Jobs & Training Resources
Click on the links below to visit the websites of organizations offering free or low-cost job training programs and other employment opportunities.
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, has announced a new “25 Jobs in 25 Days Program” with the aim of helping unemployed Brooklynites get seasonal and part-time temporary positions by Christmas Day. The Good Help job listing is available online through the Chamber’s website at www.ibrooklyn.com/employment, allowing both employers and prospective employees to connect in an effort to grow the local economy. For more information, contact Tondalaya London, Director of Workforce Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (718) 875-1000 ext. 108.
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!
Barclays Center Positions Available – Barclays Center is hiring for a variety of positions, currently including GUEST SERVICES & SECURITY TEAMS. Click here to see flyer about the above job postings. Barclays Center prioritizes jobs for Brooklyn residents, veterans, NYCHA residents, and graduates of BUILD, though all are welcome to apply. CLICK HERE for more information about the positions that are currently available or visit http://www.brooklynbarclayscenterjobs.com. To get started, click the “Register Now” button on the website – you’ll need an email address to register for employment events and to receive information on the time and location of your pre-screening session, if selected.
Brooklyn Networks Cable Installation Program is Recruiting For The Upcoming Training Class: Cycle 55! ONLY 5 INFORMATION SESSIONS LEFT TO BE CONSIDERED! LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE! Orientations are held EVERY 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 visit www.bwiny.org/pages/brooklynnetworks.html. 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 Programs – Have 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 Tutoring Positions @ Andries Hudde Middle School: The MS ExTRA tutoring program 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 at Andries Hudde Middle School (2500 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn.) The program is also looking for people who can serve as substitute tutors. For more information, and to register to attend a ReServe/MS ExTRA information session, email email@example.com 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).
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 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
“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, demolition, tile laying and much more. 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 11 AM to 3 PM. For more information please call case manager; Faviola Leonard at 212-453-5392. Download Flyer »
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.
Career & Educational Consultants, Inc.: Workplace-focused training and job placement services. Eligibility requirements: dislocated workers or those living below 200 percent poverty line, VESID or food stamps recipients. Prefers high school diploma or GED. Ages 18+. Free. Metro Training Institute. 270 Flatbush Avenue Extension, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Phone: 718.858.8500
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! 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! To view the flyer & contact information, CLICK HERE!
The Green Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative (GAMC) program at City Tech, CUNY’s designated college of technology, offers stackable, credit-bearing industry-recognized credentials in Mechanical Engineering Technology and Industrial Design Technology. Eligible adult learners, committed to the pursuit of collegiate study and promising careers in the manufacturing sector, if accepted, will receive fully paid college education; wrap-around academic, job placement, and other support services. CLICK HERE to see the flyer for the Spring 2013 session.
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.
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.
Hurricane Recovery Jobs Are Still Available - New York State has announced that is has secured over $27 million in Federal Funding to hire workers displaced by Sandy to help with the clean-up and recovery efforts in New York City. CLICK HERE for more information or call 1-888-4-NYSDOL (1-888-469-7365).
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.
“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.
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”NYS Driver’s License & Job Skills Training Course : 6-week training program (2 weeks full-time, 4 weeks part-time road lessons) leading to the NYS Driver’s License and a new job or acceptance into a skills training program. Program requirements include: 18 years or older, ability to pass drug test, eligible to work in the U.S., no full-time students. Contact Melissa Allen at 718-237-2017 x175 or visit www.bwiny.org/pages/newyorkdrives for more information.
New York Drives (Women’s Class): Offering the opportunity to enter the Security Field and obtain a driver’s license. Free classes for women only offer students up to 30 hours of driving instruction, free security certification and NYS Security license, 60 hours of professional development classes and job placement services. To be considered for the September program, you must be a woman, aged 21 or over, be available for full time work, without a driver’s license, be a food stamp recipient and you must attend an informational session (held every Thursday at 2PM) by August 15th. For more information, CLICK HERE to see the flyer or call 718-237-2017 x. 175 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Other programs are held for both men and women. Call to see if you can apply.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.