First Step Job Training Program by the Coalition of the Homeless
The Coalition’s First Step Job Training Program was launched in 1991 to give homeless and low-income women the training, social support, education, and work experience they need to overcome those obstacles, empowering them to build a better life for themselves and their families.
First Step offers six 14-week classes serving roughly 200 women per year. Their innovative curriculum includes over 100 hours of computer instruction, along with literacy workshops, communication, and interpersonal skills development, and other hands-on activities that give students a thorough and practical understanding of the job market and workplace.
First Step also places students in internships with major corporations or non-profit organizations and offers ongoing mentoring by experienced professionals.
For questions about the First Step or if you would like to sign up for an Informational Session, please call (212) 776-2074.
Virtual Workforce1 Career Center System
Workforce1 helps New Yorkers prepare for and connect to jobs across New York City’s five boroughs and in several sectors of the economy.
By applying to the Virtual Workforce1 Career Center system, you will be connected via web or phone to one-on-one help from professionals who can assist you in:
–Identifying jobs that are a fit for your experience and skills
–Preparing for interviews
–Accessing free training
All New Yorkers.
Visit their website and select your borough. Fill out and submit the online form that pops up. Within a day or two a team member will connect with you. All services are no-cost and do not require in-person visits.
Industrial and Transportation Career Center
If you are particularly interested in industrial or transportation jobs, connect with the Workforce1 Industrial and Transportation Career Center.
The Workforce1 Industrial and Transportation Career Center has industry experts that can help match you to training and employment opportunities in the following industries:
–Transportation & Warehousing
Career Discovery NYC
Discovery NYC is a website where New Yorkers can explore careers in demand, learn about the skills required for those, determine a career of interest, and apply for training programs.
Get started and
–Explore careers in technology, healthcare, industrial and construction, and media & entertainment.
–Take introductory courses to help you decide if a specific career is a good fit for you.
–Spend more time practicing what you’ve learned to gain comfort and familiarity with those skills.
–Apply to training programs that can lead you to a new career.
To identify job offers and prepare for interviews, visit the Virtual Workforce Career Center website. Select your borough and visit the website’s online form. A member of the Workforce team will connect with you and provide support services.
For resources about free or low-cost WiFi, access this link.
Career Discovery is part of the NYC Department of Small Business Services.
Workforce1 Career Centers by the Small Business Services Office
Register to attend a recruitment event, connect to training opportunities, or participate in interview preparation workshops and services. Services are no-cost and do not require in-person visits.
Please contact a Workforce1 Career Center to complete the registration process:
-Submit official proof of your identification
-Attend an Introduction to Services session
-Meet with one of our staff members to review your work experience, available jobs, and next steps.
Also, find job postings by the city scrolling down this page.
The unemployment benefit available is for workers that have lost their jobs at no fault of their own and are ready, willing, and actively looking for work. File a New Unemployment Insurance and claim your benefits at the Department of Labor website.
Updated on August 2, 2020.