felony from 98 and been clean since but I past drug test and was waiting to hear back only to be disappointed by the letter that said they will not be able to hire me its cool , I’ll just keep searching I’m in Florida .

  4. I am waiting for my husband to get his background cleared.. He has a TWIC which is a transportation workers security clearance done by the federal government . He does have a burglary in 2008 and when Lowes interviewed him, they didn’t ask about any felonies or misdemeanors nor on the application does it ask for either. I hope the 7 year thing is right. He got his offer letter and is supposed to go to get his urine analysis on Tuesday but like everyone else has said, the background check is the final obstacle. I’ll be back on here next week to let everyone know for future inquiries.

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