Job and Employment Links for the Week of April 1
National Deaf History Month, which runs from March 13 through April 15, celebrates the contributions the hearing-impaired and deaf community have contributed to American culture and society.
In honor of this month-long nationwide celebration, the Department of Labor presents History-Shaping Skills, a blog post written by Renee Tajudeen, director of policy communication and outreach for the department's Office of Disability Employment Policy.
In this post, Renee presents examples of deaf or hard-of-hearing individuals who have made indelible marks on history and within their professions, including Thomas Edison, Juliette Low, and Ludwig van Beethoven. She also commends one of the most accomplished players in Major League Baseball history, Cincinnati Reds Hall of Famer William Hoy, a deaf player who set numerous records from 1899 to 1902.
Renee also applauds the millions of deaf or hard-of-hearing individuals who bring their talents to work and deliver lasting results for their employers. They prove that abilities matter most and that, collectively, they're playing a crucial role in the history of a more inclusive workforce.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
NYC Career Center Events and Recruiting
Job Search Planning (Spanish) Workshop: Monday, April 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.
Benefits of Exploring Job Zone Workshop: Wednesday, April 4, 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.
Congressman Adriano Espaillat's 13th Congressional District Career Fair: Thursday, April 5, 2018, 11 AM-1 PM at Monroe College - Kings Hall, 2501 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10468. RSVP to Maximo Javier at (718) 450-8241. Bring resumes, dress professionally.
Assemblymembers Luis Sepulveda and Marcos Crespo Job Fair: Thursday, April 5, 2018, 6 PM-8 PM at Justice Sonia Sotomayor Community Center, 1000 Rosedale Avenue, Bronx, NY 10472. Jobs in Healthcare, U.S. Civil Service, General Contract Industry, Retail, Finance, Business, and Youth Employment. For more information, call (718) 931-2620.
East New York Restoration LDC's Green Champions Information Fair: Friday, April 6, 2018, 11 AM-3 PM at Housefire, 333 New Lots Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11207. Green job openings and training programs. For more information, call 718-676-5920.
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 April 1 become available.