Jobs to Build On

The Jobs to Build On Program provides free career advisement, critical skills training for industry-specific-jobs, and job placement for unemployed New Yorkers. Before receiving direct job-search assistance, all enrolled clients go through a 3-day intensive job-readiness training that focuses on the essential skills to gain and retain employment. The following training modules were designed with the help of our employer-partners, industry experts, and the ongoing feedback of participants:

  • Effective Job Search Methods for the 21st Century:  Must- know information and best practices for conducting a productive job search, such as adjusting job search expectations to align with the realities of hiring processes, understanding online application systems, and utilizing strategies to stay motivated/engaged in the job search process.
  • Resume Workshop – Tell Your Story:  Create a resume draft or enhance your existing resume and ensure that it is aligned with labor market trends, industry demands and employer expectations. Please have access to your resume upon arrival (via email or flash drive).
  • Success through Networking:  According to LinkedIn, 85% of all jobs are found through networking. Jobs are not always shared with the public, and with an overwhelmingly large number of applicants, the hiring trend is becoming one in which friends and acquaintances are hiring other trusted friends and acquaintances. Learn how to market yourself and execute an Elevator Pitch, compile a network inventory of contacts, and learn proven strategies for broadening your network to further your career.
  • Acing the Interview:  Understand the different types of interviews and learn the best ways to prepare, practice interview questions, and walk away feeling confident and ready for your next interview.
  • Keeping the Job – Making Workplace Relationships Count:  Conflict is an inevitable part of work. When you manage it effectively, you can also eliminate many of the hidden problems that it brings to the surface. This module offers strategies for resolving workplace conflict, and maintaining long-term and successful employment relationships.​


Enrollment Requirements:

  • 21+
  • High School diploma, GED, or above
  • New York State ID
  • Social Security Card
  • Authorization to Work in the U.S.(Original documents only. Photocopies not accepted.)

Walk-In Hours:

Monday-Thursday (9am-1pm)


2244 Church Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11226
(718) 282-0108