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Job and Employment Links for the Week of January 28

The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP), an initiative managed by the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the U.S. Department of Defense, offers employers access to a database of pre-screened college students and recent graduates with disabilities, who are interested in summer or permanent jobs. 

Lauren Karas, business development specialist at ODEP, discusses her journey from WRP student to manager of the program in the Department of Labor blog post, The Workforce Recruitment Program:  Where Success Comes Full Circle. Karas highlights the benefits of the WRP for both students and employers. "It's my hope that more employers will reap its rewards," she says, "and that more students with disabilities use it as a gateway to a rewarding career." 

Employment Programs

Union Settlement offers the following Winter and Spring ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes: 

  • HSE/ABE Prep in Spanish: Mondays-Wednesdays, 6 PM-9 PM; Saturdays, 9 AM-2 PM
  • HSE/ABE Prep in English:  Mondays-Thursdays, 9 AM-12 PM, 6 PM-9 PM
  • ESL, levels 1-5: 9 AM-12 PM, 1 PM-3 PM, 6 PM-9 PM ; Saturdays, 9 AM-3 PM

For information, contact Oilda Martinez at 212-828-6298, or at

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

For more information, please email

A National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site Program is recruiting  talented undergraduate students residing in the NY area, from (but not limited to) historically disadvantaged groups, to partake in a part-time year-long program to engage in research on language(s), and benefit from workshops that will help them prepare for the next steps in their educational journey. Fourteen students will be selected for the program, and will be awarded a stipend of $6,500 a year for participation in the program.  Apply now.

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

Platform by Per Scholas trains local talent, using custom curriculum designed by Cognizant Technology Solutions, to ensure students are equipped with the tech skills needed to get hired by the Fortune 500 company. Over eight to 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. 

NYC Career Center Events and Recruiting

Introduction to Services Information Session: Monday, January 29, 2018, 8:30 AM-9:30 AM, Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 East Fordham Road, 8th floor, Bronx, NY 10458.  This is for all interested job seekers.

Upgrade a Resume: Monday, January 29, 2018, 1:30 PM-3:30 PM, Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 East Fordham Road, 8th floor, Bronx, NY 10458.  This workshop walks job seekers through the steps for upgrading their resumes, and provides intensive one-on-one feedback on each participant's resume.  Check-in is 1:00 PM-1:30 PM.  Must have resume in PDF form.

Introduction to Services (Spanish): Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 1 PM-2 PM, 400 East Fodham Road, 8th floor, Bronx, NY 10458. This information session is for all interested job seekers.

Job Search Planning Workshop: Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 2:15 PM-4:15 PM, Bronx  Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 East Fordham Road, 8th floor, Bronx, NY 10458. Participants will learn how to create a job search plan/strategy, search for jobs, apply for jobs, use techniques to maximize their job search, express or identify their accomplishments, and find resources and get assistance while searching for a job.

The Chefs' Warehouse  will present a recruitment on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 10 am - 2 pm  for Warehouse Worker (5 openings) and CDL Delivery Driver (5 openings), at Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 E Fordham Road, Bronx, NY 10458.  Contact Maritza Ortega-Candelario at 917-763-9670.

Benefits of Exploring Job Zone Workshop: Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 2:15 PM-4:15 PM, Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 East Fordham Road, 8th floor, Bronx, NY 10458. Participants will learn and explore  how  to use Job Zone, an interactive resource, to help manage their careers. Two slots available. Must call for appointment: (718) 960-7901.

Basic Resume Writing  Workshop: Thursday, February 1, 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. 

Job Postings and Assistance

Job Postings at New York City Workforce 1.Job 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 provide job training and employment services to over 750,000 New Yorkers annually, 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 Tech (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 28 become available.




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