Jobs to Build On

The Jobs to Build On Program provides free workforce services to unemployed New Yorkers in search of jobs. All enrolled clients are supported through a variety of training modules and job matching. Clients are given appropriate referrals to assist in job placement in different industries.

Employer, industry expert and participant feedback was gathered to devise relevant, responsive curriculum that prepares our clients for the job search and maintenance process. The training modules are designed to provide clients with greater scheduling flexibility and focused topic options including:

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 the online application systems, and utilizing strategies to stay motivated/engaged in the job search process.

Resume Workshop: Tell Your Story – Draft a resume or enhance existing resume and ensure that it is aligned with the labor market trends, industry demands and employer expectation.

Success through Networking – Many jobs are found through networking. Jobs are not always published 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 a ‘Marketing Pitch’, compile a network inventory, explore ways to interact with other people to exchange information and to further your career.

Acing the Interview – Understand different types of interviews, find 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. However, it is not necessarily a bad thing. When you resolve it effectively, you can also eliminate many of the hidden problems that it brought to the surface. This module will address ways to effectively resolve workplace conflict and help maintain long-term and successful employment relationships.

Jobs to Build On also offers training in Customer Service & Critical Thinking which prepares people for a wide variety of positions through interactive exploration of customer’s perspectives, employer’s preferences and their own experiences, both as employees and as customers. Students gain an increased awareness of exceptional customer service and how to turn a negative customer service interaction into a positive experience.

This program is funded by the Consortium for Worker Education through funding from the NYC Council.

Eligibility: Unemployed, work-authorized New Yorkers who are seeking employment. Must reside in one of the 5 boroughs of NYC and have a High School Diploma, GED or HSE.
Clients Served Annually: 213
Referrals Accepted: Yes


955 Flatbush Ave
4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11226

(718) 282-0108 x66119