HireNYC: Construction Careers
The City of New York is committed to helping New Yorkers start careers in the building and construction trade unions. The first step is to attend a training program that will prepare you for a union apprenticeship. To participate, you must:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Have a High School Diploma or Equivalency
- Have a valid ID and Social Security Card
- Have a strong interest in construction and the ability to perform manual labor
If you’re interested in learning more, please fill out the HireNYC Interest form.
NYC Health + Hospitals is hiring to support the citywide COVID-19 response.
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.
Current or upcoming exams
Exam dates: October 7–27
Minimum salary: $41,395
Learn more about the Procurement Analyst exam
CUNY 90-Day Upskilling Challenge
The CUNY 90-day Upskilling Challenge helps you get the latest professional skills and knowledge to give yourself a leg up in your job search and help you shine to prospective employers. CUNY is offering a featured list of no-cost virtual skill trainings, with tracks in business, IT and software development, healthcare administration, and data analytics.
In addition, there is a professional skills track that can help you make smart career choices, find the right job for you, and succeed in any workplace. This site is tailored for CUNY students and recent graduates, but is available to all New Yorkers.
Complete the challenge by October 31, 2020. To learn more, visit the CUNY website.
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.
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.
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.