Job and Employment Links for the Week of October 7

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), observed each October, celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities, and educates about the value of a workforce inclusive of their skills and talents. This year’s NDEAM theme, America’s Workforce Empowering All, recognizes the importance of ensuring all Americans can participate in our nation’s vibrant workforce.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) provides tools for job creators to establish more apprenticeship programs. Through the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion, ODEP helps employers recruit and retain Americans with disablilities; and ODEPs Job Accommodation Network provides employers with guidance on workplace accommodation. Just last week, ODEP announced $19 million in grants to help those who become ill or injured remain at work, or return to work.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month is a time to emphasize the importance of ensuring all Americans, including those with disabilities, can put their skills and talents to work. It is an opportunity for our nation’s job creators to enhance their commitment to a workplace that ensures America’s workforce empowers all.

You can learn more about National Disability Employment Awareness Month from the Department of Labor blog post America’s Workforce:  Empowering All.

Employment Programs

New American Chamber of Commerce  Notary Public Training Course will be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 6-9 PM at 26 Court Street, Suite 701, Downtown Brooklyn. This 3-hour Notary Public Training Course  is designed to educate individuals with the legal terminology, concepts and clauses contained in the framwork of the New York  State Notary booklet.  Fee:  $50 advance, $60 at the  door covers course materials and information on:  Supplemental Study Guide, Notary Fact Sheet, Practical Exam, Sample Forms, Notary Public Application and Oath of  Office, NY State License Law Booklet, NY State Exam Schedule and Expert Training and Assistance. For more information call 718-722-9217.  Register  at New American Chamber of Commerce, NYC.

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.

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 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. 

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.

Program Recruitment –  Samaschool: Domestic Workers and the Gig Economy on October 22 and 23,  5:15 PM-8:30 PM.

New York Drives helps students obtain their driver’s licenses so they can access advanced training for a specific career path. This program is six weeks long: The first three weeks focus on strengthening students’ professional development skills, and the last three weeks focus on part-time driving lessons. After successfully passing road tests, graduates enroll in one of Brooklyn Workforce Innovation’s (BWI) sector-based training programs, leading to skilled employment, or are placed directly into jobs. Once a year, New York Drives also offers security guard training where graduates obtain their security guard certificates and license.

The Staten Island Economic Development Corporation has launched the SI Works Program to help industrial businesses fill open positions. A job fair will be hosted on Thursday, October 11, 2018, 7:30 -11:30 AM, at Hilton Garden Inn, 1100 South Ave., Staten Island, NY 10314. Top jobs available include: CDL Drivers Class A & B, Warehouse Inventory & Facility Maintenance Workers, Warehouse Forklift/Pallet Operators, Bicycle Mechanics, Printing Press Mechanics, HVAC Technician, Sign/Storefront Installers, Handyman (with plumbing, carpentry, and electrical skills). To schedule your appointment time, register by emailing, with your resume attached.

Prep for Success with WRCS: Paid-for training for Customer Service and Food Prep / Service Careers. Five weeks of workshops, four weeks of active job search assistance, nationally recognized certification, ServSafe or NRF, paid internship opportunity, job placement upon completion, and one year of follow up. Eligibility: Applicants must be ages 16-24, out of work, and out of school. Session begins November 5. Information session held Tuesdays at 3 PM on October 2, 9, 16, and 23. For more information, call 212-941-9090 x3286.

The Staten Island Economic Development Corporation has launched the SI Works program to help industrial businesses fill open positions at their firm. 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

Opportunities For a Better Tomorrow Youth Education and Job Training Program. Get the credentials and skills you need to gain employment and thrive in your career. You will receive preparation to take the exams required to achieve certifications in Microsoft Service, Hospitality Front Desk, and/or National Retail Federation Customer Service. You will be assigned to a supervisor (counselor) who monitors your progress and offers one-on-one assistance with personal, educational, and career problems, and also helps you improve your soft skills, such as professional behavior, attire, attitude, and communication. Classes run Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM-4:00 PM. For more information, call 917-342-5279.

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.   

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

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

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.

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.

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

Recruiting Event – Alliance Computing Solutions: Thursday, October 11,  2018, 10 AM-12 PM for Robotics Technician  Training (20 openings) at Lower Manhattan Workforce 1 Career Center, 75 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013.  1st session starts at 10 AM, 2nd session starts at 11 AM. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to start time. Please bring photo ID and two copies of your resume.

Basic Resume Writing Workshop: Thursday, October 11, 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.

Introduction to Computers: Thursday, October 11, 2018, 3 PM-4:30 PM at Brooklyn Workforce 1 Career Center, 250 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Basic computer skill training for those with no or limited knowledge of computers. Call 718-613-3811 for more information.  

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 7 become available.

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