Based on our research and experience, yes WEL Companies has previously hired individuals with felony convictions.
It is important to understand that every company considers many factors, not just a criminal background check, when it comes to deciding who to hire. These factors may include your experience, your skills, the type of conviction(s) you have, what you were convicted for, the number of convictions, the time since your release, and, how you have worked to better yourself since your conviction or what you have done since your release.
When applying for jobs at WEL Companies, you should emphasis the steps you have taken to change your life. Did you work while you were incarcerated? Are you currently working? What new skills have you learned recently? How can your skill set and experience help WEL Companies.
About WEL Companies
In 1975 Wally Tielens and his two sons, Bruce and Randy had a simple vision for a family business called Wisconsin Express Lines that quickly grew into an industry leading refrigerated trucking business. What began as a two-truck business soon blossomed into more than 150 trucks and trailers providing nationwide service to some of the largest companies in the food, beverage, and dairy industries.
In 1988 Bruce and Randy purchased the business from their father and soon thereafter they changed the company name to WEL. In addition to the name change, WEL added warehousing services to their portfolio to more closely reflect their migration to logistics services. The things that did not change are the dedication to family tradition and core values in stability, trustworthiness, character, and the commitment to work quickly and professionally with every single customer.
Sadly, Wally passed away in 2005 and Randy in 2013 but their spirit drives our reputation for customer service and driver respect. We’re uncompromising in upholding that legacy across every interaction.
We all know that change is a constant in today’s business world and at WEL we are excited to embrace change that helps move us forward such as Bruce’s son Chris being named President in 2014. Chris has been an integral part of WEL for many years and brings his own unique vision for moving WEL forward.
Our many great employee’s and adherence to core values have allowed WEL to grow from its humble roots to more than $135,000,000 in transportation and warehousing revenue in 2012