Originally Answered: HAVING SOME TROUBLE WITH WORK AND NEED HELP! (SERIOUS ANSWERS ONLY PLEASE)?
Your probation officer is your ally here. He or she may well know of businesses owned or managed by people who are themselves ex-cons or who have sympathy or empathy for them.
Are you observing basic get-a-job protocol, arriving in person rather than filling out applications online, well dressed and groomed, with your own pen, a complete list of the addresses and phone numbers applications ask for, letters of recommendation, etc.? Are you applying at places which actually has work for someone without skills or job training?
It's hard, I know, when lots of places won't even consider you, but there are employers in every community which will. Most of the jobs are not great, but they're work, and if you do it well, reliably, and with a good attitude, that can lead to a better job.
What you probably won't get are jobs where you handle money or goods with a high value. (The car rental place I worked at would not hire felons; cars were too easy to steal.) But you might find work in the kitchen of a restaurant or bussing its tables, sorting recyclables, trash hauling, doing lawn or ground maintenance, working a road crew, and similar jobs, many of which pay pretty well.