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TUITION FREE GED Certification Program for Adults – Eligible adults interested in earning their high school equivalency diploma and/or earning certification in several career fields should call about this free program.   It is never too late to start your career or earn your GED!  Free tutoring, internship and job placement services are provided to students and alumni. Please check out this temporary website to learn more about the application process: https://www.sites.google.com/site/beocadmissions11201/programs/enrollment-process The program is currently accepting applications for Fall 2014 classes.  Classes start August 28, 2014.  Academic programs include English as a Second Language, High School Equivalency & College Prep classes. Career Training programs are offered in Medical Assistance, Medical Billing, E-Record & Office Adminstration, and Hospitality Operations Management. Day and evening programs are available. Contact the Brooklyn Educational Opportunity Center for more information by calling 718-802-3330 or emailing admissions@beoc.cuny.edu

School Crossing Guard Positions availableHelp your community while earning good pay & benefits. School Crossing Guards help children safely cross busy intersections on their way to and from school, and control traffic flow around schools in the morning, at lunch time and at the end of the school day. Part time jobs in various precincts are now available. Wages begin at $9.88/hour. After three years of service, the wage is raised to $12.88/hour. Health insurance is provided for crossing guards who work 20 or more hours per week. There are no formal education or experience requirements for this job, but all candidates must be able to understand and be understood in English. Visit your local precinct for an application or call the 70th Precinct at 718-851-5511 for more information.

Positions are Available at the Flatbush YMCA (posted 8/8/14) – Available positions include Afterschool Counselors ($10-$11 hr), Activity Specialist ($15 hr), After school Coordinator ($15 hr), Education Coordinator ($38 hr), Social Worker  ($38 hr), Site Program Director ($38,000-45,000/annually). To apply,  please send your resume to YMCA Director Kendall Charter at kcharter@ymcanyc.org or drop it off at the YMCA at 1401 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210. For more information call 718-469-8100×4528  or visit http://www.facebook.com/ymcanyc#!/FlatbushYMCA

Job Training 50+: Are you over 50 years old? Are you thinking about a new career? This free program may be the answer! The AARP Foundation Back to Work 50+ program is offering Smart Strategies Career Coaching workshops or  Medical Assistant Specialist training scholarships for those who qualify.  BMCC Office of Adult, Continuing Education and Workforce Development is offering these career readiness opportunities to 50+ under and unemployed individuals who are trying to get back into the workforce. Please click the following links to view the AARP Foundation’s program flyer,  the Information Session Schedule and the flyer for the Medical Assistant Specialist training program. Call (212) 346-8435 to register for the Wednesday August 20, 2014 Information Session.  Those interested in September 2014 thru January 2015 Info Session dates should call (855) 850-2525 (toll free call) to register. For more information, call Donna at 212-346-8432.

Security Guard Training Course for Women – Apply Now for a Free Security Guard Training Program for Women and get your driver’s license! There are only 6 orientation dates left to qualify for the upcoming August 2014 cycle.  Brooklyn Workforce Innovations (BWI) is offering a free part-time professional development skills training followed by three to four weeks of part-time driving lessons. Graduates also obtain their security guard certificates and license. All programs include two years of job placement assistance and ongoing social support. Orientations are held on Thursdays, 2-5 PM, at 621 Degraw Street (between 3rd & 4th Avenues) through July 24th. Call BWI at 718-237-2017 x. 143 or email nydinfo@bwiny.org. Click Here to see program flyer!

Barclays Center is Hiring!- Barclays Center is currently recruiting candidates for positions in Food Service & Catering Teams. Click here to see the May 2014 Hiring Flyer. Registration is required to attend pre-screening events. Click link to sign up online: www.brooklynbarclayscenterjobs.com   (*Troubleshooting Note: If you are having issues registering via Microsoft Internet Explorer, change web browsers to Mozilla or Google Chrome. Click the “Register Now” button on the website above. You will need an email address to register for this event and to receive information on the time/location of your pre-screening session, if selected. All interested & qualified candidates MUST attend a pre-screening.  To be considered for a position, you must also meet all requirements for the position and be willing to work flexible hours. Pre-Screenings will take place at the Workforce1 Career Center (9 Bond Street, Brooklyn NY 11201 map: http://goo.gl/1gG0HZ)  For additional employment opportunities, please visit www.barclayscenter.com/arena/employment

Brooklyn is Hiring! – Good Help, a free employment service provided by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce with funding from the New York State Senate and Assembly, is hosting a new website for Brooklyn job postings. A diversity of jobs are available on the website and the hourly wages/salaries & qualifications for each position are posted as well. The Good Help job listing is available online through the Chamber’s website at www.ibrooklyn.com/employment. For more information, contact Tondalaya London, Director of Workforce Development, at tlondon@brooklynchamber.com or call (718) 875-1000 ext. 108.

“Made in NY” TV & Film Production Assistant Training Program:  4-week training program for individuals who want to start a career in TV and film production.  Leads to certification by the New York City Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting and two years of job placement assistance. Program requirements include: 21 years old or older, NYC Resident, valid driver’s license, unemployed or low income. Contact 718-237-2017 ext. 145.

BIG!Compost Job Opening: Build It Green!NYC is always seeking qualified applications for temporary deconstruction staff. Work with Donations and Deconstruction teams to pick up and sometimes dismantle items that are being donated to Build It Green!NYC. Be available on an “on-call basis” for working pick-ups and deconstruction jobs. Hours will fluctuate on a daily basis. Please send your resume to temp@bignyc.orgRead the full job description here!

FREE Green Jobs Training Program – This program prepares workers for careers in Waste Management, Green Cleaning & Housekeeping, and Building Operations & Maintenance. The program is now accepting applications for the upcoming Green Building Operations and Maintenance + OSHA training in June 2014. To apply, interested applicants must visit our website at greenworkforcenyc.org and click “Apply Now.” Email greenjobs@nydesigns.org if you have any questions. Click here to see program flyer.

Free Job Training Workshops at the Flatbush YMCA – Presented by Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (OBT), stop by one of these free training seminars to Learn How To Create a Professional Resume, Improve Your Business Etiquette Skills, Ace Your Interview, Submit Online Job Applications, Utilize Social Media In Your Job Search, Find Sustainable Employment and more at these free training events! The events are held every 2nd & 4th Monday from 1-3 PM at the Flatbush YMCA located at 1401 Flatbush Avenue, Between Farragut Rd & Foster Ave. Additionally, you can access One-On-One Employment Counseling/Job Coaching & receive Referrals for Social Services, Clerical & Computer Skills Job Training, Job Placement Assistance, Youth Paid Internships, High School Equivalency Preparation, College Access, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Naturalization & Deferred Action Legal Services.  Click here to see the program flyer. To RSVP for a workshop or to set up a personal appointment, contact Evelyn Ortiz at 917-530-1495 or email eortiz@obtjobs.org.

Coney Island Businesses are Hiring! Many positions are available today for Summer 2014 jobs working in customer service, food service & more. Apply today to be a Ride or Game Operator, Grounds Supervisor, Park Services Attendant, Cashier, EMT, Cook, Server and more! Spend your summer at the beach having fun and earning money! To apply, visit the Coney Island Recruitment Center’s website by Clicking This Link.  All interested candidates MUST be at least 18 years of age and register online. After fulfilling eligibility requirements, candidates will receive an email containing details of the screening event, which will include event location and time of your scheduled appointment. Only candidates who have completed the online registration will be admitted.

Women & Work FREE Job Training Program: Queens College offers this Full-Time Day Job Training Program for women. All classes and supplies are provided FREE to the selected participants. Students receive Computer Training in a variety of applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Internet And E-Mail. There will also be classes focusing on Mathematical Skills, Literacy Skills and English as a Second Language (ESL,) along with Advanced Learning Seminars on Writing for Business, Creative Writing, Life-Management Skills, Interviewing Skills, Cover Letter And Resume Writing, Professional Development,  Financial Literacy and Dressing For Success. The program also provides on-site counseling, needs assessment and health and wellness training. The Program Meets Four Days per Week Between 8:45 AM – 4:00 PM. Apply in person, Monday through Thursday, 9:30 am and 12:30 pm at the Women and Work offices, 25 West 43rd Street, Suite 1005 (10th Floor), New York, NY 10036.

Home Health Aide Training – Learn the skills needed to work as a home health aide. To qualify for this program, you must be over 18 years old and you must be receiving Food Stamps. To find out more, please call Sophie Mabiala at the Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC) at 212-822-8324 or visit the NMIC office at 76 Wadsworth Avenue, 2nd Floor (btw. 176th and 177th Streets), NY 10033. Llame a Monique Parker at 212-822-8357.

Work for the City of New York – Find out about all kinds of job opportunities with the City of New York by visiting this website. Jobs and Training Programs with many city agencies and organizations are available and updated regularly on the city’s brand new website. Check it out!

Brooklyn Networks Cable Installation Program is Recruiting For The Upcoming Training Class! Orientations are held Tuesdays at 10:00 AM SHARP! Job Training AND Placement Offered for ALL Graduates! Brooklyn Networks is an exciting and challenging program that allows its students to earn an internationally recognized certificate with hands-on training that will enable them to install cable lines for computers, telephones, security systems, A/V equipment and broadcast cable at NO COST TO THE STUDENT!  OSHA 10 Safety +BISCI Certification included in program. Once our students have completed the required 6-week course we provide FREE job placement services to get them working in the field.  Applicants must be a NYC Resident, 21 years or older, Eligible to work in the U.S., Qualify as low income OR receiving public assistance, pass a drug test, a reading & math test at the 8th grade level and cannot be colorblind. Please feel free to contact KenTara John at 718-237-2017 ext. 149 or by emailing kjohn@bwiny.org. Visit www.bwiny.org/pages/brooklynnetworks.html for more information. Orientations are held at Brooklyn Workforce Innovations office at 621 Degraw Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217.  Space is LIMITED! Apply Now!

The NYPD is hiring! If you or someone you know is interested in a career as a New York City Police Officer, you are invited to check out the October Testing schedule by visiting www.nypdrecruit.com. The NYPD Police Officers Exam is given 6 days a week at the Downtown Brooklyn Testing Center (210 Joralemon Street – 4th Floor) or the Lower Manhattan Testing Center (2 Lafayette Street – 17th Floor.) Times and exam fee information is available on the website. You also have the ability to chat online with NYPD Recruiters are available to chat online on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11AM to 4PM. Check out the NYPD Twitter site @nypdrecruit and NYPD Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NYPDRECRUIT.

Easter Seals New York Vocational Services for Veterans ProgramsHave you served in the US Armed Forces? Are you unemployed or unhappy with your current job? Is your housing at risk? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Easter Seals New York Can Help! For more information, contact Kim Elvin or Stan Scriven at 212-943-4364. Click Here to see program flyer or visit www.eastersealsny.org

The United States Postal Service is Hiring! There are positions open in all five boroughs, including many positions available right now in Brooklyn! To see what jobs are available and to apply for a position, visit www.usps.com/employment and create a Candidate Profile. Search jobs available by clicking the Job Opportunities link on the website and apply today!

Paid Part-Time Positions for seniors 55+: Many opportunities are available for part-time positions in a variety of fields for professionals, aged 55 years and up. To register to attend a ReServe/MS ExTRA information session, visit  the website at www.reserveinc.org or email tutoring@reserveinc.org or call John Pham at 212-727-4254.

 Bronx OACE Classes – Free classes are being offered by the Office of Adult and Continuing Education (OACE) in a wide variety of subject matter including Microsoft Office, IC3 Fundamentals and Key Applications,  LPN billing/coding, phlebotomy/EKG/EHR,  air conditioning/refrigeration, Comp TIA A+ Certification, web page design/adobe certification, air pollution/EPA, carpentry, welding, auto mechanics, auto collision repair, plumbing, electrical installation, building maintenance and repair, culinary arts/food prep and early childhood care and education.  Most of these programs are available at the 212 West 120th Street location (212-666-1920) or in The Bronx at 3450 East Tremont Avenue (718-863-4057). For a full listing of all 9 OACE Training Centers, click here.

Brooklyn OACE Classes – Free classes are being offered in Building Maintenance, Cosmetology & Basic Education. The Office of Adult and Continuing Education (OACE) is conducting classes at Phoenix House, located at 50 Jay Street, in Brooklyn. All classes are free for New York City residents over the age of 21.  Classes are offered on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Interested parties can be referred to (718)789-2223.  For more information, you can also visit the OACE Central Office/Brooklyn Adult Learning Center at 475 Nostrand Avenue, Room 105, Brooklyn, NY 11216 or contact them at 718-638-2635 or OACE@schools.nyc.gov. For a full listing of all 9 OACE Training Centers, click here.

Brooklyn Job Corps: Students receive the skills needed to succeed in today’s workforce – at no cost to them or their families. In addition to academic training, Brooklyn Job Corps provides career technical training in the following vocational trades: Computer Technician, CompTIA Network, Culinary Arts, Homeland Security, Medical Assistant & Medical Office Support.

“Brooklyn Woods” Woodworking Training Course: 8-week training course for entry level custom woodworking techniques including the use of hand tools, power tools and woodworking machines  Graduates are prepared to build and install custom cabinets.  Qualifications include proficiency in reading and math – particularly in fraction and measurements; and physically fit/able to lift 70lbs.  Click here for a link to a PDF of a flyer you can print.  Bring your ID and a pen!  *Individuals receiving food stamps and/or criminal justice issues are highly encouraged to apply.*  Call 718-389-3636 to confirm but you do not need to RSVP or pre-register.

Building Maintenance / Weatherization Training Program: Earn your building maintenance & weatherization certificate while attending G.E.D. preparation classes at the same time! Learn innovative skills in plumbing, electrical, buffing, stripping, tile laying and much more as part of this 12-week program. Northern Manhattan Improvement Company (NMIC) offers an array of job readiness workshops, resume writing, and career counseling to prepare graduates with the skills needs to become employed after training. Take the first steps by coming in for testing Monday through Friday between 9 AM to 2 PM. For more information please call case manager; Sophie Mabiala at 212-822-8324.

Building Works: A pre-apprenticeship training program for the building trades. The next cycle of training will begin in the fall. For more information please contact 718-237-2017 ext.149. To apply you must be at least 18 years old; an American citizen or Naturalized Immigrant; and possess a High School Diploma or GED, and state identification.

Center for Family Life Employment Services:  Employment counseling, job readiness, skills enhancement and job follow-up assistance. Computer basics and ESL classes, resume writing, interview techniques, job search techniques, job counseling and financial literacy classes, and tax assistance. For Sunset Park residents. Ages 22+. Free. 443 39th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232. Phone: 718.633.4823, FAX:718.633.6729

Center for Family Life Youth Employment Program: The Youth Employment Program (YEP) encourages skill development, supports career and educational goals, increases civic engagement and provides a creative and supportive environment for young people. Monthly stipends are offered for high school participants in WAVE, Rise-On, CAP, SEEK and Step-Up.

Commercial Drivers (CDL) License Training Course: FREE 12-week daytime class enables graduates to pass the Class B license test with your choice on 2 endorsements; Hazmat, Passenger, Tanker or School bus. The organization will also assist graduates with finding an employer and life skills training that will prepare individuals for success in the workplace with.

Environmental Remediation Technician Training: This 8-week day program prepares students to secure up to 6 industry-recognized certificates that translate into high salaries.  Graduates earn between $12 and $25 per hour.

Federation Employment Guidance Services Trade & Business School:  Services for those collecting unemployment insurance. Computer and bookkeeping training, and training for direct care work with developmentally disabled. Ages 18+. Free. 315 Hudson Street, 1st Floor, New York, NY 10013. Phone: 212.366.8450

FirstSource Staffing: New York City’s premier full-service social purpose staffing company. FirstSource provides temporary placement, direct placement, and convertible temp-to-permanent arrangements to a diverse array of companies.

GED/Internship Program for 18-24 Year Olds: Get your GED and go to College! Learn a new skill and get hired! The Project Rise Program includes GED prep classes worth up to five college credits, internships, Metrocards, Job Placement Assistance and full Kingsborough Community College student privileges including access to the library, gym, beach and more! For more information, CLICK HERE or call 718-368-6600 or email ProjectRise@kbcc.cuny.edu.

Green Manufacturing Degree from CUNY City Tech (Tuition-Free!):  The CUNY CareerPATH Program in Manufacturing is offering an all-expenses-paid associates degree program in Mechanical Engineering Technology or Green Industrial Design from City Tech in Downtown Brooklyn. The program, which is part of the national CareerPATH initiative, is geared towards revitalizing New York’s manufacturing sector while helping unemployed and underemployed New Yorkers find meaningful work. Full tuition is covered, along with job placement assistance and on-campus advising.

Healthcare Job Opp0rtunities – Visit the CoalitionNY Job Board website to find out about current job openings for workers with a variety of different skill and education levels in the mental health sector in New York City. Please contact the listing agency directly for further information. Jobs are automatically removed from the CoalitionNY Job Board after 30 days.

HOPE Program – One Smith Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201, 718.852.9307. Work readiness training, job placement, job retention, career advancement services. Also a wide-range of support services including mental health therapy, legal counseling, food and clothing and assistance in obtaining housing, childcare, medical, and transitional work benefits.

NYS Department of Labor Jobs Centers -  New York State’s Dept. of Labor (DOL) runs multiple centers with staff trained to help jobseekers find jobs, get training, receive owed back-wages, use the computer labs to apply for jobs, and to qualify for unemployment. Call 1-888-4-NYSDOL (1-888-469-7365) to find the nearest job center or to find out more about what programs are available to you.

Jobs to Build On (JtBO) program:  This FREE program provides job placement for eligible (unemployed, low income, etc.) individuals 18 and above. An Adult Education and Literacy Program with certification in ESOL, GED, Pre-GED, and ABE, along with a Learn in the Evening Program (LITE) are also offered. These programs are offered by Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow and the Consortium for Worker Education.

MTA Employment Opportunities – Jobs are available at the MTA Headquarters & Business Service Center, MTA Police, New York City Transit, Long Island Railroad, Metro-North Railroad, Bridges & Tunnels division, Capital Construction division & with the MTA Bus Company. CLICK HERE to see available positions.

Neighborhood Employment Services: Free computer classes, resume assistance, job placement, and referrals for job training programs.

New York Drives: Get on the road to success with New York Drives, a career training program that combines driving lessons and professional development workshops to help you enter Brooklyn Woods, Made in NY or Brooklyn Networks. Full-time, 6 week program in career development and driving, leading to NYS Class D license. Click here to visit the program website. Open orientations Thursdays at 2 PM. Call 718-237-2017 x143

New York City Jobs – Find out about all kinds of job opportunities with the City of New York by visiting this website. Jobs and Training Programs with many city agencies and organizations are available and updated regularly on the city’s brand new website. Check it out!

New York State Jobs  – Full-time, part-time and temporary positions are available in New York City and State. Positions are available in a wide diversity of fields, entry level to professional. Visit Governor Cuomo’s Jobs Express website at http://www.labor.ny.gov/jobs/regional.shtm

New York State Police Trooper Jobs Available: The New York State Police will be holding examinations for the position of New York State Trooper on October 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2013 at various locations throughout New York State. Click here to begin the application process.

New York Work Alliance:  Workforce preparation and career counseling for refugees and females, or heads of household with low income. 30 Broad Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10004. Phone: 212.742.1000

NYC Workforce 1 Career Centers:  Operated in coordination with the New York State Department of Labor and the City University of New York. Job placement, career advisement, job search counseling and skills training. Centers located in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island and Queens. See website for information on centers not listed. Free.

Paid Tutoring Positions – CAMBA, in conjunction with Andries Hudde Middle School, the NYC Department of Education, TASC, and Harvard Ed Lab is launching an exciting new initiative called MS ExTRA! One of our MS ExTRA partner agencies, ReServe, is looking for literacy tutors of all ages who have a bachelor’s degree, a passion for reading, a heart for young people, and a willingness to work five days per week (15 hours total per week) for the 2013-2014 school year. Given ReServe’s organizational mission to match senior professionals age 55+ with nonprofits, they are looking first at tutoring candidates who are 55 and older.  Tutors may email tutoring@reserveinc.org or call John Pham at 212-727-4254 for more information and to register to attend a ReServe/MS ExTRA information session.

Pest Control Training Course : This free program is designed to prepare students for one of NYC’s hottest employment opportunities. Training is structured to lead graduates to specific employment at NYCHA and perhaps even your own Pest Control business.

Pest Control Technician Training : St. Nick’s Alliance is recruiting new students for free Pest Control Technician Training. Students will take a 6 weeks course in preparation for a career as a Pest Control Technician/Exterminator. The students will get 30 hours of technical training needed to pass the 7A NYS licensing program. In addition to that they will have job readiness preparation, life skills training, and industry guidance. Orientations are every Thursday at 10am. Call 718.302.2057 Ext.231 for more info or Click Here to see the flyer.

“Red Hook on the Road” Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Course:   4-week training program to earn a NYS Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).  Course prepares participants for jobs as drivers of Class B/BP/BPS commercial vehicles such as trucks, school buses, coach or charter buses, airport shuttle buses and Access-A-Ride vehicles.  Program requirements include: 21 years or older, a clean NYS driver’s license for at least 2 years – no more than 2 points, or one suspension, or one conviction showing on the driver record and no combination of the above allowed. Driver record must be less than 30 days old.  Contact 718-237-4846.

Restaurant Industry Training – The Colors Hospitality and Opportunities for Workers (CHOW) Institute, a program of ROC-NY, offers a FREE 6-week Culinary Arts and Front of the House Restaurant skills training program to New York City residents, including individuals and families with employment barriers (Click to see flyer.) Courses include Basic Cooking, Basic Pastry, Specialty Coffee/Barista, Edible Design & Cold Food Prep, NYC Food Protection Course & Certification, Server Training, Basic Wine Training, Customer Service Training & Basic Bartending Training. Orientations are offered twice a week. Call 212-343-1771 or visit www.rocny.org for more information.

SUNY Brooklyn Educational Opportunity Center:  Technical, computer, secretarial, data entry, computerized bookkeeping, medical billing, medical office administration, Microsoft Office, technology for the work place (A+ certification, LAN and web design) information processing technology, CISCO systems and CAD training. GED, ESOL and college preparation classes. Income and previous education requirements. Ages 18+. Free.  111 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Phone: 718.488.9843

Turning Point Career & Vocational Services: This program provides job readiness, computer training, employment assistance, and support to retain jobs for Turning Point clients and community members. Turning Point is a non-profit organization helping economically disadvantaged people in Brooklyn. The center also offers Educational, Health & Housing Services. For additional information, contact Margaret Pemberton, Program Director, at 718-360-8159 or email mpemberton@tpdomi.org.