Job and Employment Links for the Week of October 28

The U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is the only non-regulatory federal agency that promotes policies, and coordinates with employers and all levels of government, to increase workplace success for people with disabilities.

To develop and influence disability employment-related policies and practices, ODEP sponsors the following five policy development and technical assistance resources:

Employment Programs

West Harlem Group Assistance, Inc. will present a Job and Resource Fair on Monday, October 29, 2018, 10 AM-1 PM at 127 West 127th Street, New York, NY 10027. The Job and Resource Fair connects you with  employment, training, and local organizations. Information also includes home ownership, culinary arts, credit counseling, and various local resources to choose from, from entry level to senior management positions. Arrive early and be prepared.

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

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 to a Consumer Protection “Call-In” Program: Protecting Yourself from Work-at-Home Scams, Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at BBB Office, 30 East 33rd 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 llewis@newyork.bbb.orgSee more details and sign up here.

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.

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. 

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.

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.   

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Overcoming Invisible Barriers: Monday, October 29,  2018, 12:30 PM-2:30 PM at Flushing  Workforce 1 Career Center, 138 60 Barclay Avenue, 3rd floor, Flushing, NY 11355. Identify and reduce barriers to your job finding (ex .age, lack of goal). For more information, call 718-661-5012.

Upgrade a Resume: Monday, October 29, 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 to upgrade  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.

Job Search Planning (Spanish): Monday, October 29, 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. Two slots available. Must call 718-960-7901 for appointment.

Job Finding Club: Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 2 PM-4 PM at Flushing Workforce1 Career Center, 138 60 Barclay Avenue, 2nd floor, Flushing, NY 11355. Weekly support group focusing on obtaining job goals. For more information, call 718-661-5012.

Job Search Planning (English):  Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 2 – 4:15 PM at Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center,  400 East Fordham Rd., 8th floor, Bronx, NY 10458.   Participants will learn the benefits of how to create a job search plan/strataegy, search for jobs, how to apply for jobs, use techniques to maximize their job search, express or identify their accomplishments and how to find resources and get assistance while searching for a job.  Check in: 2:00 – 2:15 PM.  For more information call 718-960-7901.

Bronx Mini Job Fair :  Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 10 AM – 1 PM at Bronx New York State Department of Labor, 400 E. Fordham Rd., Bronx, NY 10458.  Participating businesses:  TD Bank, JCCA.  For more  information call 718-613-3954.

Brooklyn Mini Job Fair: Wednesday , October 31, 2018, 10 AM-1 PM at Brooklyn New York State Department of Labor, 250 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Participating businesses: Levi’s, John’s Market, Randstadt Sourceright, US Census. For more information, call 718-613-3405.

Benefits of Exploring Job Zone: Wednesday, October 31, 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 Job Zone, an interactive resource, for planning their future, organizing their job search, exploring career interests and skills, developing customized resumes, and exploring more than 800 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 October 28  become available.

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