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Job and Employment Links for the Week of February 4


Army veteran Keith Westler is fulfilling a lifelong career goal by working as a pediatric nurse at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Thanks to the  assistance of professional staff from the Department of Labor, American Job Centers, and the Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment program, Keith achieved his career goals when his previous career came to an unexpected end. 

You can learn about Keith's story in Vet Lands Dream Job as a Pediatric Nurse, a Department of Labor blog post written by Rhonda Burke, public affairs specalist for the Labor Department in Chicago.

American Job Centers across the country provide veterans with one-on-one assistance. Visit for more information or call 1-877-872-5627 to find your local center.

Employment Programs

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.

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

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.

Northern Manhattan Improvement Corp. (NMIC) offers free, three-week training for job seekers: ServSafe Food Handling Certificate, NYC Food Protection License, Customer Service Certificate, Employment Readiness Training, and Job Placement Assistance.

Open registration is Monday through Thursday, 9 AM-12 PM, call 212-453-5397. NMIC is at 45 Wadsworth Avenue, NY, NY 10033. Take the A Train to 175th Street or the 1 Train to 181st Street.

Project Renewal offers free Advanced Basic Skills and HSE (High School Equivalency) Preparation Classes throughout the year. Classes are ongoing, available Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons and evenings. This open enrollment accepts students ages 18 and older.  For information and sign-up, please contact Shinique James at

Good Shepherd Services: Rebound Program is an innovative work readiness program that uses basketball to help youth focus on their future, and prepare for careers and college. The program targets young people ages 17 to 24, who are either unemployed or disconnected from school and community engagement, or who have been involved in the justice system.

This sports-based program prepares youth to become work-ready by developing interview skills, proper work communication, professionalism, and time management skills. Program participants attend workshops that build these skills, and also focus on teamwork, conflict resolution, and commitment.   

For more information, call 718-243-1528.

NYC Career Center Events and Recruiting

Overcoming Invisible Barriers Workshop: Monday, February 5, 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 identify and reduce barriers to finding a job, such as age or lack of goals.  

Job Finding Club: Tuesday , February 6, 2018, 2 PM-4 PM at Flushing Workforce 1  Career Center, 138 60 Barclay Avenue, 2nd floor, Flushing, NY 11355. This  job club is for all interested job seekers and dislocated workers to form a weekly support group focusing on obtaining  job goal(s).

Safewatch Security Group, Inc. will present a recruitment on Thursday, February 8, 2018, 11 AM-3 PM,  for 10 security guard openings, at Brooklyn Workforce 1 Career Center, 250 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.  By appointment only.  Must bring the following documents (copies are acceptable): An up-to-date resume, Social Security card, 8-Hour Training Certificate (up-to-date), 16-Hour Training Certificate (up-to-date), Valid NYS Security Guard  License, photo identification. Note: A driver's license is a plus, but not required.

Spanish Speaking Resume Writing Workshop: Thursday, February 8, 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. 

Transferring Skills Workshop: Thursday, February 8, 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 identify their transferable skills and target them to new jobs.

Basic Resume Writing  Workshop: Thursday, February 8, 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. 

Acing the Interview Workshop: Thursday, February 8, 2018, 2:00 PM-4:30 PM, at 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 review the follow-up required to get a job. (Duration: two-and-a-half hours).

Job Zone Workshop:  Friday, February 9, 2018, 9 AM-11 AM 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 log in and access JZ modules. Must have ID, and be able to use a computer.

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 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 February 4  become available.



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