Serving Veterans is Our Priority

Workforce1 Veterans Services

Workforce1 has relationships with hundreds of businesses across New York City committed to hiring veterans. Our centers and dedicated Veteran Specialists across the City will help veterans and their spouses explore career paths, develop resumes, prepare for interviews, and identify education opportunities, training initiatives, and other support services designed specifically for veterans.

Our Commitment to Veterans:

  • Receive priority of service, which means you are seen first by all available staff members and prioritized for all career, training, and placement opportunities
  • Translate your specialized military experience and training into the work skills civilian employers are looking for
  • Identify job opportunities at hundreds of businesses committed to hiring talented veterans
  • Access one-on-one support and resources on career exploration, job readiness, resume development, and interview preparation and techniques
  • Connect with community partners and organizations that provide veterans services such as counseling, benefits, housing, and more

We partner with dozens of organizations that are dedicated to serving the veteran community. Under the de Blasio administration, Veteran Specialists at Workforce1 Career Centers in all five boroughs have connected more than 1,000 veterans and their spouses in jobs, and served more than 3,800 veterans with career counseling and workshops.


Land the Job 
Develop Your Skills
Additional Resources
Center Location, Contact Information, and Hours of Operation 

Land the Job

Make yourself more competitive by demonstrating the full value of your civilian and military education, training, and experience. Meet with a Veteran Specialist for one-on-one advisement sessions that will give you a leg up in the job market. If you are interested in these services, either visit during the following hours or please call and ask how a Veteran Specialist can help you.

Veteran Specialist Office Hours

Location 

Time 

Days 

Bronx
(400 East Fordham Road)

10:00am – 2:00pm

Tuesday & Wednesday

Brooklyn
(9 Bond Street)

11:30am – 4:30pm

Monday - Friday

Industrial and Transportation
(168-46 91st Ave., 2nd Floor)

9:00am – 12:00pm

Tuesday

Midtown
(1250 Broadway, 8th Fl.)

By Appointment Only

Monday

Queens
(168-25 Jamaica Avenue, 2nd Fl.)

10:00am – 12:00pm

Tuesday

Staten Island
(120 Stuyvesant Place, 3rd Fl.)

All day (Mon), 9:00am – 12pm (Wed)

  Monday & Wednesday

Upper Manhattan
(215 West 125 Street, 6th Fl.)

10:00am – 12:00pm

Thursday

How to be an Outstanding Communicator
How would you rate your interpersonal communication skills on a scale of 1 to 10? Are you tired of not getting your point across? It’s no surprise that stage fright and verbal blunders can put a fast-track career or important interview in neutral. That’s why you can’t take chances with your personal communication skills. This training will provide you with the basics/essentials to become a “great communicator.”

Call ahead for schedule sessions.   

Location 

Time 

Days 

Upper Manhattan
(215 West 125 Street, 6th Fl.)

10:00am

Thursdays, September
5 & 26

Translate Your Military Job Experience
Help a hiring manager understand your skills, leadership, and experience gained in the military. This workshop will provide you with personalized, intensive support in translating and leveraging your military service, customizing your resume for specific job opportunities, and conveying your transferable skills in an interview.

Call ahead for schedule sessions.   

Location 

Time 

Days 

Staten Island
(120 Stuyvesant Place, 3rd Fl.)

9:00am – 10:00am

Thursday

 


Develop Your Skills to Advance Your Career

Workforce1 offers priority of service to veterans and spouses, including career services and training opportunities. We also substitute relevant military experience for certain training program requirements so that you can more easily develop or enhance your occupational skills in high growth sectors.

1)  Experience Counts: If you are a returning veteran and drove a commercial vehicle in the military, you may be eligible for a skills test and full fee waiver so that you can get your CDL A, B, or C for free.
2)  Individual Training Grants (ITGS):Your relevant military experience can be substituted for the minimum work requirement to more easily access to training vouchers in 10 high-demand occupations.

Check out available training opportunities and qualifications here.


Additional Resources

Check out our Veterans Resource Guide and follow the Priority1 Blog for job opportunities, career advice, and more. 

Visit our Single Stop staff for access to public assistance and VA benefits, financial counseling, and referrals to veteran-serving organizations providing housing, healthcare, legal assistance, education, and more.

  • Bronx Workforce1 Career Center with Center for Urban Community Services 400 East Fordham Road, Bronx, NY 10458 | 718-960-2458
  • Brooklyn Workforce1 Career Center with Good Shepherd Services
    9 Bond Street, 5th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201 | 718-246-5219
  • Queens Workforce1 Career Center with Child Center of New York 168-25 Jamaica Avenue, 2nd Floor, Jamaica, NY 11432 | 718-557-6755

Center Locations, Contact Information, and Hours of Operation

The following centers have dedicated Veteran Specialist onsite. While veterans and spouses will be provided priority of service by all staff members, call ahead to schedule an appointment with a Veteran Specialist.

Bronx Workforce1 Career Center
Fordham Place
400 East Fordham Road (entrance on Webster)
Bronx, NY 10458
Telephone: (718) 960-2458
Email: workforce1bronx@fegs.org
Hours:  Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Brooklyn Workforce1 Career Center
9 Bond Street, 5th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Between Livingston and Fulton Streets
Telephone: (718) 246-5219
Email: Workforce1Brooklyn@grantassociatesinc.com
Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Workforce1 Industrial & Transportation Career Center
168-46 91st Ave., 2nd Floor
Jamaica, NY 11432
Between 168th and 169th Streets
Telephone: (718) 577-2194
Email: industrialandtransportation@grantassociatesinc.com 
Hours:  Monday – Friday:  8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Midtown Workforce1 Career Center
(appointment only)
1250 Broadway, Suite 810
New York, NY, 10001
At 32nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues
Telephone: (646) 358-4747
Email: workforce1madisonave@grantassociatesinc.com
Hours:  Monday – Friday:  8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Queens Workforce1 Career Center   
(Starting April 1, 2013)
168-25 Jamaica Avenue, 2nd Floor
Jamaica, NY 11432
Between 168th and 169th Streets
Telephone: (718) 557- 6755
Email:  Workforce1Queens@grantassociatesinc.com
Hours:  Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Staten Island Workforce1 Career Center
120 Stuyvesant Place, 3rd Floor
Staten Island, NY 10301
Between Wall and Hyatt Streets
Telephone: (718) 285-8388
Email:  Workforce1@edsisolutions.com
Hours:  Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Upper Manhattan Workforce1 Career Center 
215 West 125th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10027
Between 7th and 8th Avenues (also known as Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd & Frederick Douglass Blvd.)
Telephone: (917) 493-7054
Email: umworkforce1@edsisolutions.com 
Hours:  Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM