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Each course will run for 1.5 hours twice a week for 4 weeks from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

NYS Department of Labor Streamlined Application for NYers to Apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Without Having to First Apply for Unemployment Insurance

The New York State Department of Labor announced the launch of a new application for New Yorkers to apply for traditional Unemployment Insurance or the new COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. This one-stop-shop for unemployment benefits will connect New Yorkers with the benefits they deserve faster, without requiring them to call the Department of Labor.

Prior to today, due to cumbersome federal guidelines, New Yorkers were required to apply for regular Unemployment Insurance and be rejected before applying for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. With this new application, which aligns with updated federal policy, New Yorkers will be able to simply fill out one form to get the correct benefits.

For additional guidance call the BPJCC at  (718) 972-6600 option 1 or email nsivan@bpjcc.org

and a caseworker will reach out to guide you through the application process.

Register for Job Assistance

Please fill out the job assistance form by clicking below. Our workforce team will get back to you with job findings as they become available.

The BPJCC prepares and helps Boro Parkers find jobs. Free services offered through the BPJCC Workforce Initiative include job listings, recruitment events, job search resources, resume and interview workshops, and job training.


•    The BPJCC Workforce Initiative can connect you via web or phone to one-on-one help from professionals who can help you:

o    Identify jobs that are a fit for your experience and skills

o    Prepare for interviews

o    Access free training

  • For guidance and assistance, reach out to the BPJCC Workforce Initiative guidance counselor experts at  718.972.6600 ext. 4603/4622/4631 or email workforce@BPJCC.com to connect

Educational Alliance

Educational Alliance is offering one-on-one counseling to assist with resume writing, interview preparation, job applications, research tools and more, particularly for those whose job has been affected by Coronavirus.


For help, email a Counselor at EmploymentServices@edalliance.org.

NAtional Retail Federation

While many retailers have been forced to make cuts to their workforce due to the Coronavirus pandemic, other retail companies are hiring thousands of workers.


Find opportunities by clicking the link below.