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Job and Employment Links for the Week of December 24


The New York Public Library Employment Pop-Up Recruitment Events

First Step is a FREE 15-week job training program for women. It is a  holistic approach to  career development; one-on-one support throughout the program; Metro Cards provided when accepted into the program; HRA approved; No GED required.  Training Phase 1: Computer Training; Professional Development Workshops; Confidence Building.  Phase 2: Administrative Internship;  Interview Practice with real recruiters.  Phase 3: Job  placement,; work with career counselors to find good, full-time employment.  Next class begins January 22.  Call Today 212-776-2074.

Brooklyn Woods offers free, full time training in woodworking and fabrication skills to unemployed and low-income New Yorkers; providing them with a solid foundation for a career in woodworking, cabinetmaking and fabrication.  Learn more about the program during an in person Information Session.

Kristina Williams completed the apprenticeship in July 2017 and currently works for UVA Facilities Management as a plumber and  steamfitter.  She said,  " I think the biggest advantage of the apprenticeship is being able to learn and build a career and have no student loans to pay off at the end."  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nationally, plumbers' mean annual wages are around $56,000.  You can learn more about Kristina's story from Virginian Finds Rewarding Career Through Apprenticeship.

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow is recruiting for its Spring 10 week paid training program in stone-masonry, restoration and construction.  Participants  will complete a 10-hour OSHA certification course, 4-hour scaffording and swing scaffolding certificate courses, and will work on landmark restoration and preservation projects.  Application deadline: February 14, 2018.  Attend the Open Houses at OBT:  783 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11232.  To register, call 718-369-0303.

Platform by Per Scholas trains local talent using custom curriculum designed by Cognizant Technology Solutions to ensure students are equiped with the tech skills they need to get hired by the Fortune 500 company.  Over the course of 8 - 12 weeks,  Platform classes, Quality Engineering  and Application Support Management, will introduce students to advanced computational thinking, business competencies, programming languages and related topics necessary to fill IT positions at Cognizant.  All eligible graduates will have the opportunity to interview with Cognizant.  Classes begin monthly.  Apply now. 

The Cooper Union Retraining Program for Immigrant Engineers at CAMBA  assists immigrant engineers and IT professionals who are underemployed or unemployed  gain access to higher paying  jobs through training and job placement assistance .  The program includes courses in information technology and chemical, mechanical, electrical and civil engineering taught by Cooper Union faculty and field experts, offered nights and weekends.  Since its inception in 1987, the Retraining Program for Immigrant Engineers has placed 3,000 immigrant engineers into careers.

Benefits of Exploring Job Zone workshop on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, 2:15 - 4:15 pm at Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 East Fordham Rd., 8th floor, Bronx, NY 10458.  Participants will learn and explore how to use Job Zone, an interactive resource to help manage their  careers.

Community Access, Inc. will present a recruitment on Thursday, December 28, 2017, 11 am - 3 pm for Maintenance Worker (3 openings),  Maintenance Mechanic (1 opening), Painter (1 opening), Housing Counselor (5 openings), Front Desk Receptionist (5 openings) at Upper Manhattan Workforce 1 Career Center, 215 West 125 Street, 6th floor, New York, NY 10027.

Individual Resume Review/Career Advisement on Thursday, December 28, 2017. 12:30 - 2:30 pm at Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 East  Frodham Rd., 8th floor, Bronx, NY 10458.  Space is limited, first come first served.  Must have resume in PDF form.

Acing the Interview on Thursday, December 28, 2017, 1:30 - 4 pm, at Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 East Fordham Rd., 8th floor, Bronx, NY 10458.

Interviewing Skills workshop in Spanish on Friday,  December 29, 2017, 2:15 - 4:15 pm  at Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 East Fordham Rd., 8th floor, Bronx, NY 10458.  2 slots available.  Must call for appointment (718) 960-7901.


Job Postings at New York City Workforce 1.  Job Search Central

Apprenticeship Opportunities in New York City.

Brooklyn Community  Board 14: Available jobs

The New York City Employment and Training Coalition (NYCE&TC) is an association of 200 community-based organizations, educational institutions, and labor unions that annually provide job training and employment services to over 750,000 New Yorkers, including welfare recipients, unemployed workers, low-wage workers, at-risk youth, the formerly incarcerated, immigrants and the mentally and physically disabled. View NYCE&TC Job Listings.

Digital NYC is the official online hub of the New York City startup and technology ecosystem, bringing together every company, startup, investor, event, job, class, blog, video, workplace, accelerator, incubator, resource, and organization in the five boroughs. Search jobs by category on this site.

St. Nicks Alliance Workforce Development provides Free Job Training and Educational Programs in Environmental Response and Remediation Tec (ERRT). Commercial Driver's License, Pest Control Technician Training (PCT), Employment Search and Prep Training and Job Placement, Earn Benefits and Career Path Center. For information and assistance, please visit St. Nicks Alliance Workforce Development or call 718-302-2057 ext. 202.

Brooklyn Workforce Innovations helps jobless and working poor New Yorkers establish careers in sectors that offer good wages and opportunities for advancement. Currently, BWI offers free job training programs in four industries: commercial driving, telecommunications cable installation, TV and film production, and skilled woodworking.

CMP (formerly Chinatown Manpower Project) in lower Manhattan is now recruiting for a free training in Quickbooks, Basic Accounting, and Excel. This training is open to anyone who is receiving food stamps but no cash assistance. Class runs for eight weeks, followed by one-on-one meetings with a job developer. CMP also provides Free Home Health Aide Training for bilingual English/Cantonese speakers who are receiving food stamps but no cash assistance. Training runs Mondays through Fridays for six weeks and includes test prep and taking the HHA certification exam. Students learn about direct care techniques such as taking vital signs and assisting with personal hygiene and nutrition. For more information for the above two training programs, email:, call 212-571-1690, or visit. CMP also provides tuition-based healthcare and business trainings free to students who are entitled to ACCESS funding.

Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) trains women and places them in careers in the skilled construction, utility, and maintenance trades. It helps women achieve economic independence and a secure future. For information call 212-627-6252 or register online.

Grace Institute provides tuition-free, practical job training in a supportive learning community for underserved New York area women of all ages and from many different backgrounds. For information call 212-832-7605.

Please note this page will be revised when more recruitment events for the week of December 24  become available.



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