Criminal Records Can Impede Getting Employment, an online public records resource, explains how criminal records can be barriers to employment.

​Search Quarry (, a U.S.-based public records resource utility created to assist in locating public records information online, is speaking out about the connection between criminal records and finding employment. According to Search Quarry representatives, a criminal record is a definitive barrier to getting a job, preventing an individual from landing sustainable employment. Through the use of its innovative conviction records search tool, Search Quarry offers a way for employment-seekers to check their criminal record for accuracy and errors before applying for a job.

“As one polishes their resume and chooses his or her interview attire, it’s important to consider running a background check on him or herself to see what the Internet really has to say about them,” states a Search Quarry representative. “Background checks can pull up damaging information, causing a job-hunter to miss out on a great employment opportunity; worst of all, some information might not even be correct. Ignoring what might pop up on a criminal or background check is a mistake that could spell the end of a dream job.”

Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is equally true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on.

Robert Kenedy, U.S. Senator

According to Search Quarry representatives and the company’s own research, most employers regularly run background checks on potential employees, and the information uncovered could cost such individuals the job opportunity. Further, research has shown that nearly all employers decide not to offer jobs to candidates with a history of violent felonies; more surprising, say Search Quarry reps, is that even nonviolent felonies result in employers withdrawing offers most of the time. As the rep explains, “Considering only half of employers allow candidates to explain their records before hiring decisions are made, job-seekers need to know what employers are discovering about them.”

While it’s been established that most job-seekers assume there is some variant of a massive database where employers can check on criminal records, there is no single database available containing every criminal record in the country. In a non-direct response, Search Quarry’s conviction records search tool, available at, allows visitors to search for felonies, misdemeanors, arrests, warrants, sentencings and citations, with search criteria running the gamut from federal, state and county arrests, reason for arrest and/or warrant, date/location of arrest and date/location of issued warrant to probation details, parole details, sentencing/resolutions, speeding tickets, red light tickets, driving-related citations and more.

“Unlike credit histories, which drop off after seven or so years, arrest records stay on a permanent record forever,”concludes the rep. “Even worse, these records don’t divulge if a case was thrown out, if an individual was found innocent or if he or she was even charged; indeed, no criminal database is infallible – mistakes are made all the time. We have heard of stories about talented job candidates being rejected from positions because a background check pulled up an incorrect criminal record.

“If errors occur in one’s criminal record, taking action to fix them can make all the difference when getting to the hiring stage.”

SearchQuarry can be reached by calling (800) 859-7375. For more information visit



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