Employment/Job Training

Fortune Society – Help for Formerly Incarcerated

Helps formerly incarcerated men and women successfully reenter the community, through housing, counseling, drug treatment, family/legal services. To receive help, go to the drop in center on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday from 8-9 am at 29-76 Northern Blvd., Long Island City, Queens.

Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty

Offers a full-service career center for low and moderate income people who need a job or to advance their career. Also helps with crisis intervention and training for jobs in accounting, medical billing, and healthcare (paramedic, nurse, physician assistant). Call (212) 453-9520.

New York City Employment and Training Coalition

The NY City training program database. Look for a job or a specific kind of educational or job training program. (212) 253-6873

NY State Department of Civil Service

How to find out about working for the government in New York State and taking the civil service exam. (877) NYS-JOBS

New York State Department of Labor Workforce

Information on unemployment benefits, career services, and more. (800) HIRE- 992

NEW/Nontraditional Employment for Women

Helps women find skilled blue-collar jobs in fields dominated by men. These jobs offer more opportunity for good wages and benefits that those traditionally held by women. (212) 627-6252

Henry Street Settlement Workforce Development Center

Comprehensive range of job training, placement and retention services for adults and youth. Daytime and evening courses. (212) 478-5400

Strive – program for Women Only

Offering a free training program in three fields of work where there’s a demand for skilled workers in computer networks, office operations, and customer service/retail sales. Preference given to women on or eligible for public assistance. Contact Strive East Harlem Employment Services, 240 East 123rd Street in Manhattan; (212) 360-1100.


Helps people prepare for the job they want. Offers job search resources, career counseling, interviewing advice, resume help, job placement and GED and ESL classes and vouchers for job training. Offices in all boroughs.
Manhattan: (917) 493-7000

YWCA of the City of New York: Re-Entry Employment Program

for displaced homemakers. Helps women compete in the job market. Provides women with the opportunity to gain skills, knowledge and confidence to enter or reenter the workforce and thus support themselves and their families. (212) 735-9573.

Dress for Success

Offers services to help clients enter the workforce and stay employed. Each client receives one suit when she has a job interview and a week’s worth of separates when she gets the job. The Professional Women’s Group program then provides ongoing support to help the client build a successful career. (212) 684-3611

STRIVE – East Harlem Employment Service

provides help to young adults who have had trouble finding and keeping a job. Highly successful program offers job training, placement. East 123rd Street location. (212) 360-1100

Osborne Association

Programs for people involved in the criminal justice system including employment and training services, prison re-entry, and family services. (718) 707-2600

Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corp

Helps people obtain and keep stable jobs. Offers work supports like child care referrals, job skills training, and credit and career counseling.
(718) 839-1100

Highbridge Funds

979 Ogden Avenue, Bronx, NY 10452. Food pantry, GED/ESL/Citizenship Certificate program. Job training, job preparation. Northern Manhattan also served. Call ahead. (718) 293-4352.