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Job and Employment Links for the Week of April 8


Apprenticeship works well for more than just young people starting out in their careers; it can also serve people who need to change careers later in life or need to boost their skills.

Josie Johnson struggled to find employment that would support her and her three children. She applied and was accepted into a construction pre-apprenticeship program, during which, over the course of 11 weeks, Josie received hands-on training in carpentry, electrical wiring, and plumbing, as well as career readiness preparation. Upon completing the program, Josie was accepted into a six-year apprenticeship sponsored by the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers in Parkersburg, West Virginia.

She was then hired by Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal in Wheeling, a major roofing company. Upon completing training requirements, Josie has progressed from a journeyman roofer to a foreman, a job that enables her to provide for her family. 

"My confidence level is higher than it has ever been," says Josie. "I hope  more women  get into the trades, and I hope unions continue to give more women the opportunities I was provided."

You can learn more about Josie's story in West Virginian Finds Rewarding Roofing Career, a Department of Labor blog post written by Briar Gibbons, a former public affairs intern with the department' s Office of Public Affairs in Philadelphia.

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

Employment Programs

Get paid to take care of an elderly or disabled family member. Qualify Family Care will pay you $15/hour to help care for your Medicaid-eligible family members, friends, or neighbors. No certification or background check is required. For more information, call 718-475-4735.

NYC Building Violation Jobs Available: Building Violation Professionals will be trained and paid $10 per hour, with the possibility to grow and help expedite correction and remediation of building violations, for residential and commercial buildings. You can register here or email for job requirements and qualifications. For more information, contact Building Violation LLC, 2000 Ocean Avenue, Suite 1-D, Brooklyn, NY 11230, at (866) 545-4440.

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.  

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.

YearUp aligns job training with corporate partner needs and market trends to ensure 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 and Events and Recruiting

Overcoming Invisible Barriers Workshop: Monday, April 9, 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 to your job finding (ex: age, lack of goal)

Job Finding Club : Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 2 PM-4 PM at Flushing Workforce 1 Career Cetner, 138 60 Barclay  Avenue, 2nd floor, Flushing, NY 11355.  For more information, call 718-321-6316.

CMP 2018 Flushing Job Fair:  Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 10 AM-3 PM at United  Healthcare, 136-02 Roosevelt Avenue, 3rd floor, Flushing, NY 11354. Participating Businesses: Aerotek, The Allure Group, Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, Council for Airport Opportunity, Inc., Coalition of Asian-American IPA (CAIPA), DO & CO New York Catering, Inc., Hyatt Place Flushing/LaGuardia Airport, International Shoppes, Mott Optical Group, NYC Dept. of Correction, NYC Department of Sanitation, Spectrum (Charter Communications), United Healthcare, and Waitrex Group of Companies. Contact: 212-571-1690.

Queens Mini Job Fair:  Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 10 AM-1 PM at New York State Dept. of Labor, 138 60 Barclay Avenue, Flushing, NY 11355. Participating Businesses: Cerebral Palsy Association of NYS, Citiview Connections Clubhouse, Goodwill Industries of Greater NY/NJ, General Human Outreach in the Community, JCCA, MTA NYC Transit, and WellLife Network.

Spanish Speaking Resume Writing Workshop: Thursday, April 12, 2018, 12:30 PM-2:30 PM at Flushing  Workforce 1 Career Center, 138 60 Barclay Avenue, 2nd floor, Flushing, NY 11355. Organize, review, and update your resume.

Individual Resume Review/Career Advisement Workshop: Thursday, April 12, 2018, 1 PM-3 PM at Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 East Fordham Road, 8th floor, Bronx, NY 10458.  

Acing the Interview Workshop: Thursday, April 12, 2018, 2 PM-4:30  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 the interview, and review the follow-up required to get a job.

Interviewing skills (Spanish) Workshop: Friday, April 13, 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.

Job Postings and AssistanceJob Fair Sign-up Table

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 April 8 become available.


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