WorkingNYC is New York City’s front door to programs that help you prepare for and find a job. Through this easy-to-use tool, you can find the services that are right for you, figure out if you’re eligible, and learn about the next steps.
All New Yorkers (young adults and up)
Find: Help finding a job, Training for a new job, Internships and short-term work, High School Equivalency (HSE or GED) prep, Improving English skills, Adult reading, writing, and math, and Job Recruiters.
To select your programs of interest, go to the top right section of the page working.nyc.gov.
Updated on June 2, 2021
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.
FDNY Recruitment Unit
Open Monday to Friday, 9:00 am. to 5:00 pm. Closed on public holidays
Find the latest job postings in the New York City Fire Department.
The New York City Fire Department is an equal opportunity employer committed to full compliance with federal, state, and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination.
Employment decisions in City government will be made on the basis of merit, fitness, and equality of opportunity and without unlawful discrimination on the basis of Age, Marital Status, Alienage/Citizenship Status, Military Status, Color, National Origin, Creed, Partnership Status, Disability, Prior Record of Arrest or Conviction, Gender, Race, Gender Identity, Religion, Genetic Predisposition, Sexual Orientation, Victim of Domestic Violence, Sex Offense or Stalking.
Employment opportunities at the Police Athletic League, Inc
The Police Athletic League is seeking people who are talented, creative, and passionate to help create a more inclusive city and better futures for our youth. You will use your skills and experience to earn opportunities to grow and develop and do it all in a culture that values collaboration, initiative, and results.
Click here to find and apply for employment opportunities
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.
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.
Nontraditional Employment for Women
243 W 20th St, New York, NY 10011
Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) prepares, trains, and places women in careers in the skilled construction, utility, and maintenance trades, helping women achieve economic independence and a secure future for themselves and their families. At the same time, NEW provides a pipeline of qualified workers to the industries that build, move, power, green, and maintain New York.
NEW’s core programming is offered on both day and evening schedules.
NEW Programs are Blue Collar Prep, New at Night, and Boot Camp.Find their curriculum here.
To be eligible to NEW’s training program you must be 18 year old or older, be eligible to work in the United States, have a high school diploma or equivalency, and be interested in a hands-on training to enter a career in the construction field.
Internships are a great way to apply knowledge from the classroom to the real world. They help students explore different career paths, build skills, gain workforce experience, and professionalism.
The Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) offers exciting employment opportunities for young people between 14 and 24.
Visit the DYCD Discover website and check the programs’ enrollment dates, requirements, and additional information.
Check off “Afterschool Programs” and click on the “Search” button. In the new page type “Workforce Connect” into the keyword search box. Then filter programs by zip code or neighborhood. Click on Search.
Also, find a summary of programs by age, skill, and location here.
Offers information about different organizations available to those looking for work. The focus of this resource is on opportunities for formerly incarcerated people, but there are also programs for everyone. Programs include job training, job placement, internships, career development, and more. The chapter “The Job Search” begins on page 262 of the pdf attached below.
Learn about classes on basic literacy and numeracy, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), high school diploma equivalency, enrichment and college, and career readiness from low cost to no cost in all of the 5 boroughs.
Adult Education handout.
Spanish Adult Education handout.
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.
According to the NYS Workers’ Compensation Board. Disability benefits are temporary cash benefits paid to an eligible wage earner when he/she is disabled by an off-the-job injury or illness. Pregnancy is covered under short-term disability. The benefit is paid by your employer’s disability insurance. This type of insurance is mandatory for most employers in New York State. Find out if your employer is covered.
In order to be eligible for short-term disability benefits, you must have become injured or ill while not at work but must be employed, or recently employed, at the time of illness or injury. Benefit rights begin on the eighth consecutive day of disability and last for a maximum of 26 weeks of disability during 52 consecutive weeks (Benefit checks are processed every two weeks). For employed workers, there is a 7-day waiting period for which no benefits are paid.
The amount of cash to be received via check equals 50% of the worker’s weekly wage and no more than $170 per week. Benefit checks are processed every two weeks up to 26 consecutive times (52 weeks will be covered in total).
When and How to Make a Claim
You must file your claim within 30 days of becoming disabled. Complete the Workers Compensation Board’s form Employee Claim (C-3) as soon as possible to ensure your benefits are not delayed or interrupted. You must also notify your employer in writing of when, where, and how you were injured or became ill. Find more information here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Definitions are important to know. Check this website with answers to FAQs. The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board can be contacted regarding short-term disability insurance for employees at (877) 632-4996.
Other Disability Benefits
For long-term disabilities (a year disability), two federal programs exist. The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a Federal disability income program for adults who have worked and now find themselves unable to work due to a disability. The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a Federal program for adults and children who meet the definition of disabled and have limited income and resources. The SSI is designed to help aged, blind, and severely disabled people, who have little or no income; and it provides cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter. The benefits are paid by the state.