As restrictions from COVID-19 loosen and more Bronx residents return to work or seek work, there are multiple local outlets dedicated to helping those still out of work find their path. Below is a resource list of organizations and services focused on getting more Bronx residents back to work and helping young people find their footing to pursue their career goals.
City & Government Services
City Workforce Career Centers
This website lists open government and private sector jobs, by location. The Centers offer programs for developing job search skills with resume and interviewing workshops, training for local workers to acquire skills in growing fields in their neighborhoods, and connecting job seekers to employers with open positions. The service is highlighting jobs that are available as part of the COVID-19 response.
Career Discover NYC
A second service set up by the city to help residents explore possible career opportunities, find necessary training and certifications for potential jobs, and find strategies for acquiring interviews and offers. Recruiters and career counselors are available to schedule appointments, both in-person and online. The website offers tools to help residents be more comfortable with online work and computers in general, given the current constraints of the pandemic.
Fair Chance Act Campaign
The Fair Chance Act makes it illegal for employers in New York City to ask about criminal history before making a job offer, allowing applications to be judged solely on their qualifications and merits. This service works to help and encourage city residents with criminal records to pursue job opportunities without fear or retribution for past criminal convictions. This website answers FAQs about hiring practices regarding individuals who have a past criminal conviction, while also informing residents of their rights in the application and hiring phase.
South Bronx Jobs Corps
Job Corps’ mission is to educate and train highly motivated young people for successful careers in the nation’s fastest-growing industries. It is a government-sponsored service from the US Department of Labor. The South Bronx Job Corps Center teaches eligible young people the skills they need to become employable and independent and places them in meaningful jobs or further education. Residents can apply through their website.
Bronx Focused Organizations
The Continuing Education & Workforce Development Center with Hostos Community College
Hostos works with the Bronx to help community members achieve their career goals through higher education courses, training, and certificates. The center focuses specifically on helping students and residents get the necessary specific training and certifications for jobs that may require higher levels of education or other prerequisite skills. There are over 100 programs in a variety of industries, and services are offered both in-person and online.
Mott Haven Community Partnership
A community organization that focuses on Mott Haven youth and families to help them complete their education and professional training to expand their career opportunities. Programs range from literacy and speaking English to college prep and computer training. Additionally, the organization is always looking for volunteers for their community events and pop-up food pantries. Young volunteers who apply to the Partnership can receive excellent professional development training.
Email – [email protected]
Phone Number – (914) 529 -1150
Address – 555 Bergan Ave, 4thFL The Bronx NY 10455
The Point is a nonprofit organization committed to the economic and cultural revitalization of Hunts Point. It operates several programs for different ages and interests. For children, the organization operates multiple afterschool programs, virtual learning sessions, and art workshops. For young adults, there are programs and workshops rooted in the arts, which focus on career training and general life skills through members’ personal interests and passions.
Address – 940 Garrison Avenue Bronx NY, 10474
Email – [email protected]
Phone (718) -542-4139
Twitter – @THEPOINTCDC
Instagram – @thepointcdc
New Era Employment Services
A Bronx-based recruitment service that works with local businesses to provide staffing and employment opportunities for residents. Jobs range from full time, part-time, internships, and hybrid levels of employment. New Era works with candidates with job training as well as evaluating job readiness and other human resource issues that come up in the hiring process.
Bronxworks – Betances Cornerstone Community Center
The organization provides activities for all ages including adults and seniors but with a focus on youth development. For children ages 5-12, the organization operates an after-school program during the school year; over the summer, it has a summer camp. Bronxworks also coordinates a Teen-Action program designed to offer youth opportunities to develop communication and leadership skills through service learning and youth-led discussion. Teens also participate in health workshops. Bronxworks partners with area public schools to coordinate events.
Address – 547 E. 146th Street Bronx, NY 10455
Phone – (718) – 731 – 3114