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Job and Employment Links for the Week of March 18


After one year of college and four years working various jobs, Matt Doth took the advice his electrician father gave him, and applied to be an electrician apprentice.

He completed his apprenticeship in the Spring of 2017 and is now employed with Ohio-based BizCom Electric, a company that provides commercial and industrial electrical services.

"The skilled trades are really in demand and jobs for talented trade workers will always be available," Matt said of his decision to follow in his father's footsteps. "With an apprenticeship, you learn on the job, and classroom lessons are followed by real-life experience doing the task."

Established in 1957, the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) represents America's independent electrical and systems contractors. The IEC electrical apprenticeship is a four-year, 576-hour curriculum, and IEC is also part of the Department of Labor's college consortium program, through which apprentices can earn up to 40 college credits.

You can learn more about Matt's success story with Meet Matt: Independent Electrical Contractors Apprentice of the Year a Department of Labor blog post written by Rhonda Burke, a Public Affairs Specialist of the Department in Chicago.

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

Employment Programs

The Bridge to Health Careers Program helps highly dedicated English language learners develop and improve their English language proficiency and the job-related skills needed to confidently pursue and build health careers. There are two different levels within this program: The Bridge to Health Careers II program will start on April 9, 2018, and Bridge to Health Careers I will be offered later in 2018.

LaGuardia Community College is recruiting for its next TechHire-Open Code class, which starts in May 2018. Students learn programming fundamentals, product development, and web development to prepare for jobs as front-end web developers. Training will take place at LaGuardia and in General Assembly's Web Development Immersive program. To see if you are eligible, and to begin the application process, apply here now.

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.

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.  

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.)

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 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

Upgrade a Resume (English) Workshop: Monday, March 19, 2018, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM at Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 East Fordham Road, 8th floor, Bronx, NY 10458. This workshop walks job seekers through the steps for upgrading their resumes and provides intensive one-on-one feedback on each participant's resume. Customers must have an electronic version of their resume available, either in their email or on a flash drive (Duration: 2 hours).

Job Search Planning (Spanish) workshop: Monday, March 19, 2018, 2:15 PM-4:15 PM at Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 East Fordham Road, 8th floor, Bronx, NY10458. Two slots available. Must call for appointment, (718) 960-7901.

Job Finding Club: Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 2 PM-4 PM at Flushing Workforce 1 Career Center, 138 60 Barclay Avenue, 2nd floor, Flushing, NY 11355. Weekly support group focusing on obtaining job goals.

FreshDirect recruiting event:  Thursday, March 22, 2018, 9 AM - 1 PM for Warehouse/Food Service Staff (25 F/T & P/T openings) at FreshDirect, 2 ST. Ann's Avenue, Bronx, NY 10454.  Must apply online & RSVP before attending event.  Must bring I.D. and resume on date of recruitment.

Transferring  Skills Workshop: Thursday, March 22, 2018, 12:30 PM-2:30 PM at Flushing Workforce 1 Career Center, 138 60 Barclay Avenue, 2nd floor, Flushing, NY 11355. Identify your transferable skills and target them to new jobs.

Individual Resume Review /Career Advisement: Thursday, March 22, 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. (Duration: up to approximately two hours).

Acing the Interview (English) Workshop: Thursday, March 22, 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 an interview, and review the follow-up required to get a job. (Duration: two-and-a-half hours.) 

Job fair sign up tableJob Postings and Assistance 

Job Postings at New York City Workforce 1.

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 18 become available.


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