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Resumes & Job Hunt

Arthur Wiggley, who benefited from a jobs-for-felons program, prepares for work and gets his 2-year-old son, Jace Easterwood, ready for day care at his apartment in St. (Whitney Curtis / The New York Times)

In search of the felon-friendly workplace

Rick Plowman’s business, installing suspended ceilings in offices, schools and hotels, could use new blood. But hiring is tough, he tells the man sitting in his office. The 20-somethings he sees haven’t had the work ethic, haven’t had the hustle. “I have a hard time hiring people with that drive,” he says. “I go through...