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Last updated on Apr 09, 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.

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:

  • April 30
  • May 28
  • 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

There are many ways to find opportunities in New York City government.

Search current openings in NYC government.

Info Session for careers at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)

Join this session to learn about skilled trade jobs at the MTA including Car Maintainer, Car Inspector, Structure Maintainer (Ironwork and Sheet Metal) and Track Equipment Maintainer, the MTA’s hiring process and to hear directly from agency representatives about their work experience. Candidates should have education and several years of experience in any of the following areas: Heavy-Equipment Mechanic, Sheet Metal Worker, Machinist and Ironworker.

The info session takes place over Zoom on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. No registration is required, join online at the event start time.

If you require a reasonable accommodation, please contact: citywiderecuitment@dcas.nyc.gov

For more information, contact: Aleyda Meyers, Director, at Almeyers@mtahq.org

Info Session about jobs in City Government

The Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) is hosting an info session to explain how to start a career in City Government.

The online info session takes place on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Register to attend this event online.

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.

Police Communications Technician

Exam dates: March 4 – April 21
Minimum salary: $39,329

Learn more about the exam.

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.

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.

We Speak NYC

We Speak NYC offers free weekly English conversation classes for intermediate level learners. Join a class to meet new people, learn about New York City services and resources, and practice speaking English!

Classes run from: Sunday, January 31st – Saturday, April 10th

Register online to participate in one of the 20 reoccurring daily classes.

 

 

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.

 

CUNY Cultural Corps Paid Internship Program

CUNY Cultural Corps is a partnership between CUNY, New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs, and The Rockefeller Foundation that provides opportunities for CUNY students to work in the City’s culture and arts sector. The internship is a paid, one-year, part-time commitment where students gain professional experience during their fall and spring semesters.

In the program, you will:

  • Receive a wage of $15/hour and work up to 12 hours per week
  • Complete a pre-program professional development training
  • Participate in cultural enrichment activities

You are eligible to apply if you:

  • Are working towards a degree at a CUNY college (Community College, Senior College, or Graduate School)
  • Are Registered for at least 12 credits (for undergraduates) or 9 credits (for graduate students)
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5
  • Have earned at least 24 college credits by the end of summer 2021 (12 college credits for community college students)
  • Have addressed any remedial education needs prior to beginning Fall 2021 classes
  • Are available to work part-time (12 hours/week) during the semester
  • Have the proper work authorization required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

Apply online to the CUNY Cultural Corps Program by Monday, April 5th, or learn more about the application through their site.

 

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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