Theoretically, finding a job has never been easier. You can find and apply for jobs with your mobile phone as you wait in the drive-thru lane for your eight-piece box of spicy fried chicken. It’s fast and simple.
Realistically, however, getting that job is a bit more complicated. If you include a keyword in the application or resume that trips a red flag in the software system, the hiring manager might never see that resume because an algorithm deemed you unfit for the open position. A human didn’t make that decision; a computer did.
The job search can be doubly hard for those who have been charged with a felony. Even if they have dutifully served their time, these people looking for a second chance have an incredibly difficult time just landing that first job interview.
The doors are a bit more open in the metal fabricating field, however. James Slinkard III has taken full advantage of that crack in the door.
Slinkard grew up in northeast Ohio, taking his