Job and Employment Links for the Week of April 29
Drug and alcohol abuse that began in his teens set Steven Shewy on a violent path and eventually resulted in a prison sentence for willful injury. When incarcerated, he decided to change his mindset to better himself to earn the trust of his family and rebuild his life. He enrolled in a four-year welding apprenticeship at Anamosa State Penitentiary. Through the program, inmates can receive training in one of 19 vocations, plus job and life skills such as interviewing, resume writing, and communication. In 2016, the Iowa Department of Corrections became an ApprenticeshipUSA Leader.
Steven completed the welding program, which includes, 6,000 hours of on-the-job experience, while still incarerated. During a job fair he was permitted to attend shortly before his release, he provided his resume to Winger companies, an Ottumwa-based business that was seeking welders. Impressed by his skills, the company told him to contact them when he was out of prison; the job was his.
Steven's transformation from convict to journeyman sheet metal fabricator is just one example on how hard work plus the opportunity to gain in-demand job skills can set Americans of all backgrounds on the path to a sustainable career.
"The apprenticeship program has given me a lot of opportunities," Steven says, "I am working for a great company, earning a good wage, and making up for lost time with my loved ones. I think apprenticeship is the key to providing the skilled labor our nation needs."
The Bureau of Labor statistics projects that employment of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers will grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026. The nation's aging infrastructure will require this expertise to help rebuild bridges, highways, and buildings. Learn more about how to find or start an apprenticesip at dol.gov/apprenticeship.
You can learn more about the success story of Steven from a department of labor blog post, Welding a Stronger Future, written by Rhonda Burke, a Public Affairs Specialist for the Department in Chicago..
The Staten Island Economic Development Corporation has launched the SI Works program to help industrial business fill open positions at their firm. 80+ open positions available including: CDL Driver, Mechanics, Graphic Designer, Installer /fabricator, Plumbing,ElectricanHVAC Techniciannnns, Auto Body, Welder, Accounting, Sales, Warehouse Associates, General Contractors, General Labor, Bookkeeper and more. for immediate consideration please email your resume to email@example.com
Special Recruitment for NYC CoolRoofs Entry Level Construction Laborers. This is a City Initiative that supports local job seekers through a paid and transitional work-based learning experience to cool New York City rooftops with a white, reflective coating that reduces building energy consumption and citywide greenhouse gas emissions. Participants work in teams to complete cool roof installations for individual buildings, perform the physical labor involved with coating a rooftop, and receive skill-building and professional development training and support to identify and advance along a career path. For more information, please e-mail Oneka Andrews at firstname.lastname@example.org include "CoolRoofs" in the subject line; or, visit the Bronx Workforce 1 Industrial and Transportation Career Center at 90 Lincoln Avenue, 3rd floor, Bronx, NY 10451.
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 email@example.com 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.
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 begin the application process, apply here 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.
Young Adult Internship Program, offered by Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow, is a 14-week program that includes three weeks of job training classes followed by an 11-week paid internship. Internships are available at large corporations, small businesses, nonprofits, and government offices. Participants have the opportunity to earn their National Retail Federation Customer Service Certification and their Microsoft Office Specialist Certification. Classes run Monday to Friday, 9 AM-3 PM.
Brooklyn Networks is a free, six-week training program that helps unemployed and underemployed individuals access career in low-voltage cabling. The course prepares graduates to obtain the industry-recognized BICSI credential, followed by work in fields like voice and data cabling, security system installation, broadcast cabling, and A/V system installation. For more information call 718-237-2017 x 149 and attend an Information Session
NYC Career Center Events and Recruiting
Intro to Social Media Workshop: Monday, April 30, 2018, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, at Brooklyn Workforce 1 Career Center, 250 Schermerhorn, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Get an understanding of social media, and learn how you can use social media site to help on your job search. Call (718) 780-9200 for more information.
Managing Job Loss Workshop: Monday, April 30, 2018, 12:30 - 2:30 PM, at Flushing Workforce 1 Career Center, 138 60 Barclay Ave., 2nd floor, Flushing, NY 11355. Identify and manage your losses to deal with this transition. For more information call (718) 661 - 5012.
Job Finding Club: Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 2 -4 PM, at Flushing Workforce 1 Career Center, 138 60 Barclay Ave., 2nd floor, Flushing , NY 11355. Weekly support group focusing on obtaining job goals. For more information call (718) 321-6316.
Bronx Job Fair: Thursday, May 3, 2018, 11 AM - 3 PM at Bronx County Public Administration, 851 Grand Concourse - 1st floor (Rotunda), Bronx, NY 10451. Dress professional and bring resumes.
Tranferring Skills Workshop: Thursday, May 3, 2018, 12:30 - 2:30 PM at Flushing Workforce 1 Career Center, 138 60 Barclay Ave., 2nd floor, Flushing, NY 11355. Identify your transferable skills and target them to new jobs. For more information call (718) 321 -6316.
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 29 become available.