Crime and Consequences notes that "[i]n addition to a sex offenders' name, home address, photograph and criminal record, the Texas Department of Public Safety is now posting their employers." From WOAI:
Just within the past few days, the Department of Public Safety has started posting where sex offenders works on its website.
When you search a sex offender's name, the name of his employer will also come up.
Dr. Betty Schroeder, a therapist specializing in sex offender treatment, says, "We've had two in my groups already be fired from their jobs."
"The consequences are," adds Schroeder, "we're going to have a greater effort needed to rehabilitate these fellas. Who wants to hire them now? Where will they get a job? We have a hard enough time finding them a place to live."
Many sex offenders around San Antonio work in jobs like construction, landscaping, or work as an auto mechanic.
The head of the Rape Crisis Center says the information online may make it hard for sex offenders to keep a job, but it is more important that the public know where they work.
"We're all here to ensure that our community, our business community, our school community, our living environment are safe," says Lynn Blanco. "And we certainly ensure that we can stop and identify folks who have, that may have that predilection to harm children and others."
To find out the employer on the state website you have to know the sex offender's name. You cannot just search by employer.