New York is Hiring Workers for Hurricane Sandy Clean-Up

Governor Cuomo Announces Over $27 Million Federal Grant to Hire Workers to Clean Up Communities Impacted by Hurricane Sandy
Grant Targets New Yorkers Who Lost Employment Due to Hurricane Sandy or are Unemployed and Not Receiving Unemployment Benefits

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State has received $27,792,296 in federal Disaster National Emergency Grant (NEG) funds. The grant will be used to hire workers who lost their jobs as a direct result of Hurricane Sandy in Bronx, Kings, New York, Richmond, Queens, Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland and Westchester counties to help clean up impacted communities.

“This federal grant will provide funds to hire much-needed extra workers to help clean up and recover communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy and put unemployed New Yorkers back to work,” Governor Cuomo said. “I thank Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis for her quick response to deliver assistance to our state.”

To be eligible, workers must be unemployed as a result of Hurricane Sandy or unemployed and not receiving unemployment benefits or other types of income support.

Workers interested in this program should call 1-888-4-NYSDOL (1-888-469-7365). The New York State Department of Labor will work with local officials to recruit and hire workers.

Information will also be available at local Disaster Recovery Centers and One-Stop Career Centers. A list of One-Stop Career Centers can be found on the State Department of Labor’s website.

Counties eligible for cleanup assistance under this grant are those covered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance. They include Bronx, Kings, New York, Richmond, Queens, Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland and Westchester counties.

Position Openings at the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center

From the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center:
We are currently accepting applications for four open positions at CHCMC/SOS. Click on the position to see the full job description. They can also be found on our blogs (SOS and CHCMC). Please forward widely!
Applications for all positions will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but the deadline for the Americorps positions is August 15th.

Job Opportunity: School Safety Agent


School Safety Agent Exam 2012

The NYPD’s school safety agent examination is currently available. Starting salary for a school safety agent is $30,057. There are currently six-day-a-week walk in exams, and the application fee is $47. The exam period will close june 30, 2012.

For info regarding qualifications and employee benefits click here. [The exam # is 2345.]

For more information call 311.

Greyhound is Hiring…..

“. . . the company needs to hire 600 bus drivers.  No previous drving experience nor CDL (Commercial Drivers License) is needed.  They will train those hired.  Applicants need to be over 25 years old and be able to pass drug screening test…”

Starting salary is $25.00 per hour.
Interested parties should contact John Hall for further information at
773-925-1572 or 773-972-8196 or
click on the following link:

Barclays Center Job Opportunities

Now recruiting for:

  • Box Office
  • Food Service
  • Guest Services
  • Operations
  • Security

Minimum qualifications:

  • NYCHA resident
  • Drivers license or state ID (non-expired)
  • High school diploma or equivalent strongly preferred
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check, employment verification and drug screening
  • Willingness to work nights, weekends, holidays

*Because of the number of applicants, please be prepared to wait a minimum of 2 hours.

Job Fairs for NYCHA Residents: Late June and early July

Register for details!

Register online or at a location below by June 23:

Farragut Community Center ATTAIN Lab
228 York St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
M-Th 3-6 PM
F 10 AM – 5 PM
Sa, June 9 & 23 only, 1:30 - 5 PM

Ingersoll Community Center
177 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Mon-Fri 1-3 PM

REES Central
787 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
M-Th 2 – 6 PM

303 Vernon ATTAIN Lab
303 Vernon Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206
Tu and Th, 10 AM – 6 PM

Roosevelt BTOP
400 Hart Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206
M-F 10 AM – 2 PM

Saratoga BTOP
940 Hancock St, Brooklyn, NY 11233
M – F 10 AM – 2 PM

Van Dyke BTOP
392 Blake Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11212
M-F 10 AM – 2 PM


NYPD Summer Youth Police Academy

The NYPD Youth Services Section will be accepting applications for the NYPD Summer Youth Police Academy 2012 now through June 22, 2012.

The Summer Youth Academy provides youth with an unique opportunity to interact with law enforcement professionals, learn life skills and more. The program is for youths between the ages of 10-16, and takes place five days a week for six weeks during the summer, culminating in a graduation ceremony at One Police Plaza.

The application is available here.

For additional information, please contact the NYPD-Youth Services at 718-834-8855 or 646-610-5323.

Saturday’s Suggestion – Provide an Internship


Over the course of the last two years, the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center has formed a cadre of approximately twenty youth living in western Crown Heights.  The group is called Y.O. S.O.S. – Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets

Sick and tired of the violence that their peers engage in toward themselves and adults, they have received extensive training in how they (as youth) can play roles in stemming potentially violent situations before they get out of control.

An idea of the work they have been doing can be found by looking at their Facebook page

As a “perk” for doing this work, we are going to try to help them find summer jobs and internships. We want every youth to get a chance to interview for a placement by the time school gets out.  We are looking for the types of internships where the communication and problem solving skills that they have developed can be utilized.  We are looking for the types of internships where these kids can continue to grow.

Please contact Ruby-Beth Buitekant: for more information.