Job and Employment Links for the Week of November 4

Each year, the United States recognizes September 15 through October 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month. In recognition of the significant contributions Hispanic women have made to the labor force, here are six statistics demonstrating their growing influence as drivers of economic productivity and entrepreneurs.

Strong labor force participation

  • In 2016, there were 11.4 million Hispanic women in the civilian labor force. That’s one in seven women, and 7.2 percent of the total labor force.
  • By 2024, the number of Hispanic women participating in the workforce is projected to increase to almost 14 million, or 8.5 percent of the total labor force.
  • Nearly one out of three Hispanic women were employed in service occupations in 2016, but managerial and professional occupations have had the largest increase in Hispanic women’s representation since 2000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

A spirit of entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship among Hispanic women also has grown. In 2012, the most recent year for which data is available:

  • About one out of every seven women-owned businesses was owned by a Hispanic woman.
  • Forty-four percent of all Hispanic-owned businesses were owned by women, up from 34 percent in 2002.
  • In 2012, Hispanic women-owned businesses generated $78.7 billion in sales and employed more than 470,000 people.

You can learn more about Hispanic women making an important and growing contribution to the U. S. workforce from the Department of Labor Women’s Bureau blog post By the Numbers:  Hispanic Women in the Workforce, written by Tracie Sanchez, program analyst.

Employment Programs

The nation’s largest public library system, The New York Public Library, is hiring! Browse our Careers page for all sorts of open positions 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 November 5, 2018.

Better Business Bureau (BBB) presents BBB Live X1: BBB invites bilingual volunteers for a Consumer Protection “Call-In” Program, Protecting Yourself from Work-at-Home Scams, on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at BBB Office, 30 East 33 Street, 12th Floor, Manhattan. Volunteer for one or more of the two call-answering shifts: 2 PM-7 PM and 3 PM-8 PM. Refreshments, resources, and training will be provided. Calls will be answered in Spanish, and each shift begins with training in English. It is especially important to have trained volunteers in place and ready to help callers from 5 PM to 7:30 PM, when most calls will come in. BBB is happy to work with volunteers on shift timing and length. For more information, please contact Luana Lewis at 212-358-2842 or email See more details and sign up here.

Community, Culture and Technology Fair: Wednesday, November 7, 12:30 PM-5:00 PM at the New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos Forum, entrance on 42nd Street, west of 5th Avenue. The Fair will include: cultural institutions plus educational, employment, advocacy, arts, recreation, technology, and support organizations; fun, accessible art activities and demonstrations of new adaptive technology; speakers on employment resources; individual consultations and headshots. Many of the tablers will have information on this year’s added theme of employment, volunteering, and skills-building. Verbally described touch tours of the historic Stephen A. Schwarzman building will be offered at 2:15 PM and 4:15 PM. ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request; please submit yours at least two weeks in advance, by emailing

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.

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.

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 in designing 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. 

Bronx Educational Opportunity Center Security Guard Training: Registration (see details here) is Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30 AM-11:00 AM (except holidays). Now accepting applications. The calendar of classes is available here.

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.

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.

YearUp aligns job training with corporate partner needs and market trends to ensure 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.

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 CUNY Fatherhood Academy at LaGuardia Community College is  now recruiting for their September cohort. 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.

Rebuilding Together NYC Construction Skills Training is now available. For information, call 718-488-8840, x18.

Discover Accounting includes state-by-state guides on becoming a CPA, salaries, and educational requirements. If you are looking for more advanced accounting topics, you’ll find information in their comprehensive career guide and career comparisons.

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.

Upgrade a Resume Workshop: Monday, November 5, 2016, 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 paticipant’s resume. Customers must have an electronic version of their resume available either in their email or on a flash drive, in PDF form. Duration: two hours.  Check-in time: 1:00PM-1:30 PM. For information, call 718-960-2458.

Interviewing Workshop Spanish: Monday, November 5, 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.

Job Search Planning Workshop (English): Tuesday, November 6, 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 time: 2:00 PM-2:15 PM. For information, call 718-960-7901.

Benefits of Exploring Job Zone Workshop: Wednesday, November 7, 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 time: 2:00 PM-2:15 PM. For information, call 718-960-7901.

Individual Resume Review / Career Advisement Workshop: Thursday, November 8, 2018, 12:30 PM-3 PM at Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 East Fordham Road, 8th floor, Bronx, NY 10458. Check-in time: 12:30 PM-1:00 PM.  For information, call 718-960-2458.

Basic Resume Writing Workshop: Thursday, November 8, 2018, 1:30 PM-3 PM at Brooklyn Workforce 1 Career Center, 250 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Participants will learn the purpose of a resume, and chronological and combination resumes, and select the appropriate type for their specific needs.

Create a Resume Workshop: Friday, November 9, 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 Workshop (Spanish): Friday, November 9, 2018, 8:45 AM-11 AM 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. Duration: two hours. Check-in: 8:45 AM-9:00AM.

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 November 4 become available.

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