Yes, criminal records shouldn't be allowed in job decisions unless it is a violent crime. People need to be able to provide for themselves and to be given a chance to be a part of society. Without a job felons almost have no choice to commit crime again in order to support themselves.
It should be easier for felons to get jobs. After a felon is released from prison it can be very difuclt to start his life again. Even if he wants to stay away from crime and live legally, it is very difficult to get a good job, find a good house, and get credit. Any job that requires a background check is instantly unattainable, especially in today job market. This can help motivate ex-felons to return to their past life.
Yes, it is hard for felons to find any sort of job. There would be less felons going back to prison if it was easier for them to transition to life outside of prison. Many felons turn back to their old ways because it is so hard for them to find good footing on life.
Felons do not need things handed to them on a silver platter when they get out. While they should get assistance so that they can rejoin society, they should not just have jobs handed to them given how many are unemployed and struggling to find work as it is. Help them, but leave it ultimately up to them.