Job and Employment Links for the Week of September 30

Throughout September, National Preparedness Month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reminds workers and job creators the time to prepare for severe weather emergencies is now.

Workers need to be protected before, during, and after storms to ensure they return home safely at the end of each shift. If you’re a job creator, you can keep workers safe by:

  • Developing emergency plans. Job creators should develop emergency plans and ensure workers know how to execute them. Plans should detail suitable places to take shelter, policies to ensure all personnel are accounted for, and procedures for addresssing hazardous materials that are on-site.

  • Staying aware and maintaining supplies. OSHA encourages everyone to stay aware  of weather forecasts and keep emergency supplies on-hand, including a battery-operated weather radio, to be prepared when severe weather strikes.

These general guidelines apply to all severe weather emergencies, however preparation for specific hazards may vary by event. OSHA provides resources on workplace preparedness and response for specific severe weather emergencies including tomadoes, hurricanes, floods, and wildfires.  For more information on protecting workers from severe weather events, visit OSHA’s Emergency Preparedness and Response web page.

You can also learn about OSHA: National Preparedness Month from the Department of Labor blog post September is National Preparedness Month: Is Your Workplace  Ready  for  Severe Weather?

Employment Programs

The nation’s largest public library system, The New York Public Library, is hiring! Browse openings for all sorts of positions on our Careers page and discover jobs across our 92 locations in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island.

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.

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, one year of follow up. Eligibility: Ages 16-24, out of work, and out of school. Session begins November 5. Information session held Tuesdays at 3 PM: October 2, 9, 16, 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. A job fair will be hosted on Thursday, October 11, 2018. 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.

The Medical Administrative Assistant Training Program offered by Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow helps participants earn the Medical Administrative Assistant Certification from the National Healthcare Association and learn medical terminology, basic bookkeeping, communications, telephone techniques, and customer service. Participants will intern in medical offices and receive job placement assistance. Classes run Monday to Friday, 9 AM-4 PM. For more information, call 212-630-9727.

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 x149 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.

Full-Time Jobs available with Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (OBT): OBT is a 35-year-old nonprofit organization operating out of multiple locations. The mission of OBT is to help disadvantaged youth and adults recognize their own self-worth, and advance towards self-efficiency and financial security through job training, academic reinforcement, improved life skills,  job placement, and support services. Positions available include: Chief of Employer Partnerships and Workforce Innovations, Director of Community and Government Affairs, Director of Communications and Marketing, Youth Program Director, Development Associate, Quality Assurance/Data Reporting Manager, Data Support Specialist, Employment Specialist, College Access Director, and Community Outreach Specialist. For more information, call 1-800-662-1220.

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

Managing Job Loss Workshop: Monday, October 1, 2018, 12:30 PM-2:30 PM at Flushing Workforce 1 Career Center, 138 60 Barclay Avenue, 2nd floor, Flushing, NY 11355. Identify and manage your losses to deal with this transition. For information, call 718-661-5012.

Job Finding Club: Tuesday, October 2, 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. For information, call 718-661-5012.

Recruiting Event – PAE: Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 9 AM-4 PM  for General Office Workers (50 openings). The General Office Worker (General Clerk) is responsible for providing administrative support to those personnel supporting the adjudication process of individuals who have applied for immigration and  citizenship benefits. Full-time and part-time positions are available. Job location is in the Manhattan Financial District. 

Transferring Skills Workshop: Thursday, October 4, 2018, 12:30 PM-2:30 PM at Flushing Workforce 1 Career Center, 138 60 Barclay Avenue, 2nd floor, Flushing, NY 11355. Identify your transferable skills and target them to new jobs. For information, call 718-661-5012.

Introduction to Computers: Thursday, October 4, 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 September 30 become available.

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