Job and Employment Links for the Week of May 6
Hadia Diallo applied and was accepted into the 6-week housekeeping pre-apprenticeship program at the BEST Hospitality Training Center. As part of her training, she shadowed employees at two luxury hotels in Boston. Upon completion of the program, she was hired by a waterfront hotel as a housekeeping apprentice based on her excellent performance.
The paid apprenticeship includes 2,000-hours of on-the-job training coupled with formal instruction, and the opportunity to earn up to 12 credits at Bunker Hill Community College. Apprentices like Hadia can take additional courses in the college's hotel/restaurant Management program at a substantially reduced rate through an agreement with BEST.
"I was looking for a career path and a great job where I can continue to learn," says Hadia, "This program helped me to get a job at one of the best hotels in the city, the skills to be successful - and I like interacting with guests."
Today Hadia is learning the housekeeping and customer serivce skills she needs to pursue her dreams, which include a good-paying job, a college degree, and career advancement. Ultimately, she hopes to become a supervisor.
You can learn more about Hadia's success story from a Department of Labor blog post, Hospitality Apprenticeship Offers Bostonian a Path to Success, written by James Lally, a deputy director in the Department's Office of Public Affairs in Boston. Learn more about how to find or start an apprenticesip at dol.gov/apprenticeship.
Under the America's Promise CUNY TechWorks Program, Queensborough Community College (QCC) offers an Applied Software Development Training Program covering web client programming, systems design and inplementation, and smart phone application development. This hands-on, techskills training program culminates in a capstone application development class focused on building students' professional programming portfolios. Credits earned can be applied towards QCC's AAS degree in Information and Internet Technology. For more information call (718)-631-6343.
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 and 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.
Get paid to take care of an elderly or disabled family member. Qualify Family Care will pay you $15 an 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.
Medical Administrative Assistant Training Program offered by Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow helps participants earn the Medical Administrative Assistant Certification from the National Healthcare Association and learn medical terminology, basic bookkeeping, communications, telephone techniques, and customer service. Participants will intern in medical offices and receive job placement assistance. Classes run Monday to Friday, 9 AM-4 PM. For more information, call (212) 630-9727.
New York Drives helps students obtain their driver’s licenses so they can access advanced training for a specific career path. This program is six weeks long, with the first three weeks focusing on strengthening students’ professional development skills; the last three weeks focuses on part-time driving lessons. After successfully passing road tests, graduates enroll in one of Brooklyn Workforce Innovation's (BWI) sector-based training programs leading to skilled employment, or are placed directly into jobs. Once a year, New York Drives also offers security guard training where graduates obtain their security guard certificates and license.
YearUp aligns job training with corporate partner needs and market trends to ensure the skills students learn are in demand. Learn valuable technical and professional skills, and gain work experience during internships at top companies. Earn a stipend throughout the program (both while you train and during your internship), and complete courses eligible for college credits.
NYC Career Center Events and Recruiting
Upgrade a Resume Workshop: Monday, May 7, 2018, 1 - 3:30 PM at Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 East Fordham Rd., 8th floor, Bronx, NY 10458. This workshop 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 : two hours.
Harlem Mini Job Fair : Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 10 AM - 1 PM, at New York State Dept. of Labor, 215 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027. Opportunities available in the areas of Social Services, Public Transportation, Maintenance, Customer Service, Accounting, Merchandising, Construction Management, & Security. Participating Businesses: Adecco Staffing, American Sugar Refining, Inc., Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services Inc., MTA NYC Transit, NYC Dept. of Housing Preservation & Development, Urban Resource Institute, YAI.
Recruiting Event - New Partners, Inc. : Tuesday, May 8, 2 018, 10 AM - 1:30 PM for Home Health Aide (5 P/T & F/T openings). Seeking Certified and Non-Certified Home Health Aides, including Chinese speaking customer (with training in Chinese) to assist patients in their homes.
Open Interviews Information Session: Tuesday , May 8, Wednesday, May 9, Thursday, May 10, 2018, 10 AM - 2 PM at MakeSpace, 460 Kingsland Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222. MakeSpace (on demand storage) Open Interviews for Permenent Drivers, Part-time Movers and Part-time Warehouse Associates .
Benefits of Exploring Job Zone Workshop: Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 2-4 PM. at Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 East Fordham Rd., 8th floor, Bronx, NY 10458. Will explore how Job Zone is the perfect tool for planning their future, organizing job search, exploring career interests and skills, developing customized resumes and exploring more than 800 careers.
Acing the Interview Workshop: Thursday, May 10, 2018, 1:30 - 4:30 PM, at Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 East Fordham Rd., 8th floor, Bronx, NY 10458. This workshop will help jobseekers prepare for interviews, demonstrate how to conduct oneself during the interview , and the follow up required to get a job. Duration: two and a half hours.
Basic Resume Writing Workshop: Thursday, May 10, 2018, 1:30 - 3 PM, at Brooklyn Workforce 1 Career Center, 250 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Participants will learn the purpose of a resume , chronological and combination resumes and select the appropriate type for their specific needs.
Career Advisement /Individual Resume Review Workshop: Friday, May 11, 2018, 8:30 - 11 AM, at Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 East Fordham Rd., 8th floor, Bronx, NY 10458. Space is limited. First come first served. Must have resume in PDF form.
Information Session - Wilson Allen Health Career Institute: Friday, May 11, 2018, 10 AM - 2 PM at Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 E. Fordham Road, 7th floor, Bronx, NY 10458. Wilson Allen Health Careers Institute is licensed as a private career school by the Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision of the NYS Education Department. They offer free training to those who qualify to become a Certified Home Health Aide or Certified Nurse Assistant. No appointment required. Must bring photo ID, High School Diploma or GED and Social Security card.
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 May 6 become available.