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Job and Employment Links for the Week of May 13


Over the last half century, mothers have increasingly played a more central role as family economic providers. Since 1960, more mothers have joined the labor force and serve as sole, primary, or equal providers for their families.  Currently, 70 percent of mothers with kids under the age of 18 are in the labor force.

You can learn more noteworthy facts about American mothers in the workplace in By the Numbers: Happy Mother's Day! , a blog post from the Department of Labor's Women's Bureau, written by Liana Christin Landivar, senior researcher for the  Women's Bureau.

Employment Programs

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.

CUNY TechWorks and The Borough of Manhattan Community College Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development are now offering qualified participants a "no cost" 22-week computer training program in Computer Netwotk Support.  As IT jobs continue to grow, the need for people to learn the latest technology and become certified as skilled professionals remains in high demand.  To prepare for today's competitive  workforce, students will go through a series of career development workshops in soft skills training, resume preparation, and mock interviews. Participants  will meet industry leaders and graduates of this program, who will share best practices on how to be successful in the IT field. Upon completion of the training, students can earn four college credits towards their Associate's degree and graduates will be referred to jobs. The fourth cohort is scheduled to start July 16, 2018.

Brooklyn Workforce Innovations - Red Hook on the Road helps unemployed New Yorkers start new careers in commercial driving. After four weeks of classroom and behind-the-wheel training, students are prepared to take the NYS Commercial Driver's License (CDL) road test. Once licensed, Red Hook on the Road places graduates in a variety of jobs that move people and products throughout the city. Apply now.

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 implementation, and smartphone application development. This hands-on, tech skills 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. 

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 (while you train and during your internship), and complete courses eligible for college credits.

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.

NYC Career Center Events and Recruiting

Career Development Workshop: Monday, May 14, 2018, 12:30 PM-2:30 PM at Flushing Workforce 1 Career Center, Flushing, NY 11355. Expand your view of the qualities that you offer potential employers.

Job Search Planning Workshop  (Spanish): Monday, May 14, 2018, 2 PM-4 PM  at Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 East Fordham Road, 8th floor, Bronx, NY, 10458. Participants will learn or improve job search skills that can help  in the job search process, learn the benefits of creating a job search plan/strategy, and more. 

Job Finding Club: Tuesday, May 15, 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.

Career Fair: Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 9 AM-2 PM at  AAA Northeast, 58-70 54th Street, Maspeth, NY 11378. Now hiring two Truck Operators - Flatbed Technicians / Roadside Technicians to respond to roadside assistance calls and provide basic mechanical, battery, and/or low services to AAA members.

Benefits of Exploring Job Zone Workshop: Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 2 PM-4 PM, at Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 East Fordham Road, 8th floor, Bronx. NY 10458. In this workshop, participants will learn and explore how to use Job Zone, an interactive resource to help manage their careers.

Harlem Community Development Corporation's 3rd Annual Spring Career Fair:  Thursday, May 17, 2018, 10 AM-4 PM at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park - Athletics Gymnasium, 679 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10031. More than 40 employers from the public and private sectors will be represented, including Law Enforcement, Health Care, Education, Insurance, NY State, City Government, and more.

Acing the Interview Workshop: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 1:30 PM-4:30 PM at Bronx Workforce 1, 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. (Duration: two-and-a-half hours).

CareerAdvisement /Individual Resume Review Workshop: Friday, May 18, 2018, 8:30 AM-11 AM, at Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 East Fordham Road,  8th Floor, Bronx, NY 10458.  Space is limited. First come, first served.  Must have resume in PDF form.

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 May 13 become available.


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