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Services to help adults prepare for and find jobs

Workforce1 by NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS)

Services Provided Career services

Eligibility All residents, BIPOC Black, Indigenous, Hispanic/Latino, and people of color, CUNY student, Immigrant, Justice-impacted individual, LGBTQ+ Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and more, Low-income, NYCHA resident, Person with a disability, Public assistance recipient, Veteran, Woman

Schedule No fixed amount of time, Schedule varies

Disability Accommodation Disability Accommodation

Language Access Language Access

Last Updated Last updated on Apr 04, 2024

Get help preparing for and connecting to a wide range of jobs across New York City.

Through the Workforce1 Career Center system, New Yorkers can get one-on-one career help to find jobs that are a good fit, prepare for interviews, and access free training. Services are free and available online, over the phone, or in-person at one of 18 Workforce1 Career Centers located across the five boroughs.

Who it's for Who it's for

Anyone 18 years or older who is legally authorized to work in the US can use a Workforce1 Career Center.

Specialized services at certain centers are available to those who are Veterans or the spouse of a Veteran, foreign-born, out of school / out of work youth 18-24, or justice-involved.

Duration and Length Duration and Length

One-on-one appointments with Workforce1 are scheduled based on your availability within their operating hours, usually Monday through Friday, 9am–5pm.

Workforce1 also hosts weekly group workshops. Schedules vary by center location.

Disability Accommodation Disability Accommodation

Workforce1 delivers remote and online services through platforms approved by the ADA and the Mayors Office for People with Disabilities (for example, Zoom for group workshops). 

Language Access Language Access

Services are available in 25 languages in addition to English, as well as phone translation if the staff does not speak your preferred language.

Next Steps

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