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Job Search Central at the Science, Industry and Business Library is a one-stop shop for all your job search needs.

Job and Career Workshops now offered at many NYPL locations!

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Job Search Assistance:

Career Coaching available at Job Search Central at SIBL,  Monday-Saturday.

  • Sign up for a career coaching session.
    (All fields must be filled in to schedule a session. If you do not have an e-mail address,  type in box for email. Without an email address, you will not receive a confirmation/reminder of your appointment. 
    Sign up from anywhere, ask for help at the SIBL at the Altman Information Desk, lower level.
    Questions about career coaching at Job Search Central? Call 212-592-7044 (leave your name, phone number, & e-mail).
  • Drop-In Job Club for college graduates in their twenties.
    Place: SIBL, Lower Level, Training room 4 (ETC 4). Currently on hiatus. Check events calendar for dates.
    Note: Space is limited, first come, first seated.
    Participants learn how to market themselves, how to conduct a strategic job search, meet other twenty-something job-seekers in a supportive environment. 

Career Exploration and Job Searching Online:

Small Business Assistance

  • Small Business Resource Center – the Library’s premier website for starting and owning a business in New York City
  • SCORE – individual counseling to small businesses, provided by retired executives

Additional Resources

Job Search Central in the News


At the beginning of this year there were 375,000 apprentices in America. This fall, President Obama will make available $100 million in American Apprenticeship Grants to increase apprenticeship in high-growth fields; align apprenticeships with further learning and career advancement opportunities.

Financial Planning Day Coming Soon

                                                                        Financial Planning Day October 17, 2014 at SIBL                                                                                       Events start at 11 a.m.  Come  in for a workshop or a counseling session! 
                          A full day of FREE financial workshops, classes, counseling, demonstrations and a financial fair!

Financial Planning Day


Financial Workshops
Financial Workshops 

          12 Classes/Workshops:
          Credit Issues - Investments - Tax Planning
          Retirement Planning - Life Planning Issues - 
          Healthcare Options  & More

           Financial Counseling:                                                                                                            Certified Financial Planners and Credit Coaches provide                                            free 30 minute private sessions!


Financial Fair
Financial Fair

              Financial Fair:   Information and representatives from                        organizations and agencies, including The Securities &                        Exchange Commission (SEC), The Social Security                                  Administration,NYC  Office of Health Insurence Access &                  more....


Database Demonstrations
Database Demonstration ( Bloomberg )



                   Staff demonstrations of Bloomberg, Morningstar                                   Investment Research Center, & others




                     Location: SIBL, the NYPL Business Library,  at  188 Madison Avenue @34th Street 


Almost 6 million young adults in this country are facing social and economic injustice. They lack access to higher education and to the economic mainstream. On the other hand, our economy needs help, U.S. businesses need more and better trained talent to compete in today's global economy.

Blueprint for your Business Future

Blueprint for Your Business Future: Succession Planning Workshops for Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Immigrant-owned businesses too often lack a succession plan to continue operating when the owner retires, dies suddenly, or is forced to stop working because of personal issues.  Rather than being sold for fair market value, these businesses abruptly close their doors.  Neighborhoods lose out and workers lose jobs. 

“Blueprint” is a set of six 3-hour workshops on Succession Planning which cover:

Transition Planning - Why Plan Now?
Anticipate unexpected circumstances • Find the best strategy for you •Avoid costly expenses and taxes

Selling your Business  
How to make a smart sale • Understand the sales process •Locate trustworthy sales professionals • How to find qualified buyers 

Business Valuation – How Much is Your Business Worth? 
Determine the value of your business • Common valuation approaches • Steps you can take to increase the value of your business

Legal and Accounting Issues
Structure a business to minimize taxes • Deal with regulatory and legal issues • Organize legal and financial documents 

Transferring Ownership
Who will take over? • Select and train successors • Understand the role of the family • Manage the transition smoothly

Estate Planning
Continue business operations after owner’s death • Minimize taxes during business transition •  Optimize benefits to family members

These interactive sessions will be offered at NYPL’s business library SIBL in fall 2014.  In the winter and spring of 2015 the Blueprint series will be offered at the Brooklyn Public Library and Queens Library.  

Click  here for information about the dynamic workshop instructor, Barbara Roberts, with forty years of experience helping small businesses reach next stage growth.   Click to the application

Email with questions and  an application for this innovative program. 

Download the flyer

Blueprint is funded through THRIVE, a program of the New York City Economic Development Corporation.


Did you know that nearly 400,000 apprenticeships are available nationwide in more than 1,000 occupations according to the U.S. Department of Labor? The average starting salary for an apprentice is $50,000 and apprenticeships also connect education and work simultaneously. In many cases apprentices can gain industry-recognized credentials equivalent of a 2- or 4-year degree.
This is the Department of Labor blog authored by Anthony Rosa, the Acting Deputy Director for Whistleblower Protection Programs. Anthony explains what must be done to update OSHA's whistleblower protection statute.
A recent Special Olympics survey, National Snapshot of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities in the Labor Force, reveals that only 44% of adults with intellectual disabilities are in the labor force.
Autism Speaks and Job Path will present Employing Individuals with Autism: Information and Customized Employment Ideas on Thursday, April 10, 2014, 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), 188 Madison Avenue and 34th Street, Conference Room 018.

Featured Entrepreneur: Rohit Arora

Rohit Arora, CEO of Biz2Credit

Rohit Arora

Co-Founder and CEO Biz2Credit


Rohit Arora, CEO and co-founder of Biz2Credit, is one of the country’s leading experts in small business finance.  He has extensive experience in financial services and the issues facing startups and growing small businesses across the globe.  In 2011, he was named New York City's “Top Entrepreneur” by Crain’s New York Business and meets regularly with top executives from the Federal Reserve, Treasury Dept., SBA, and the White House on topics related to small business finance. 


Rohit is frequently quoted about small business lending topics  in media such as Bloomberg Radio,  Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Reuters, The Wall St. Journal, Washington Post, New York Times, Fortune, Forbes,, Entrepreneur, American Banker, Crain’s NY Business, Credit Union Times, and elsewhere.  He writes about small business finance for FOX Business Small Business Center,, and, among others.


Rohit oversees the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index, a widely reported monthly analysis of small business loan approval rates.  He also is in charge of all strategic initiatives and the development of Biz2Credit’s web platform that now matches 1.6 million members with 1,200+ lending institutions based on financial criteria that the small business owners provide.  Since its inception in 2007, Biz2Credit has arranged more than $1 billion in funding for start-ups and small-to-medium sized businesses and handles an average of more than 5,000 new loan applications each month.


Previously, Rohit was part of the strategy practice for Deloitte Consulting. He also has worked at Goldman Sachs and Silkroute, a Singapore-based private equity fund.  The Indian native was an advisor to UN Council for Trade and Development in the area of small businesses and emerging markets.  He holds a MBA in International Finance from Columbia Business School and co-authored Beyond Cost Reduction: The Risks and Rewards of Global Service Sourcing, a research report funded by the Alfred Sloan Foundation and the Chazen Institute of International Business at Columbia.

Read about Rohit in

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