Employment resources

We know how difficult it is to find a job, no matter your ethnicity or sexual orientation. GMAD has compiled this list of agencies for New York that you might consider contacting to help in your search.

America Works

228 East 45th Street, 16th Floor
New York, New York 10017

(212) 599-5627

For Profit job placement agency assisting hard-to-serve clients obtain employment in private sector. Includes discussion of issues such as criminal records as barrier to find jobs, and utilizes supportive model including: case management, job readiness, job placement, supported and/or unsubsidized work experience, job retention services for at least six (6) months in unsubsidized jobs, supportive services, and advancement services.

Citizens Advice Bureau

391 East 149th Street, Suite #520
Bronx, New York 10455

(718) 993 – 8880

Spanish, & Iranian Dialects are spoken by staff members. Provides employment training and placement services including: Food Service training, Home Health Aide, security, and English as a Second Language.

Civic Association Serving Harlem

356 West 123rd Street
New York, New York 10027

(212) 864-5850

Provides diagnostic vocational evaluations for ex-substance abusers and formerly incarcerated individuals. Services provided include job placement, career development/retention, and legal rights.Serves residents of Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens.

Participants must be referred either by a Counselor, a Parole or Probation Officer, or a New York State funded program that provides alcoholism and substance abuse services.

Doe Fund’/Ready, Willing, and Able

89 – 111 Porter Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11237

(718) 417 – 2529

Day program offers paid transitional employment. Offers 35 hours per week of rapid transitional work, case management, education, vocational training, and mentoring. Also provides job training, preparation and placement, as well as long-term follow-up services.

Employment Program for Recovered Alcoholics, Inc.

261 West 35th Street, 9th Floor
New York, New York 10001

(212) 947-1471 or (866) 947-1504

Swedish and Spanish are spoken by staff members. Offers comprehensive vocational training program for recovering alcoholics.

Exodus Transitional Community

161 East 104th Street, 4th Floor
New York, New York 10029

(917) 492-0990

Provides the following services; employment training and placement, life management training and support, five (5) day job preparation course, resume writing, practice interviews, job research skills, support groups for addicts and alternatives to domestic violence programs. Clothing closet is available to help individuals in need with casual and business attire.

The Fortune Society

29-76 Northern Boulevard
Long Island City, New York 11101

(718) 691-7554

Assists formally incarcerated individuals, as well as those who are facing jail time. Offers GED preparation, adult basic education classes, English classes, computer classes. Career Development Unit offers workshops in the following specialized areas; career development, job search and preparation skills, mock interviews, resume preparation, crisis intervention, family programs, educational and job services, recreational activities, and counseling services. Assistance is also available to those individuals who are either HIV positive or have AIDS. Alternative-to-incarceration (ATI) programs are available for defendants. No legal services are offered.

New York Work Alliance

30 Broad Street, 12th Floor
New York, New York 10004

(212) 742-1000

The New York Work Alliance’s mission is to prepare individuals from diverse backgrounds for viable employment that increases opportunities for both self-sufficiency and economic stability. The Alliance helps individuals meet their employment needs through specialized assessment, self-sufficiency planning, individual career mapping, work culture acclamation classes, skills training, job placement and long-term retention and career upgrade services.

NYS Department of Labor

W. Averell Harriman State Office Campus, Building 12
Albany, New York 12240

(518) 457-9000 or 1-888-4-NYSDOL
TTY/TDD 1-(800)-662-1220

Provides information to potential employers looking for incentives to hire individuals with criminal histories. Provides services to individuals with criminal histories who are seeking assistance in obtaining employment. Assists individuals in determining which programs they are referred to are affective and serve their intended purpose. Federal Bonding Program that provides insurance for those who have criminal histories. Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)- a federal tax credit that is provided for the purpose of reducing federal tax liability for ex-felons.

Partnership for the Homeless

305 Seventh Avenue, 13th Floor
New York, New York 10001-6008


Assists formerly homeless men and women in achieving self sufficiency through employment training, education, and placement in jobs. The Workforce Development Project at the Family Resource Center assists parents who are re-entering the workforce with counseling, referral to education and job training programs, independent living skills training, soft skills training, and job search help. Older clients participate in the Senior Aides Program, working at subsidized jobs in non-profit and public sector work sites to gain the experience needed to move into permanent positions.

The Osborne Association

Brooklyn Site
175 Remsen Street, 8th Floor
Brooklyn, New York 11201

(718) 637-6560

Educational, Vocational, Assessment, Testing, Career and Educational counseling, Job readiness workshops, Resume preparation, Job search assistance, Post-employment support, Parenting classes, Healthy marriage program, support, and Health services inside and outside New York Courts, Prisons and Jails, including legal, Outpatient substance abuse services, walk-in harm reduction, HIV/AIDS case management, support for families.

America Works of New York, Inc.

Manhattan Office
228 East 45th Street, 16th Floor
New York, New York 10017


Brooklyn Office
6810 3rd Avenue, Ground Floor
Brooklyn, New York 11220


Queens Office
1600 Central Avenue, 5th Floor
Far Rockaway, New York 11691


Job Readiness, Work Experience and Employment services for TANF applicants and recipients, Food Stamp recipients (including Work Required), the homeless and sheltered, youths aging out of foster care, non-custodial parents referred by the Family Court system, Veterans receiving Food Stamps or TANF, Ex-offenders receiving Food Stamps or TANF, Residents of NYC Housing Authority recieving Food Stamps or TANF

NYC Workforce 1 Career Center

215 West 125th Street 6th Floor
Between 7th & 8th Avenues
New York, New York 10027


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