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Job and Employment Links for the Week of March 4


For 22-year-old collision repair technician Alyssa Culver, working on cars is in her genes. With her passion for the work, but no interest in attending a four-year college or incurring student loan debt, Culver enrolled at Universal Technical Institute.

Her apprenticeship taught her the basics and paved the way for her current profession as a collision repair technician at the Spring, Texas, location of Service King, a company with a vested interest in her success.

Culver says the dedicated support from apprenticeship supervisor Al Scott, and her other colleagues, contributes to her success.  In turn, she does the best possible work she can.  In the future , Culver hopes to move up within the company, and even manage a Service King location one day.

You can learn more about Alyssa Culver's success story in Passion for Cars Drives ApprenticeToward Success, a Department of Labor blog post written by Juan J. Rodriguez, a public affairs specialist for the Labor Department in Dallas.

Interested in apprenticeships? Find an apprenticeship program or learn how to sponsor one.

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.

Friends of the High Line Community Hiring  Day:  Saturday , March 10, 11 AM - 4 PM, at High Line Headquarters, 820 Washington  Street, 4th floor, at the southern end of the High Line.  Residents pf the High Line neighborhood (Chelsea/ Hell's Kitchen / West Village ) strongly encouraged to attend.  Hiring  for: Interns, Retail (Sales Associates and Keyholders), Park Rangers, Custodians, Bathroom Attendants and Maintenance Technicians, and more.  

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.

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.

Young Adult Internship Program, offered by Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow, is a 14-week program that includes three weeks of job training classes followed by an 11-week paid internship. Internships are available at large corporations, small businesses, nonprofits, and government offices. Participants have the opportunity to earn their National Retail Federation Customer Service Certification and their Microsoft Office Specialist Certification. Classes run Monday to Friday, 9 AM-3 PM.

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.

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.

Brooklyn Woods offers free, full-time training in woodworking and fabrication skills to unemployed and low-income New Yorkers, providing them with a solid foundation for a career in woodworking, cabinetmaking, and fabrication.  Learn more about the program during an in-person Information Session.

YearUp aligns job training with corporate partner needs and market trends to ensure the skills students learn are in demand. Learn valuable technical and professional skills, and gain work experience during internships at top companies. Earn a stipend throughout the program (both while you train and during your internship), and complete courses eligible for college credits.

NYC Career Center Events and Recruiting

Job Search Planning Workshop (Spanish ): Monday, March 5, 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.

Bronx Mini Job Fair: Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 10 AM-1 PM at Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 East Fordham Road, 7th floor, Bronx, NY 10458.  Participating businesses: The New York Botanical Garden, Parchester Department of Public Safety, Wildlife Conservation Society (Bronx Zoo).

Aramark Recruiting Event: Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 10 AM-3 PM  at Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 East Fordham Road, 7th floor, Bronx, NY 10458. For Concession Crew Members (25 PT seasonal openings) including Cook, Food Service Helper, Counter Worker, Supervisor, and Porter. Job requirements:  Energetic, self-motivated, with a proven track record in providing exemplary guest service in a fast-paced, diverse environment, working as part of a team. Flexible schedule required, available to work all NY Mets home games for the 2018 season.

Benefits of Exploring Job Zone Workshop: Wednesday, March 7, 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.

Brooklyn Mini Job Fair: Thursday, March 8, 2018, 10 AM-1 PM at NYS Department of Labor, 250 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215. Participating businesses: CAMBA, General Human Outreach in the Community, Heritage Health & Housing, Inc., Randstad, Sprint, VirtualAPT.

Chick-fil-A Recruiting Event:  Friday, March 9, 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.  Job requirements:  Must be passionate about service, hospitality, and operational excellence. 

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 March 4 become available.



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