Job and Employment Links for the Week of March 25
Our country has come a long way in expanding women's access to roles in science and technology: as an example, the representation of women among life and physical scientists has increased from 14 percent in 1970 to 41 percent in 2015.
However, while women make up nearly half the workforce, they account for only 26 percent of all STEM workers. Progress has been made in the fields of math and science, but women remain significantly underrepresented in engineering and information technology. Providing women with an increased early exposure to science in schools has laid the groundwork for their participation in science-related occupations, and women have made additional contributions in the STEM industries through ownership of science and technology companies.
Through leadership, innovation, and coordinated efforts to encourage women's entrance into these fields, today's trailblazers are helping to ensure a level playing field in STEM for everyone.
You can learn more in Trailblazing Women in STEM, a Department of Labor blog post by Rhonda Burke, Public Affairs Specialist for the Department in Chicago.
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.
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.
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 Career Center Events and Recruiting
Intro to Social Media Workshop: Monday, March 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 you can use social media sites to help your job search.
Overcoming Invisible Barriers Workshop: Monday, March 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 in your job finding (ex. age or lack of goal).
Recruiting Event - Best Buy: Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 11 AM-2 PM for Sales Consultant (3 P/T openings), Customer Service Specialist (3 P/T openings), Asset Protection Associate (3 P/T openings), and Merchandising Specialist (3 P/T openings ) at Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 E Fordham Road, Bronx, NY 10458.
Job Finding Club: Tuesday, March 27, 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.
Recruiting Event- Randstad: March 28, 2018, 9 AM-12 PM for Customer Service / Call Center Representative (Bilingual)(7 temp-to-perm openings), at Flushing Workforce 1 Career Center, 138- 60 Barclay Avenue, 2nd floor, Flushing, NY 11355.
Benefits of Exploring Job Zone workshop: Wednesday, March 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 explore and learn how to use Job Zone, an interactive resource, to help manage their careers.
Building a Better Bronx Job Fair: Thursday, March 29, 2018, 11 AM - 3 PM at Harriet Tubman Charter School, 1176 Franklin Ave., Bronx, NY 10454, presented by MLK SUNY ATAIN Resosurce Center & the New York State Dept. of Labor. Meet employers in Construction, Banking, Food Service, Government, Healthcare, Education, Technology, and more. For more information call (718) 589-7858.
Acing the Interview (English) workshop: Thursday, March 29, 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.
Individual Resume Review/Career Advisement: Friday, March 30, 2018, 9 AM-11 AM 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 opportunities for employment and training, and next steps, and to review their resume for potential updates.
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 25 become available.