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Last updated on Jul 14, 2021

Community Hiring

HireNYC: Construction Careers

The City of New York is committed to helping New Yorkers start careers in the building and construction trade unions.

Construction & General Building Laborers Local 79

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) for Construction and General Building Laborers, Local Union #79, will conduct a limited recruitment on July 23, 2021 at 9am sharp. In order to get an application be ready to submit an online application at 9am, applications are limited.

Applicants who do not have Internet access may visit their local library or visit local New York State Department of Labor Career Center.

For more information, visit the NY State Department of Labor website or call (718) 383-6863.

USIS Electric, Inc.

USIS Electric, Inc. will conduct a recruitment from June 14, 2021 through June 10, 2022 for 24 Electrician apprentices.

Applications will be available at USIS Electric, Inc., 35 West Jefferson Avenue, Pearl River, NY, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period. Applicants must apply in person and allow up to one hour for the application process to be completed.

For more information, visit the NY State Department of Labor website or call (845) 353-9242.

Tile, Marble, Terrazzo BAC LU #7

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) for Tile, Marble and Terrazzo BAC, Local Union #7 of NY & NJ will conduct a recruitment from June 7, 2021 through November 5, 2021 for three Tile, Marble and Terrazzo Finisher apprentices; five Tile Setter apprentices; five Terrazzo Worker apprentices; and five Marble, Carver, Cutter and Setter apprentices.

Applications will be available at the International Masonry Institute, 12-07 44th Avenue, Long Island City, NY from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on 6/7/21, 6/8/21, 6/9/21, 6/10/21, 11/1/21, 11/2/21, 11/3/21, and 11/4/21. Applications must be completed, and exams taken, on the day of application. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. There will be no admittance after 8:30 a.m. Processing will be until 10:00 a.m.

For more information, visit the NY State Department of Labor website or call (718) 706-7229.

Metallic Lathers and Reinforcing Ironworkers, Local Union #46

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Metallic Lathers and Reinforcing Ironworkers, Local Union #46, will conduct a recruitment from June 22, 2021 through July 6, 2021 for 50 Lather (Wood, Wire, and Metal) apprentices.

Applications must be submitted online at www.ml46.org, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekdays, excluding July 5, 2021, during the recruitment period (note, the web address will only be active during these hours and days of the recruitment).

For more information, visit the NY State Department of Labor website or call (718) 267-7500.

District Council 16 Cement and Concrete Workers Training and Education Fund

The District Council 16 Cement and Concrete Workers Training and Education Fund will conduct a recruitment from July 12, 2021 through July 23, 2021 for 20 Skilled Construction Craft Laborer apprentices.

Applications must be completed online at www.dc16training.org, from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, during the recruitment period. Applications will only be available on weekdays during these hours. This is a limited-application recruitment. Only 500 applications will be distributed, on a first-come, first-serve basis. The recruitment will be offered for 10 business days or until 500 applications have been issued, whichever comes first.

For more information, visit the NY State Department of Labor website or call (718) 392-6970.

High Rise Concrete Carpenters Recruiting Apprentices

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the High Rise Concrete Carpenters of NYC is recruiting apprentices between February 10 and November 10, 2021. To apply, you must pick up an application in person. Applications are available on the second Wednesday of every month from 7–7:30am at:

The New York City District Council of Carpenters Training Center
395 Hudson Street (Clarkson Street entrance), New York, NY 10014

Only the applicant can get an application. To receive an application, you must provide a government-issued picture ID.

For more information, visit the NY State Department of Labor website or call (212) 727-2224.

Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local Union #1 Recruiting Apprentices

The Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers are starting a recruitment period for five Bricklayer-Mason apprentices.

The application and affidavits are available online for 24 hours a day on these dates:

  • June 25
  • September 24
  • October 29
  • November 19
  • December 21

You must print applications and affidavits, fill them out completely, sign them, and return them by mail with a copy of your High School diploma or High School equivalency diploma such as TASC or GED. Mail them to:

International Masonry Institute, 12-07 44th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101. Applications must be postmarked no later than December 17, 2021.

For more information, visit the NY State Department of Labor website or call (718) 706-9294.

Working for the City

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Civil Service Exams

Overview

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.

Civil Engineering Intern

Exam dates: June 7- 27
Minimum salary: $51,413

Learn more about the exam.

Traffic Enforcement Agent

Exam dates: July 7- 27
Minimum salary: $45,432

Learn more about the exam.

Special Officer (NYC Health + Hospitals)

Exam dates: May July 8- 28
Minimum salary: $34,834

Learn more about the exam.

Skill Building

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 resumehelp@bklynlibrary.org 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.

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.

Complete a sign-up form to be placed on the waiting list to participate in an upcoming remote course.

Brooklyn Public Library Adult Learning Centers

Get free educational programing through books, technology and interactive classroom instruction taught by professional and friendly instructors and tutors to build the skills needed to meet personal, educational and employment goals.

Brooklyn Public Library Learning Centers are located at the Central, Eastern Parkway, Flatbush, Bedford and New Lots libraries.

Groups and classes are for participants 17 years and older who are functioning below the high school level. The program focuses on reading, writing, and HSE preparation. All programs and classes are available mornings, afternoons, evenings and Saturdays and include:

  • Basic Literacy
  • Adult Basic Education (ABE)
  • Assistance with obtaining your high school equivalency diploma (HSE)
  • Citizenship Prep
  • Basic Computer Literacy
  • Educational workshops

Download the Adult Learning Program [PDF] brochure for more information.

Career Exploration

Career Discovery NYC

Career Discovery NYC is a centralized resource to assist New Yorkers with career discovery and training. The portal provides online, no-cost trainings that prepare New Yorkers with the necessary skills to pursue a pathway for an in-demand career. It helps New Yorkers:

  • 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 is currently available for tech careers. Careers in healthcare, industrial and manufacturing, and media will be added in the fall.

Learn more about Career Discovery NYC.

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.

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