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Job and Employment Links for the Week of February 25


According to the latest data from the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Office of Advocacy, African Americans own 2.6 million small businesses. They employ 975,000 people and generate more than $150 billion in annual receipts. These successful people and businesses not only help individuals secure a brighter future for themselves and their families, but also make their neighborhoods vibrant places to live and work and help our economy prosper.

The SBA continues working to position African American entrepreneurs for success in business through its lending, contracting, and counseling programs. You can learn more about the valuable contributions African Americans make to our economy and communities in African American History Month:  Entrepreneurship is part of African American history… and future, an SBA blog post written by Linda McMahon, 25th Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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:

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.

Comunilife's goal is to improve the quality of life, and create a healthier tomorrow, for New Yorkers with special needs in the Hispanic and broader communities, by providing culturally competent health and human services and a continuum of affordable and supportive housing. Current listings include clinical/services program directors, clinical supervisors, case managers, outreach workers, mental health / substance  abuse / entitlement / vocational counselors, housing/facilities apartment finders, directors of facilities, maintenance specialists, administrative assistants, and more. Apply online.

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 that the skills students learn will be in demand.  Learn valuable technical and professional skills, and gain work experience during internships at top companies.  Earn a stipend throughout the program (while you train and during your internship) and complete courses eligible for college credits.

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.

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. 

NYC Career Center Events and Recruiting

Intro to Social Media Workshop:  Monday, February 26, 2018, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM at Brooklyn Workforce 1 Career Center, 250 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Get an understanding of social media and learn how to use social media sites for your job search.

Chick-fil-A recruitment event: Monday, February 26, 2018, 12 PM-4:30 PM for the role of Team Member (20 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.

Overcoming Invisible Barriers Workshop:  Monday, February 26,  2018, 12:30 PM-2:30 PM at Flushing Workforce 1 Career Center, 138 60 Barclay Avenue, 2nd floor, Flushing, NY 11355. Identify and reduce barriers to job-finding. (Ex. age, lack of goal…) For more information, call (718) 321-6316 or (718) 661-5012.

Good Temps recruitment event: Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 11 AM-4 PM for Data Entry Clerk (5 temp openings) and Jr. Administrative Assistant (5 temp openings) at NYC Workforce 1 Career Center, 215 West 125th Street, 6th floor, New York, NY 10027.

Job Finding Club: Tuesday, February 27, 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 goals.

EET/Mahogany Fine Foods Recruiting Event: Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 2 PM-4:30 PM for Food Service Worker (7 Front of House and Back of House openings): Pastry Cook, Food Runner, Barista/Cashier, Salad Bar Attendant, Line Cook, and Dishwasher, at Lower Manhattan Workforce 1 Career Center, 75 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013. (Enter at the Canal Street side entrance at 431 Canal Street.) Must have High School Diploma / GED. At least one year of experience is required.

Harlem Mini Job Fair: Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 10 AM-1 PM at Upper Manhattan Workforce 1 Career Center, 215 West 125th Street, 6th floor, New York, NY 10027. Participating businesses include Aramark, Enterprise Holdings, JCCA, Housing Works, Inc., and UPS.

Belmont Library 2nd Annual Job Fair: Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 11 AM-3 PM at Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural Center, 610 E. 186th Street, Bronx, NY 10458. This job fair is for all interested job seekers in English and Spanish. No registration is required. Meet at least 10-15 employers, and find jobs and training courses.

Benefits of Exploring Job Zone Workshop: Wednesday, February 28, 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 and explore how to use Job Zone, an interactive resource, to help manage their careers.

Interviewing Skills (Spanish) Workshop: Friday, March 2, 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

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 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 February 25 become available.


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