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Job and Employment Links for the Week of May 20

More than one-third of construction fatalities in 2016 occurred due to falls from elevation which, in construction, is from a height of six feet or higher. Every worker in America should return home from work safe and sound at the end of the day.

Falls are preventable. The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) holds an annual "National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls" each May.  Across the nation and around the world, employers and employees voluntarily stop work to focus on safety concerns surrounding falls from elevation.

You can learn more about this stand-down campaign from the Department of Labor blog post, OSHA Leads National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls, written by Loren Sweatt, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Employment Programs

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.

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. 

School Bus Driver Jobs in Brooklyn are Available: Durham School Services offers paid holidays, free training, starting wages up to $17.50, and a $2,000 signing bonus. Must have a clear criminal background and good driving record, and must be able to pass pre-employment drug screen and physical. For more information, call 718-444-0040.

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.

The Chinese-American Planning Council Workforce Development Division offers education, training, placement, and post-placement support services to job seekers. Job training programs include BuildingWorks Pre-Apprenticeship Training, Hospitality Careers, and LVMH Fundamentals in Luxury Retail Training.

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow offers a web design and coding fundamentals program, immersing participants in the world of modern digital technology with the opportunity to develop in-demand computer programming and coding skills. Students will demonstrate their understanding of newly learned materials by building their own website for small businesses, nonprofits, and community organizations. Participants will also learn to create visual content using  Adobe Photoshop and will earn the Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud certification at the culmination of the program. For more information, call (718) 801-8970. 

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.

Community Links Supported Education Program is a nonprofit initiative supporting individuals with mental health conditions in pursuing education goals and successfully completing college, certification, licensing, or vocational degrees. Training opportunities include IT Training, Commercial Driver's License, Home Health Aide, Construction Work, NYS Master Barber, Medical Assistant, Maintenance and Janitorial, TV Production Assistant, Health and Office Operation (Medical Records), Wood Working, Cable Installation, Hospitality and Tourism Industry (NRAEF Certification), OSHA License, and more. Eligible individuals must be 18 years or older, living in NYC, and living with a mental health condition. Please call 929-210-9810.

NYC Career Center Events and Recruiting

Intro to Social Media Workshop: Monday, May 21, 2018, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM at Brooklyn Workforce 1 Career Center, 250 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Get an understanding of social media, and learn how you can use social media sites to help your job search. Call (718) 780-9200 for more information.

Overcoming Invisible Barriers Workshop: Monday, May 21, 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)

Recruiting  Event: Just Energy: Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 11 AM-2 PM for Energy Advisor - Bronx/Manhattan (five openings) at Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 E. Fordham Road, Bronx, NY 10458. New business development for Just Energy, a leading provider of natural gas, electricity, and green energy. Sales experience and/or customer-facing experience preferred, but not required.

Job Finding Club: Tuesday, May 22, 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.  

Benefits of Exploring Job Zone Workshop: Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 2 PM-4 PM at Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 East Fordham Road, 8th floor, Bronx, NY 10458. Participants will learn and explore how to use Job Zone, an interactive resource, to help manage their careers.

Recruiting Event  - Just Energy: Thursday, May 24, 2018, 10 AM-2 PM for Energy Advisor - Brooklyn (five openings) at NYS Department of Labor - Workforce 1 Career Center, 250 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. New Business Development for Just Energy, a leading provider of natural gas, electricity, and green energy. Sales experience and/or customer-facing experience preferred but not required.

Career Advisement/Individual Resume Review: Thursday, May 24, 2018, 12:30 PM-3 PM at Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 East Fordham Road, 8th floor, Bronx, NY 10458. This session provides job seekers the opportunity to meet individually with a Career Advisor to discuss employment and training opportunities and next steps, and to review resume for potential updates. Space is limited. First come, first served. Must have resume in PDF form.

South Shore Educational Complex - 2nd Annual Job Fair: Thursday, May 24, 2018, 5 PM -8 PM at South Shore Educational Campus, 6565 Flatlands Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11236. SSHS Complex Parent Coordinators (District 18) are housing this job and resource fair for communities in South Brooklyn, with initial interviews on the spot. Career search, resources, and refreshments. All are welcome.

Benefits of Exploring Job Zone Workshop: Friday, May 25, 2018, 10 AM-12 PM at Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 East Fordham Road, 8th floor, Bronx, NY 10458. Participants will learn and explore how to use Job Zone, an interactive resource, to help manage their careers.

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 20 become available.


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