The American Dream Works

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We are connecting workers and the businesses who need them. If you are an asylum seeker interested in work, follow the steps below to register and find opportunities at a Workforce1 Career Center near you. If you are a business owner looking for workers, use the link below to register to work with a recruitment specialist.

Get Work Hire Workers

Looking for work? New York City can help.

  1. Get your Employment Authorization Card (EAD)

    Employment Authorization Card (EAD)

  2. Complete your NYC Workforce1 online information form

  3. Visit our NYC Workforce1 Career Centers
    1. Bronx
    2. Downtown Brooklyn
    3. Washington Heights
    4. Queens (Jamaica)
    5. Staten Island

Hiring workers? New York City can help.

The NYC Department of Small Business Services is connecting business owners with work-authorized employees, including new migrants and asylum seekers.

Additional Asylum Seeker Resources

If you are an asylum seeker who has just arrived in New York City, you can get free and confidential help at the Asylum Seeker Resource Navigation Center. You will need to schedule an appointment through NYC shelter staff or a community-based partner office.

The Center will connect you with services and resources, including but not limited to:

You can get some basic services at the Center. The Center can also connect you with providers and community-based organizations throughout the five boroughs of New York City, including Humanitarian Emergency Response and Relief Centers (HERRCs).

Call 311 or visit for more information.

Additional City Resources