Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Non Traditional Employment For Women & Cornell Tech Host NYC Construction Jobs Recruitment Presentation Thursday April 14 At Roosevelt Island's Gallery RIVAA

Are you a woman 18 years of age or older and in good physical condition interested in a NYC construction industry job? If yes, come to the Non Traditional Employment For Women (NEW) Roosevelt Island Recruitment Event 6:30 PM Thursday April 14 at Gallery RIVAA (527 Main Street).

Cornell Tech's Assistant Director of Government and Community Relations Jane Swanson reports:
Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW), is a wonderful organization that trains, and places women in construction careers – including carpentry, plumbing, and electricity. NEW serves as a direct pipeline for construction trades unions, providing women with skills and access to high paying jobs.

Cornell Tech, in conjunction with the Cornell Tech Community and Construction Task Force, is hosting a free outreach/recruitment event for women on Roosevelt Island. All are welcome! The event will be held on Thursday, April 14th 6:30 pm at Gallery RIVAA, 527 Main Street. Please note that you must rsvp to 212-627-6252.
NEW adds:
Founded in 1978, NEW is a sector-based workforce development program that prepares women for careers in the construction, transportation, energy, and facilities maintenance industries. NEW focuses on skilled, unionized jobs in the trades with starting wages averaging $15 per hour, benefits, and a path to higher-wage employment. NEW primarily serves low-income minority women from all five boroughs in New York City. These careers enable NEW graduates to provide a secure future for themselves and their families.

The number of women construction workers in New York City has grown substantially as a result of a coordinated effort between NEW, labor unions, contractors, and government. With a commitment by these partners to place women in 10 percent of all new apprenticeship slots, more than 600 NEW graduates have found work as electricians, carpenters, plumbers, painters, ironworkers, operating engineers, and sheetmetal workers since 2005. An additional 225 women have found careers in the energy, transportation, and facilities maintenance industries. These women are changing their lives and the skyline of New York City.
Representatives of NEW, Kathleen Culhane and Jessica Suarez, spoke about construction job opportunities during the January 25 meeting of the Roosevelt Island Cornell Tech Community & Construction Task Force meeting. Here's the very interesting discussion.

NEW also has a construction summer apprenticeship program for High School students as well.

More information on NEW available at their web site and this previous post.

If you or anyone you know is interested in attending the Thursday April 14 Roosevelt Island NEW Recruitment event at Gallery RIVAA (527 Main Street), please RSVP to to 212-627-6252