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City Cleanup Corps
The City Cleanup Corps (CCC) is a New Deal-inspired economic recovery initiative that supports communities, businesses, and tourism by refreshing and revitalizing public spaces. Through the collaboration of more than two dozen City agencies and community-based organizations, members of the CCC tend to the needs of neighborhoods by hand-sweeping public spaces, cleaning defaced properties, power-washing sidewalks, tending to green spaces, and creating community murals, among other efforts to help bolster New York City’s economy. Since its inception in April 2021, the CCC has employed more than 10,000 New Yorkers.
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Human Resources Administration (HRA): Business Link Text to Work Service
HRA Business Link provides free job placement services to individuals who are receiving cash assistance, SNAP (food stamps), housing help and other financial assistance services in New York City.
Business Link helps job seekers find work in high-demand industries like maintenance, retail and customer service.
Sign up for the”TXT-2-Work” program and receive text messages with new job openings directly to your cell phone.
HireNYC: Construction Careers
The City of New York is committed to helping New Yorkers start careers in the building and construction trade unions. If you would you like to learn a trade with on-the-job training visit the NY State Department of Labor website to browse through upcoming union apprenticeship recruitments.
High Rise Concrete Carpenters JATC of New York City – Carpenters
The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the High Rise Concrete Carpenters of New York City will conduct a recruitment from February 9, 2022 through November 9, 2022 for 100 Carpenter apprentices.
Applications must be obtained in person at the New York City District Council of Carpenters (NYCDCC) Training Center, 395 Hudson Street (Clarkson Street entrance), New York, NY, on the second Wednesday of each month, during the recruitment period. Applications will be available from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. The Carpenter Training Center will give out as many applications as possible between this time period on the designated days. There will be no admittance after 7:30 a.m. Only the applicant will be allowed to obtain an application. To receive an application, applicants must provide government-issued picture identification.
Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers JAC Local Union 1 – Bricklayers
The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local Union #1, will conduct a recruitment from February 25, 2022 through January 27, 2023 (excluding July 2022 and August 2022) for 25 Bricklayer-Mason apprentices; 25 Pointer, Caulker, & Cleaner apprentices; five Stone Mason apprentices; and five Plasterer apprentices.
Applications and affidavits will be available online for 24 hours per day on the following dates: 2/25/22, 3/25/22, 4/29/22, 5/27/22, 6/24/22, 9/30/22, 10/28/22, 11/18/22, and 12/16/22 and 1/27/23. Applications and affidavits must be printed, filled out completely, signed and returned by mail with a copy of High School diploma or High School equivalency diploma such as TASC or GED. Mail these items to: International Masonry Institute, 12-07 44th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101.
Finishing Trades Institute of New York – Metal Finishers
The Finishing Trades Institute of New York will conduct a recruitment from May 20, 2022 through June 3, 2022 for 50 Metal Refinisher apprentices.
Applications can be obtained, in person only, from the Finishing Trades Institute of New York, 45-15 36th Street, Long Island City, NY, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Only 500 applications will be distributed, on a first-come, first-served basis. The recruitment will be offered for 10 business days or until 500 applications have been issued, whichever comes first.
The Northeastern Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Outside Electrical Industry
The Northeastern Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Outside Electrical Industry will conduct a recruitment from December 1, 2021 through December 1, 2022 for 100 Electrical (Outside) Line Worker apprentices.
Applications may be obtained online at any time during the recruitment period. There is a $25.00 test processing fee required with all completed application that may be waived with proof of financial need.
Working for the City
There are many ways to find opportunities in New York City government.
Civil Service Exams
Most jobs with the City of New York require that you take and pass a test. This test is known as a Civil Service Exam. Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, the exams being offered are only ones you can take online.
Exam Fees and Waivers
You have to pay a fee to take any exam. However, some New Yorkers—including veterans, people receiving public assistance or Unemployment Insurance benefits, and others— are eligible for a fee waiver. Learn more about fee waivers.
Women.nyc is a part of the New York City Economic Development Corporation. It is a program created to make sure the City remains the best place in the world for women of all backgrounds, ages, abilities and identities to thrive in their careers, run businesses and launch startups.
Go to Women.nyc to learn more about the programs that may include free tech classes and career training, help with investment and crowdfunding, job connections, legal advice from the City’s most respected law firms and more.
New York State Department of Labor’s (NYSDOL) Career Center Events & Recruitments
NYSDOL’s Career Center offers a variety of classes, workshops, job fairs, and recruitments for numerous companies. Discover what is being offered in your area and virtually and take advantage of what your local Career Center has to offer to help you prepare for your next career by visiting the NYSDOL’s website.
Resume & Career Help at Brooklyn Public Library
The Brooklyn Public Library’s Resume & Career Help and Job Information Resource Librarians offer assistance to all New Yorkers with writing resumes and cover letters, job interviewing, and finding the right career or college. Services are free and available online or through email.
Visit the Brooklyn Public Library calendar and enter the keyword “resume” to schedule a video session with a Job Information Resource Librarian.
If you have questions about your resume, cover letter, Brooklyn Public Library online resources or programs that could help you in your job search, or other job search-related questions, please email email@example.com or call 718-623-7000 option 3.
Construction Site Safety Training Program
Workers at many construction job sites in New York City will be required to have 40 hours of safety training by March 1, 2021. The Construction Site Safety Training Program provides the required Site Safety Training for NYC residents who are 18 years or older and new to the construction industry.
- Learn more about site safety training and who is required to have it.
- This program is currently recruiting qualified candidates remotely. Complete the interest form to get started.
Free Computer Skills Accelerator Course
The Boro Park Jewish Community Council and Community Board 12 are partnering to provide New Yorkers with a FREE computer skills accelerator virtual course. Experienced and qualified computer instructors lead the computer courses. The course aims to provide critical tools and teach introductory, entry-level skills to beginners and expand abilities to increase job potential.
Adult Learning at the Brooklyn Public Library
Get free help in reading, writing, HSE prep, and more! The Brooklyn Public Library offers education in:
- Basic Literacy
- Adult Basic Education (ABE)
- Assist with obtaining your high school equivalency diploma (HSE)
- Citizenship Prep
- Basic Computer Literacy
- Educational workshops
Groups and classes are for participants 17 years and older who are functioning below the high school level.
Taught by professional and friendly instructors and tutors, this educational program uses books, technology, and interactive classroom instruction designed to build the skills needed to meet personal, educational, and employment goals.
All programs and classes are available mornings, afternoons, evenings, and Saturdays.
Download the Adult Learning Program [PDF] brochure for more information.
Career Discovery and Training
Looking for a new career? Career Discovery NYC helps New Yorkers learn about in-demand careers – and how to get them.
This free online portal helps you to:
- Explore: Learn about a new career that’s in demand, including skill requirements and salary expectations.
- Discover: Take introductory courses to help you decide if a specific career is a good fit for you.
- Prepare: Spend more time practicing what you’ve learned to gain comfort and familiarity with those skills.
- Train: Apply to training programs that can lead you to a new career.
You can also learn where to get low-cost or free internet access and support services.
Career Discovery NYC currently includes careers in tech, healthcare, industrial and manufacturing, and media.
Resources for Veterans
If you’re a Veteran looking for a job in New York City, visit Empire Vets to find featured job postings. The site can also help you find jobs based on your military rank and experience.