Don't look for a job in a pizza shop get a job in a union like electrical worker union or another union like plumbers- they pay while you learn. Heating and air conditioning teks do ok . I was offered a chance to do H&C work starting @ $18 HR 15 years ago.
I know felons who make $70K or more a year on regular jobs.
Please let us know.
Construction for sure. Skilled, analytical tradesmen do pretty well. Plus you have a marketable "off grid" potential source of income once you become proficient in your chosen trade.
Lots of folks recognize the value of trade - dentists, doctors, and other various medical professionals. I had a genuine house-call by a head-of-department, emergency department medical doctor - twice. Well, one of them was a walk-in to the actual emergency room itself. The same physician met me in the staff parking lot (where I was given permission to park) and walked me into the building. No wait, no paperwork.......walked straight into an empty exam room and was stitched-up within minutes.
Get a trade. Plumber, HVAC, Electrical, Alarm and Security Access, .........
As long as you weren't "heinous", your record is likely to be overlooked so long as you learned your lesson and are more serious in moving forward and improving yourself. Everybody I know who has a criminal record - was incarcerated due to a drug related offense (usually possession - rarely violence). So it was a matter of them being in the wrong place at the wrong time - because everybody does drugs these days. There is just no denying it. People understand.
Now, if you wanna work for the secret service and do drugs while protecting our President........ you're likely fucked. It's a private club and they likely won't let someone who has a prior criminal record participate.
Don't despair.....I think construction workers have about as much fun. We just have to occasionally sweat for ours. But be careful.......if you ram a parking barricade while intoxicated, you will almost certainly go to jail (unless you're trading work with the arresting officer).