Job and Employment Links for the Week of February 11
Thirty-four-year-old Ginger Pike is a pipefitter/welder apprentice with the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 716 in Augusta, Maine. Through her five-year apprenticeship, the lifelong Maine resident has learned to work will all sorts of equipment, including welding machines, scissor lifts, hole saws, drills, and grinders.
"This job has impacted my life immensely," says Ginger. "It has enhanced my confidence and it gave me an education that I can use and grow with. It is just the beginning, and this program has been so amazing for me and my family. I no longer have to work two or three jobs to make ends meet—words cannot express the gratitude I feel."
You can learn more about Ginger's story in An Education to Grow With, a Department of Labor blog post by James Lally, public affairs specialist for the Labor Department in Boston.
Interested in apprenticeships? Find an apprenticeship program or learn how to sponsor one.
NYC Office of the Mayor Announces Free Legal Services to Help Small Businesses with Lease Issues: This commercial lease assistance program will help tenants with lease negotiation, landlord issues, lease renewal, and eviction notices.
Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow offers a web design and coding fundamentals program, immersing participants in the world of modern digital technology with the opportunity to develop in-demand computer programming and coding skills. Students will demonstrate their understanding of newly learned materials by building their own website for small businesses, nonprofits, and community organizations. Participants will also learn to create visual content using Adobe Photoshop and will earn the Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud certification at the culmination of the program.
For more information, call (718) 801-8970.
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.
Brooklyn Workforce Innovations offers Red Hook on the Road Training Program to help unemployed New Yorkers start new careers in commercial driving. After four weeks of classroom and behind -the-wheel training, students are prepared to take the NYS Commercial Driver's License (CDL) road test. Once licensed, Red Hook on the Road places graduates in a variety of jobs that move people and products throughtout the city. 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.
Community Links Supported Education Program is a non-profit initiative supporting individuals with mental health conditions in pursuing education goals and successfully completing college, certification, licensing, or vocational degrees. Training opportunities include IT Training, Commercial Driver's License, Home Health Aide, Construction Work, NYS Master Barber, Medical Assistant, Maintenance and Janitorial, TV Production Assistant, Health and Office Operation (Medical Records), Wood Working, Cable Installation, Hospitality and Tourism Industry (NRAEF Certification), OSHA License, and more. Eligible individuals must be 18 years or older, living in NYC, and living with a Mental Health condition. Please call 929-210-9810.
Queensborough Community College (QCC, CUNY), in partnership with the New York Alliance for Careers in Healthcare, is recruiting 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 case-management and employment services to ensure that participants 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.
NYC Career Center Events and Recruiting
Career Development Workshop: Monday, February 12, 2018, 12:30 PM-2:30 PM at Flushing Workforce 1 Career Center, 138 60 Barclay Avenue, 2nd floor, Flushing, NY 11355. This workshop is for all interested job seekers and dislocated workers, to learn to expand their view of qualities they offer potential employers.
Upgrade a Resume Workshop: Monday, February 12, 2018, 1:30 PM-3:30 PM at 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. Customers must have an electronic version of their resume available, either in their email or on a flash drive. (Duration: two hours).
Career Development Workshop: Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM at Brooklyn Workforce 1 Career Center, 250 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. This workshop is for all interested job seekers to learn the value of the career exploration process and how the process can possibly impact the career path.
Hobat Service will present a recruitment on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 1 1 AM - 2 PM for Service Repair Technician (4 openings) at NYC Workforce 1 Career Center, 215 West 125th Street, 6th floor, New York, NY 10027. By appointment only.
Chick-fil-A will present a recruitment on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 12 PM -4:30 PM for Team Member (20 openings) at NYS Department of Labor - Workforce 1 Career Center, 250 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Contact Email: BrooklyntoWork@labor.ny.gov. Job requirements: Must be passionate about service, hospitality, and operational excellence.
Mega Contracting Group will present a recruitment on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 1 PM-4 PM for Labor Monitor (three openings), at Flushing Workforce 1 Career Center, 138-60 Barclay Avenue, 2nd floor, Flushing, NY 11355. By appointment only.
Spanish Speaking Resume Writing Workshop: Thursday, February 15, 2018, 12:30 PM-2:30 PM at Flushing Workforce 1 Career Center, 138 60 Barclay Avenue, 2nd floor, Flushing, NY 11355. This workshop is for all interested job seekers and dislocated workers to organize, revise, and update their resume.
Individual Resume Review /Career Advisement Workshop: Thursday, February 15, 2018, 1 PM-3 PM at Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 East Fordham Road, 8th floor, Bronx, NY 10458. This worksop provides job seekers the opportunity to meet individually with a Career Advisor to discuss employment and training opportunities, next steps, and to review their resume for potential updates.
Acing the Interview Workshop: Thursday, February 15, 2018, 2 PM-4:30 PM at Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 East Fordham Road, 8th floor, Bronx, NY 10458. This workshop will help jobseekers prepare for interviews, demonstrate how to conduct oneself during an interview, and and review the follow-up required to get a job. (Duration: two-and-a-half hours).
Dealing with Job Loss Workshop: Friday, February 16, 2018, 11 AM-1 PM at Brooklyn Workforce 1 Career Center, 250 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Will discuss the job loss stages of grief, do a self-assessment exercise, and discuss customer talk and expressing feelings.
Interviewing Skills (Spanish) Workshop: Friday, February 16, 2018, 2:15 PM-4:15 PM at Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 East Fordham Road, 8th floor, Bronx, NY 10458. Two slots available, must call for appointment (718) 960 - 7901.
Job Postings and Assistance
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 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 email@example.com, 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 February 11 become available.