March is declared worldwide as Women’s History Month. It celebrates women’s triumphs and successes in history and contemporary society. The United States has observed it annually for the entire month of March since 1987. You can learn more about Women's History Month from the Library of Congress.
In celebrating Women’s History Month, Job Search Central presents Career Resources for Women. The following list of resources includes job listings, internships, and employment news. The job training programs provide basic job skills, as well as financial literacy, which is an integral part of workforce development. The women entrepreneurship programs include New York State and New York City funded programs for business education, community support, and financing resources. Also listed below are women's associations in New York, which include professionals from major industries. Their accomplishments contribute significantly to the economic growth and overall workforce in New York and are highlights in the celebration of Women's History Month.
Job Search And Career Resources
Careers for Women
This is an executive search firm that provides career advice and referrals to candidates in executive sales, marketing, advertising, and public relations jobs from their New York and Los Angeles offices.
Feminist Majority Foundation
This organization utilizes research and action programs to empower women economically, socially, and politically. The Career Center provides listings of jobs and internships nationwide.
This site lists alternative, flexible opportunities for women, including part-time, work-from-home, and flextime. You can also search for job share partners, post your resume, learn life balance tips, and more.
Women in Technology International
This is a global trade association empowering women in business and technology. At this site you can search for jobs and post your resume.
Job Training Programs
Access for Women
This is a Community Service Program provided by the Continuing Education Department of the New York City College of Technology, CUNY. It provides classes, workshops, basic skills, math skills, and vocational training for unemployed and underemployed women.
For information, call (718) 552-1131.
First Step/Coalition for the Homeless
First Step provides job readiness, job training programs, job placement, and social service support to homeless women.
For information, call (212) 776-2074.
Grace Institute offers a Business Skills Day Program, Business Skills Evening Program, and 14 Week Microsoft Office Course.
For information, call (212) 832-7605.
LaGuardia Home to Work Center for Displaced Homemakers
This program is administered by the Workforce Education Center, Continuing Education Department of LaGuardia Community College, CUNY. It provides counseling services, transition workshops, short-term training, and job placement referrals and retention services.
For information, call (718) 482-5340.
Nontraditional Employment for women (NEW)
NEW trains women and places them in careers in the skilled construction, utility, and maintenance trades, helping women achieve economic independence and a secure future.
For information, call (212) 627-6252.
Women’s Empowerment Network
The YWCA of the City of New York’s Women’s Empowerment Network provides computer training, benefits counseling, displaced homemaker programs, ESL and GED classes, financial literacy workshops, and workforce development.
For information, call (212) 735-9708.
Women’s Center for Education and Career Advancement
The Women’s Center provides a Job Ready Program that includes a monthly networking career club and access to their upcoming job fair.
For information, call (212) 964-8934.
Women and Entrepreneurship
Asian Women in Business
— A non-profit organization that provides workshops in building business skills, along with seminars, conferences, and networking opportunities to Asian women entrepreneurs
Count me in for Women’s Economic Independence
— A not-for-profit provider of resources, business education, and community support for women entrepreneurs seeking to grow micro businesses
New York City - Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises Program (M/WBE)
The Department of Small Business Services provides this program, which is dedicated to promoting fairness and equity in City procurement processes by providing services designed to strengthen the ability of certified M/WBEs to compete successfully in the marketplace.
New York State — Division of Minority and Women Business Development
This Division promotes the business development of MWBEs through education and outreach to agencies and MWBEs.
Women’s Business Center (WBC)
Women’s Business Center at the Business Outreach Center Network, Inc. offers business training, one-on-one counseling, and financing resources to help women entrepreneurs start and grow their business.
Women’s Brooklyn Enterprise Center
The Women’s Brooklyn Enterprise Center at the Local Development Corporation of East New York offers a variety of services in English and in Spanish that support entrepreneurs.
Women’s Associations In New York
Working Mother: 100 Best Companies
Job Search Central at NYPL's Science, Industry and Business Library has all kinds of career resources to prepare you for your career. Please visit SIBL online or in person at 188 Madison Avenue at 34th Street.
Please note that the career development workshop Employment Outlook 2012 will be presented on Wednesday, March 21, from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at SIBL. Lisa Boily of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics will discuss the employment outlook and the latest edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook.