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Job and Employment Links for the Week of February 18


The 2018 theme for African American History Month, "African Americans in Times of War," honors African American contributions to our military and sacrifices made for our country. This month, the Department of Labor remembers the exceptional life and career of Oleta Crain, a former regional administrator of the Labor Department’s Women’s Bureau.

Oleta Crain's service to our country and her commitment to fairness in the workplace are an inspiration to us all. You can learn about her life and contributions to our country in Honoring Oleta Crain, an American Hero, a Department of Labor blog post written by Marzy Bedford-Billinghurst, a program analyst in the Women's Bureau.

Employment Programs 

The New York Public Library is hosting a recruiting event for people in facilities and maintenance on Monday, March 5, 2018, 2 PM-7 PM, at the Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016. To be considered for roles, please submit an application here prior to the event and come prepared with copies of your resume.

SUNY Brooklyn Educational Opportunity Center offers tuition-free career programs: Medical Assisting/Medical Electronic Records & Office Administration, Tourism & Hospitality Operations, Medical Billing & E-Records. To be considered applicants must be: 18 or older (17 w/High School Diploma or GED); U.S. citizen, Permanent Resident or Refugee; Low to moderate income; and NYS Resident for at least one year. One-Stop Enrollment Session: Monday, March 5, 2018 at 10 AM administered by New York City College of Technology. 

Admission contact information: Call (718) 802-3300 / 3330; email:
Temporary website:

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.

Medical Administrative Assistant Training Program offered by Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow helps participants earn the Medical Administrative Assistant Certification from the National Healthcare Association and learn medical terminology, basic bookkeeping, communications, telephone techniques, and customer service. Participants will intern in medical offices and receive job placement assistance. Classes run Monday to Friday, 9 AM-4 PM. For more information, call (212) 630-9727.

New York Drives helps students obtain their driver’s licenses so they can access advanced training for a specific career path. This program is six weeks long, with the first three weeks focusing on strengthening students’ professional development skills; the last three weeks focuses on part-time driving lessons. After successfully passing road tests, graduates enroll in one of Brooklyn Workforce Innovation's (BWI) sector-based training programs leading to skilled employment, or are placed directly into jobs. Once a year, New York Drives also offers security guard training where graduates obtain their security guard certificates and license.

Technology Workforce Pathway Program with Borough of Manhattan Community College focuses on bridging the NYC talent gap in the IT sector. The Workforce Pathway program offers a 22-week, full-time Computer Network Support Specialist training program, where successful participants acquire two industry certifications, CompTIA A+ and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). Students will be able to troubleshoot, repair common computer hardware issues, install operating systems, and be able to configure CISCO Routers and Switches in order to troubleshoot network problems and issues. During the program, students will participate in career readiness workshops and receive "soft skills" training, extensive support services, and individualized placement opportunities for internship and employment. Program graduates will have the ability to achieve four college credits towards a BMCC CIS Associate’s degree. There is no cost to participate in this program. The third Cohort is scheduled to start March 26, 2018.

Platform by Per Scholas trains local talent, using custom curriculum designed by Cognizant Technology Solutions, to ensure students are equipped with the tech skills they need to get hired by the Fortune 500 company. Over the course of 8 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. 

The Cooper Union Retraining Program for Immigrant Engineers at CAMBA  assists underemployed or unemployed immigrant engineers and IT professionals in gaining 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.

NYC Career Centers Events and Recruiting

Chick-fil-A will present a recruitment event on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 12 PM-4:30 PM for 20 Team Member openings) at NYS Department of Labor - Workforce 1 Career Center, 250 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.  Job requirements: Must be passionate about service, hospitality, and operational excellence.

Job Finding Club: Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 2 PM-4 PM at Flushing Workforce 1 Career Center, 138 60 Barclay Avenue, 2nd floor, Flushing, NY 11355. This is a weekly support group focusing on obtaining job goal(s).

Job Search Planning Workshop (English): Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 2:15 PM-4:15 PM at Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 East Fordham Road, 8th floor, Bronx, NY 10458. Participants will learn or improve job search skills that can help in their job search process. Two slots available, must call for appointment at (718)-960-7901. 

Cardinal McCloskey Community Services will present a recruitment event on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 2 PM-6 PM for five Site Director openings, five Education Director openings, and five NYS Certified Teacher openings at Cardinal McCloskey Community Services, 629 Courtland Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451.

Benefits of Exploring Job Zone Workshop: Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 2:15 PM-4:15 PM at Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 East Fordham Road, 8th floor, Bronx, NY 10458. Participants will learn about and explore how to use Job Zone, an interactive resource to help manage their careers.

Aramark will present a recruitment event on Thursday, February 22, 2018, 10 AM-3:30 PM for Concession Crew Members (200 part-time seasonal openings) including Cook, Counter Worker, Supervisor, and Porter at NYC Workorce 1 Career Center, 215 West 125th Street, 6th floor, New York, NY 10027.

Kings Plaza Job Fair: Thursday, February 22, and Friday, February 23, 2018, 11 AM-7 PM.  Saturday, February 24, 2018, 12 PM-5PM. Seeking qualified applicants to fill new retail and retail management positions. Businesses include JCPenney, Zara, Primark, Burlington, and more. Candidates are encouraged to bring copies of their resumes. Located at Kings Plaza Upper Level (near Best Buy). Kings Plaza is at the intersection of Flatbush Avenue & Avenue U, Brooklyn, NY. Call 718.253.6844.

Able Health Care Service,  Inc. will present a recruitment event on Thursday, February 22, 2018, 11 AM-3 PM for Personal Care Aide (5 full-time and part-time openings), Home Health Aide (5 full-time and part-time openings) at Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 E. Fordham Road, Bronx, NY 10458.

Spanish Speaking Resume Writing Workshop: Thursday, February 22, 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.

Acing the Interview Workshop: Thursday, February 22, 2018, 2 PM-4:30 PM at Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 East Fordham Rd., 8th floor, Bronx, NY 10458. This workshop will help job seekers prepare for interviews, demonstrate  how to conduct oneself during an interview, and review the follow-up required to get a job. (Duration: two-and-a-half hours).  

Transferring Skills Workshop: Thursday, February 22, 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.

Individual Resume Review /Career Advisement Workshop: Thursday, February 22, 2018, 1 PM-3 PM at Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 East Fordham Road, 8th floor, Bronx, NY 10458. Check-in is 12:30 PM-1:00 PM.

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 18  become available.



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