Workforce Development

Workforce Development



Build It Back is committed to hiring locally and providing workforce training to Sandy-impacted residents.

As part of our commitment, Build It Back and the Department of Small Business Services have launched the Sandy Recovery Workforce1 Program. Among the opportunities available to Sandy-impacted New Yorkers:

  • Job matching and recruitment events with Build It Back contractors and other local employers, with Sandy-impacted residents receiving priority access
  • Job-training vouchers for union pre-apprenticeship programs, which provide the opportunity for direct entry to construction union apprenticeships
  • Career counseling, resume editing, and practice interviews


The City of New York is committed to ensuring opportunities for people impacted by Super Storm Sandy.

Sandy Recovery Workforce1 

The NYC Mayor’s Office of Housing Recovery Operations and Workforce1 are partnering with local employers to connect Sandy-affected residents to recovery- and resiliency-related career opportunities and job training. Registration for new classes is closed. Please visit the Department of Small Business Services Workforce1 Centers to find about other ways to help you find the job that’s right for you.

Sandy Recovery services are available at the following locations:

  • Sandy Recovery Workforce1
    1906 Mermaid Ave, 2nd Fl; Brooklyn, 11224
    Tel: (646) 927-6093
    Hours: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday    
  • Staten Island South Shore Workforce1 Career Center
    3845 Richmond Ave, 2nd Fl; Staten Island, 10301
    Tel: (347) 308-5018
    Hours: 9am to 5pm, Monday toFriday.
  • Far Rockaway Workforce1 Career Center
    57-17 Rockaway Beach Blvd., Arverne, NY 11692
    Tel: (347) 926-4376
    Hours: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

Please bring a valid ID, proof of NYC residency, and a copy of your resume. Learn more about the Workforce1 Centers.

Read about our efforts:

http://www.fox5ny.com/news/230113426-video

http://www.fox5ny.com/news/229078937-story

http://eldiariony.com/2016/07/05/mujeres-se-meten-en-el-mundo-de-la-construccion/

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/nyc-build-back-expand-pre-apprenticeship-voucher-program-article-1.2644119

https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20161227/far-rockaway/build-it-back-hiring-union-jobs-apprenticeship




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