Probation - Job Assistance Program

Welcome to the Ogle County Probation Jobs resource page. We hope utilizing the resources provided to you in this document will help you to find meaningful employment, and help you continue to move forward during/after your probation.

We wish you the best of luck in your endeavors for employment.

Staffing Agencies
Listed below are several staffing agencies in the surrounding area that may be helpful to obtain employment relatively quickly. All of the agencies listed are “felon-friendly,” but some felony convictions may be disqualifiers. Please contact each agency for specifics.

PeopleLink Staffing Solutions
1216 Currency Ct, Rochelle, IL 61068
Hours: Mon - Fri 7am - 6pm
Phone: (815) 561-1500
Peoplelink Staffing

1678 S Galena Ave Ste C100, Dixon, IL 61021
Hours: Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm
Phone: (815) 288-7800
Manpower Staffing Solutions in Dixon, IL

Express Employment Professionals
477 East Rock Dr, Rockford, IL 61108
Hours: Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm
Phone: (815) 708-0991
Staffing Agency in Rockford, Illinois

Hughes Resources
112 E Fellows St, Dixon, IL 61021
Hours: Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm
Phone: (815) 835-3000
Hughes Resources

4940 E State St #101, Rockford, IL 61108
Hours: Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm
Phone: (815) 394-5510
Staffing Agency in Rockford,

Employment Websites
All of the websites provided are highly user friendly. You can create a free account and upload a resume, or create one on their site. For each website, you are able to search by location and job type (at minimum) to find potential jobs that match your skill set. Some sites, like Indeed, allow you to search and/or filter results by income as well. You will also find step by step tutorials on how to use each site below. 

Illinois Job Link:

Veteran Resources:

Illinois Department of Employment Security:

DIY guide for Indeed: How to Find Jobs on Indeed

DIY Guide for Zip Recruiter: ZipRecruiter Job Search Tips | How to Get Started

DIY Guide for Career Builder: Searching for Jobs on       


Indeed also has resources about programs specifically for felons looking for employment: Programs to Help Felons Get Jobs |



Below is a link to a list of companies that are open to hiring felons. Not all of them are local, but it is a good resource to read through and several have locations in the surrounding area. There are also several links to tips for rejoining the workforce with a felony on your record, and for pursuing further education with grants, loans, etc.

Companies That Hire Felons List

8 Tips on Getting a Job with a Felony

Re-Entry Employment Service Program

Restore Justice | Future Leaders Apprenticeship Program

Best Jobs For Felons - 1,100+ Companies That Hire Felons | Updated Daily

Best Jobs For Felons | 200+ Companies That Hire Felons Updated For 2022 – Jobs That Hire Felons

Apprenticeships | Job Search Help for Ex-Offenders | CareerOneStop

List of Grants for Felons | Updated List | Help For Felons Organization

Organizations that Offer Free or Low Cost Credit Counseling to Felons

Resume & Resources
A well-prepared resume is essential in today’s job market. Without one, it can be difficult to catch an employer's attention and ultimately, get the job you’re searching for. It’s you against every other applicant, so it’s best to be as prepared as possible.

A resume is: “a summary of your qualifications, skills, and achievements. It shows a future employer what you have done in the past. It details your skills and training, work experience, and education, and, most importantly, the accomplishments you have made with past employers.

It should also inform the employer of your career objective (the job you are seeking) and communicate in a concise manner the benefits you will bring to the job if hired.

A resume is an advertisement. It advertises you, your unique skills and qualifications, and it stresses the benefits you have to offer.” - Rogue Community College

If you don’t have a resume, it will benefit you greatly to create one. Below are several resources to help create your resume and obtain employment.

 Build a Resume Online:

DIY guide for Microsoft Word resume: Using Microsoft Word Resume Templates

DIY guide for Google Docs resume:        How to Make a Resume on Google Docs in Google Drive

Resume Building Tips: First Resume Tips: How to Make a Resume with No Work Experience | Indeed Career Tips

No job history? No problem. Many of our clients are required to complete Public Service Work hours as a condition of their probation/supervision. Tip: Completed PSW hours = volunteer work experience. Add it to your resume.

 Below is a list of opportunities in the area that could use your help.

HOPE of Ogle County 
Tues - Fri 10am - 430pm
Sat 10am - 1pm
(815) 562-8508
HOPE of Ogle County - Hope Chest

Habitat for Humanity of Ogle County
Hours: Mon - Fri 9am - 7pm
(815) 732-6855
Habitat for Humanity of Ogle County

Rochelle Christian Food Pantry
770 Lincoln Ave, Rochelle, IL 61068
Hours: Fri & Tuesday 1pm - 330pm
(815) 562-6654

Village of Progress
2134, 710 S 13th St Box 418, Oregon, IL 6106
Hours: Mon - Fri 730am - 330pm
(815) 732-2126
Village of Progress

There are many more in the surrounding area. Search the internet for non-profits in your area.

Revised on 3.7.22