Job and Employment Links for the Week of March 11
After relocating to Texas from Las Vegas in 1982, Ronald Hopkins started an apprenticeship. As a third-generation electrician, he understood the value of the apprenticeship program and the career opportunities that would follow. After completing the program with Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC), Ronald became licensed. From his first job more than 30 years ago, Ronald recalls a sense of satisfaction in a job done well.
"I would not be where I am today without the apprenticeship program," Ronald says, "Through the program, you get a lot of chances to network. It's why I have never been without a job."
You can learn more about Ronald's successful career and lifelong friendships with Stephen Humphrey in the apprenticeship program in Electrician Lights the Path to Apprenticeship, a Department of Labor blog post written by Chauntra Rideaux, a public affairs officer for the U.S. Department of Labor.
Interested in apprenticeships? Find an apprenticeship program or learn how to sponsor one.
The nation's largest public library system, The New York Public Library, is hiring! Browse openings for all sorts of positions on our Careers page, and discover jobs across our 92 locations in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island.
School Professionals is the leading provider for NYC charter, independent, and parochial schools, and universal Pre-K. They are currently seeking teachers, assistant teachers and tutors for Pre-K through 12th grade, and UPK teachers and teacher aides for Nursery and Preschool. All candidates must be willing to be fingerprinted by the NYCDOE, and have clearance in order to work. For more information, call 212-916-0810.
BRIC is the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. BRIC presents and incubates work by artists and media-makers who reflect the diversity in Brooklyn. BRIC and the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Festival is hiring seasonal employees, as well as administrative and production interns.
The Chinese American Council is recruiting for its spring Young Adult Internship Program. Minimum requirements: Age 18-24, NYC resident, unemployed, currently out-of -school, valid photo ID, eligible to work in the U.S., Social Security card, and proof of address. Apply at CPC Brooklyn, Monday to Friday, 10 AM-2 PM, 4101 8th Avenue, 4th floor, Brooklyn, NY 11232. For more information, call (718) 685 - 3315.
Families Forward is a new city program for parents who owe child support, offering free training for good jobs. This is part of a national study that seeks to find ways to help improve the lives of parents and children. The program offers occupational skills training in six industries including construction, hospitality, IT, transportation, and woodworking. Job placement and advancement, financial counseling, and child support navigation services are available to participants. All training programs are full-time and meet Monday through Friday. Schedule an orientation to get started and find the career that is best for you. For more information, call 347-381-6800.
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. (Deadline to apply is April 15, 2018.)
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 Center Events and Recruiting
Job Search Planning (Spanish) workshop: Monday, March 12, 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.
Career Development Workshop: Tuesday , March 13, 2018, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM at Brooklyn Workforce 1 Career Center, 250 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY11201. Learn the value of the career exploration process and how the process can positively impact your career path. Call (718) 613 -3811 for more information or to schedule a workshop.
Job Finding Club: Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 2 PM-4 PM at Flushing Worforce 1 Career Center, 138 60 Barclay Avenue, 2nd floor, Flushing, NY 11355. This is a weekly support group focused on obtaining job goals.
Benefits of Exploring Job Zone: Wednesday, March 14, 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.
Individual Resume Review /Career Advisement: Thursday, March 15, 2018, 1 PM-3 PM at Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 East Fordham Road, 8th floor, Bronx, NY 10458. This session provides job seekers the opportunity to meet individually with a Career Advisor, to discuss employment and training opportunities and next steps, and to review their resume for potential updates.
Acing the Interview (English) Workshop: Thursday, March 15, 2018. 2:30 PM-5 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 and interview, and review the follow-up required to get a job. (Duration: two-and-a-half hours.)
Dealing with Job Loss Workshop: Friday, March 16, 2018, 11 AM-1 PM at Brooklyn Workforce 1 Career Center, 250 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Attendees will discuss the job loss stages of grief, conduct a self-assessment exercise, and be able to express their feelings.
Interviewing Skills (Spanish) Workshop: Friday, March 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) 960-7910.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 11 become available.