Before any employer hires someone with a rap sheet, they often conduct background checks which are usually the main barrier to employment that ex-offenders face. Particularly heinous crimes usually eliminate all job opportunities, but still there is a definite type of criminal that often is hired by the warehousing industry. Most ex-cons in the industry were incarcerated for drug offenses, both selling and using, as well as property charges, such as destruction of property. Also a small percentage of workers have past offenses of violence, but it is obvious that these offenders are not as lucky when it comes to obtaining jobs, even in the warehouse industry.