Click to search the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library Skip Navigation

Career Services

Job and Employment Links for the Week of January 21


Andres Mendoza initially struggled to find a civilian career after leaving the Army. Today, he has found his calling, helping other veterans overcome barriers to employment. "I want to provide others the opportunity that was provided me," he says. "The system works.  I just point to my own story as  proof."

You can learn more about Andres' story in a Department of Labor blog post, Vet Helps Others Transition to Civilian Jobs, written by Leo Kay, regional public affairs director for the Labor Department in San Francisco.

Employment Programs

Borough of Manhattan Community College Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development, Winter Open House: 25 Broadway, 8th floor, New York, NY 10004, Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 10 AM-3 PM and Thursday, January 25, 2018, 6 PM-8 PM. Learn about courses in Allied Health, Information Technology, English as a Second Language (ESL), Career Training, and Professional Development. Location: nbsp;

RSVP at the BMCC website or call 212-346-8410.

Interested in a career in healthcare? Now available: Free certified career training as an Emergency Medical Technician for High School graduates! One of the fastest-growing industries in NYC is now recruiting for classes beginning February 5, 2018. After free four-week work readiness and preparation training, enter the EMT training. One-on-one support, tutoring, and support to complete the program, plus Metro card, internship, and text book support. Job placement support when you complete the program successfully.

For more information, please email

The "Made in NY" Production Assistant (PA) Training Program is a free skills training program that serves low-income New Yorkers with barriers to employment, and leads to jobs in the dynamic New York City film and television industry. This PA Training Program partners with the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment. No previous production experience is required.

For more information, call 718-237-2017, x145.

Queensborough Community College (QCC, CUNY), in partnership with the New York Alliance for Careers in Healthcare, is recruiting participants for the Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) training program. This free training program will prepare participants to take the IC&RC CRPA certification exam, apply to one of New York's two certification boards, and work as a CRPA. The program will also provide participants with case-management and employment services to ensure they receive the support needed to successfully complete the program and begin working as a CRPA.

For more information, please contact Guiseppina Troia at 718-281-5535.

The Chinese-American Planning Council Workforce Development Division offers education, training, placement, and post-placement support services to job seekers. Job training programs include BuildingWorks Pre-Apprenticeship Training, Hospitality Careers and LVMH Fundamentals in Luxury Retail Training.

YearUp aligns job training with corporate partner needs and market trends to ensure the skills students learn are in demand. Learn valuable technical and professional skills, and gain work experience during internships at top companies. Earn a stipend throughout the program (both while you train and during your internship), and complete courses eligible for college credits.

NYC Career Center Events and Recruiting

Intro to Social Media: Monday, January 22, 2018, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM, Brooklyn Workforce 1 Career Center, 250 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. This workshop is for all interested job seekers who want to understand social media, and learn to use social media sites during a job search.

Introduction to Services (Spanish): Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 1 PM-2 PM,Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 East Fordham Road, 8th floor, Bronx, NY 10458. This is an informational session for all interested job seekers.

Job Search  Planning: Tuesday, January  23, 2018, 2:15 PM-4:15 PM, Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 East Fordham Road,  Bronx, NY 10458. Participants will learn or improve job search skills that can help in their job search process.

Queens Mini Job Fair: Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 10 AM-1 PM, Queens Career Center, 138 - 60 Barclay Avenue, Flushing, NY 11355. Participating businesses:  AHRC NYC, CyraCom International, Inc., General Human Outreach  in the Community, Inc., Miller & Milone P.C., Precision Pipeline Solutions, Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. Meet with businesses with job openings in: Language Interpreter Services, Non-Profit, Legal Services, Natural Gas & Electric Utilities, Lawn/Garden/Landscaping, and Health Benefits & Services.

GVC II, Inc. will present a recruitment on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 11 am - 2 pm for Commercial Driver (A/B/C) (10 openings) at Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 E. Fordham Road, Bronx, NY 10458.  GVC ii is a Bronx-based demand -responsive Para-transit business, providing specialized transportation services for people with disabilities or special needs.

Individual Resume Review / Career Advisement: Thursday, January 25, 2018, 12:30 PM-2:30 PM, Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 East Fordham Road, 8th floor, Bronx, NY  10458. Check-in 12:30 PM -1:00 PM. Space is limited, first come, first served. Must have resume in PDF format.

Acing the Interview Workshop: Thursday, January 25, 2018, 1:30 PM-4 PM, Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 East Fordham Road, 8th floor, Bronx, NY 10458.  This workshop will help job seekers prepare for interviews, demonstrate how to conduct oneself during the interview, and understand the follow-up required to get a job.

Basic Resume Writing  Workshop: Thursday, January 25, 2018, 1:30 PM-3 PM, Brooklyn Workforce 1 Career Center, 250 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Participants will learn about the purpose of a resume,  and chronological and combination resumes, and select the appropriate type for their specific needs. 

Create a Resume Workshop: Friday, January 26, 2018, 1 PM-3 PM, Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 East Fordham Road, 8th floor, Bronx, NY 10458.  Must be computer-literate.

Job Postings and Assistance

Job Postings at New York City Workforce 1Job Search Central

Apprenticeship Opportunities in New York City.

Available jobs via Brooklyn Community Board 14.

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, 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 free training in Quickbooks, Basic Accounting, and Excel. This training is open to anyone receiving food stamps but no cash assistance. Classes run 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 receiving food stamps but no cash assistance. Training runs Mondays through Fridays for six weeks, and includes test prep and 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 on the above CMP training programs, email, call 212-571-1690, or visit the CMP website. CMP also provides tuition-based healthcare and business training 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 that this page will be revised when more recruitment events for the week of January 21  become available.



Patron-generated content represents the views and interpretations of the patron, not necessarily those of The New York Public Library. For more information see NYPL's Website Terms and Conditions.

Post new comment