Job and Employment Links for the Week of November 18
November is National Veterans and Military Families Month, during which the Department of Labor honors the significant contributions made by American service members and their loved ones.
Learn more about National Veterans and Military Families Month, and celebrate with the Department of Labor at a local event, get resources to help you hire veterans, and find employment and training opportunities.
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 next session begins January 2019. Get more information here or call 212-346-8410 / 8420.
The Borough of Manhattan Community College’s Center for Continuing Education in partnership with the Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center is offering a free integrated English Language and Microsoft Excel Training Program. The 15-week training will combine six hours of English language instruction each week with three hours of Microsoft Excel Certificate Training. Assistance with job readiness and resume preparation will be provided. Classes meet three days a week, 6 PM-9 PM, starting November 26, 2018. To register, please contact Rosa at 212-346-8895.
Apply for an Individual Training Grant (ITG). The grant pays for tuition, registration fees, testing fees, and books for in-demand trainings. ITGs are only available for training in certain occupations and at eligible training providers. Find out more about eligible occupations and training providers.
Comunilife is a community-based health and housing service providers that supports the needs of more than 3,000 low-income and vulnerable New Yorkers. It arranges short-term supportive housing for recently discharged hospital patients who lack appropriate housing in which to recuperate. More than half of their clients are Hispanic with limited English-speaking ability, and more than 40% are African -American. Current job openings include Administrative Assistant, Case Manager, Clinical Coordinator, Housing Development Project Manager and more.
ApprenticeNYC for CNC Machinists. ApprenticeNYC is a paid full-time apprenticeship opportunity that provides classroom-based technical training and on-the-job training to help New York City job seekers develop in-demand skills in a long-term occupation with high growth potential. The computer numerically controlled (CNC) machinist track of the program provides 10 weeks of classroom training and 62 weeks of on-the-job training with employers in the advanced manufacturing sector. No experience necessary. Complete this program application form to be considered for the opportunity.
NYC Small Business Services work with the New York Alliance for Careers in Healthcare (NYACH), the city’s healthcare industry partnership, and the Workforce 1 Healthcare Career Center to offer no-cost training programs that prepare New Yorkers for jobs in the healthcare field. With NYACH, NYC Small Businesss Services engage employers, educational institutions, training providers, and other partners to design training programs that provide the required skills and credentials for viable healthcare career opportunities. Opportunites are available for those interested in ambulatory care and acute care.
Brooklyn Public Library Adult Learning in partnership with BEOC is now offering Medical Billing and E-Records Training administered by New York City College of Technology. Medical Billing and E-Records helps build careers in the medical and health insurance fields. Upon successful completion, participants will be prepared to take the national certification exam to become a Certified Billing and Coding Specialist, participants will be able to use medical billing software and job placement assistance is available. The 15 week program will run from February – May 2019. To enroll, applicants must attend an information /registration session at Pacific Library (25 4th Ave.) on Wednesday , November 28 at 5:30 PM or Saturday, December 15 at 10:30 AM. For more information call 718 – 622 – 4460.
Henry Street Settlement’s Intern and Earn (formerly known as Young Adult Internship Program) empowers young adults to connect to careers and grow in their professional pursuits. Internships available in child care, corporate, facilities, arts, fashion, retail, tech, and more. Must be 17-24 years old and not currently working or in school. Cohort begins November 26, 2018. Info sessions to start your application for the program are held Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 11 AM at 99 Essex Street, 3rd floor, New York, NY. For information, call 212-478-5400.
The Staten Island Economic Development Corporation has launched the SI Works program to help industrial businesses fill open positions at their firms. 80+ open positions available include: CDL Driver, Mechanic, Graphic Designer, Installer/fabricator, Plumbing, Electrican, HVAC Technician, 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.
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.
The CUNY Fatherhood Academy at LaGuardia Community College is now recruiting for the 16-week HSE prep program, which prepares fathers for the TASC exam and provides a range of academic and personal supports including tutoring, individualized counseling, financial literacy workshops, and parenting workshops. This free program is for unemployed and underemployed fathers between the ages of 18 and 30. For more information, get details here, or call 718-730-7336.
The CUNY LaGuardia TechHire – OpenCode program is an accelerated training in web development, software development, and networking administration to help young adults launch careers in high-growth, high-demand technology jobs. Scholarships may be available for eligible young adults, aged 17-29. OpenCode students learn programming fundamentals, product development, and web development to prepare for jobs as front-end web developers. Classes will start February 2019. Apply now here.
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.
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.
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 students are licensed, Red Hook on the Road places graduates in a variety of jobs that move people and products throughout the city. Apply now.
YearUp aligns job training with corporate partner needs and market trends to ensure that 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.
Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation’s (NMIC) YouthBuild: Business Bootcamp is a five-month training program for out-of-school young people. Services include High School Equivalency Diploma, Customer Service Certificate, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification (CPR), business plan creation with NYC Business Solutions, engaging in employment readiness training, and receiving job placement assistance. Open registration is held every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday beginning at 11:30 AM. Test begins at 12:45 PM. For more information, call 212-453-5369.
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New York City Career Center Events and Recruiting
For specific information on all career events in NYC this week, please search the New York State Department of Labor Career Center Events.
Intro to Social Media: Monday, November 19, 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. For information, call 718-780-9200.
Upgrade a Resume: Monday, November 19, 2018, 1 PM-3:30 PM at Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 East Fordham Road, 8th floor, Bronx, NY 10458. This workshop walks job seekers through the steps for upgrading their resumes and provides intensive one-on-one feedback on each participant’s resume. Attendees must have an electronic version of their resume, available either in their email or on a flash drive. Duration: two hours. Check-in time: 1:00 PM-1:30 PM. For information, call 718-960-2458.
Interviewing Workshop (Spanish): Monday, November 19, 2018, 2 PM-4:15 PM at Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 East Fordham Road, 8th floor, Bronx, NY 10458. Check-in: 2:00 PM-2:15 PM. For information, call 718-960-7901.
Career Development Workshop: Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM at Brooklyn Workforce 1 Career Center, 250 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Learn the value of the career exploration process and how it can positively impact your career path. For information, call 718-780-9200.
Job Search Planning (English): Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 2 PM-4:15 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 their job search process. Check-in: 2:00 PM-2:15 PM. For information, call 718-960-7901.
Benefits of Exploring Job Zone: Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 2 PM-4:15 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. Check-in: 2:00 PM-2:15 PM. For information, call 718-960-7901.
Individual Resume Review/Career Advisement: Friday, November 23, 2018, 8:30 AM-11 AM, at Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 East Fordham Road, 8th floor, Bronx, NY 10458. Customers must arrive at the starting time and will be seen on a one-on-one basis as advisors become available. Duration: up to approximately two hours. Check in: 8:30 AM-9:00 AM. Space is limited; first come, first served. Must have resume in PDF form. For information, call 718-960-2458.
Create a Resume: Friday, November 23, 2018, 1 PM-3:30 PM at Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 East Fordham Road, 8th floor, Bronx, NY 10458. This workshop is designed to walk job seekers through the steps for building an effective resume, which is a critical component of getting a job. Must have knowledge of computer use. Duration: two hours. Check-in: 1:00 PM-1:30 PM. For information, call 718-960-2458.
Create a Resume (Spanish): Friday, November 23, 2018, 8:45 AM-11 AM at Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 East Fordham Rd., 8th floor, Bronx, NY 10458. This workshop is designed to walk job seekers through the steps for building an effective resume, which is a critical component of getting a job. Must have knowledge of computer use. Duration: two hours. Check-in: 8:45 AM-9:00 AM.
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 November 18 become available.