New York Career Services
New York Career Services provides acts as a ‘job bank’ seeking to match employers with those in need of work.
Telephone: (888) 4-NYSDOL (888-469-7365)
Workforce1 by the NYC Department of Small Business Services
Workforce1 not only provides job listings, they also provide services to better prepare individuals for the job that is right for them.
Upper Manhattan Workforce1 Career Center
Tiny Treasures NYC Nanny Agency
Location: 175 Varick St, New York, NY 10014
Bernard Nickels & Associates
Bernard Nickels & Associates is an employment agency with headquarters in New York City, New York and a Chicago office in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. The agency was founded in 2002. This firm offers staffing solutions for information technology, accounting/finance, office support, legal support, human resources, engineering, and creative services. Bernard Nickels & Associates stops at nothing to place great people into great temporary and permanent jobs.
Location: 307 5th Avenue 12th Floor, New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 477-8306
Bilingual Resources is an employment agency that is located in New York City, New York. It is a leading recruiting firm focused on providing high caliber bilingual candidates for multinational corporations. Services include career coaching, online portfolio, translations, and computer training. Bilingual Resources, Inc. has earned its reputation by providing high-quality personnel to international companies located in the New York tri-state area.
Location: 305 Madison Ave 46th Floor: Entrance at 60 East 42nd St, New York, NY, 10165
Phone: (212) 986-4237
Media Staffing is an employment agency that is located in New York City, New York. It is a boutique firm with a business consulting approach to digital media recruiting. Media Staffing specializes in building out teams for VC-backed start-ups in the mobile, video, programmatic, and social media sectors. When looking for top talent, this agency uses a thorough and creative approach to ensure optimal results.
Location: 358 5th Ave #302, New York, NY 10001
Phone: (646) 738-8934
Miller Klein Group, LLC
Miller Klein Group, LLC is an employment agency located in New York City, New York and aims to provide superior recruitment services to businesses and candidates. This agency specializes in placing candidates in administrative roles throughout all industries. Some of the positions offered include executive assistant, administrative assistant, secretary, personal assistant, receptionist, clerk, and bookkeeper. Miller Klein Group, LLC is dedicated to a relationship-driven approach that successfully matches qualified candidates to appropriate job opportunities.
Location: 575 Fifth Avenue, 14th Floor
(Entrance on 47th Street)
Phone: (212) 355-3700
Sam & Lori Associates
Sam & Lori Associates is an employment agency that is located in New York City, New York. It is a boutique recruitment firm that specializes in placing talent within the advertising, branding, and digital design industries. The agency's clients represent a variety of independent and global communications companies on both the agency and client side. Some of the companies that Sam & Lori Associates has partnered with through the years include Superfly, SVEDKA, Vodka TBWA\Chiat\Day, The Coca-Cola Company, Venables, Walrus, and more.
Location: 12 E. 49th Street 18th floor, New York, NY 10017
Phone: (646) 486-0303
The Laury Group
The Laury Group is a recruitment agency that is located in New York City, New York. This employment agency was established in 1968. The executive search division caters to high-level professionals in a diversity of fields with special emphasis on pharmaceutical, information technology, financial services/private equity, fashion/cosmetics, media/entertainment, and architecture. The Laury Group's outstanding performance comes from hard work, a dedicated team of caring counselors, and adherence to high principles of service to both clients and employees.
Location: 489 Fifth Avenue, 8th floor, New York, NY 10017
Temp Agencies in NYC (Courtesy of Time Out)
Artisan Talent (Creative Industries)
Artisan specializes in placing talent on a performance basis. Job hunters with digital and marketing experience are encouraged to apply, but other creative types (like social media editors, videographers and visual designers) will also have good luck finding hourly work for an indefinite period of time. Twenty-two candidates are placed each month, and you can also request full-time jobs, so it doesn’t hurt to ask if that’s what you’re after.
Location: 37 West 20th Street, Suite 610
This Massachusetts-based agency recently won a Best of Staffing talent award from the happily employed temp and permanent employees they helped place. And no wonder: They pride themselves on making sure all candidates have the best experience possible. “WinterWyman is committed to treating job seekers with respect and honesty,” says Amy Finn, director of candidate experience and marketing. Past clients include powerful Fortune 500 companies to cutting-edge startups. Check out their blog for more job search tips and insights.
Location: 183 Madison Avenue Suite 1103
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (888) 529-9300
Atrium Staffing (Marketing and Advertising)
Atrium interviews 12,000-plus candidates per year and is able to place approximately 65 percent of them, mainly in fashion companies, marketing and advertising firms, pharma/biotech companies, not-for-profits and finance firms. Job lengths tend to vary (along with the heft of the paycheck), with temp wages beginning at $15 an hour, although exec positions obviously earn more. “Over 84 percent of our applicants are referral-based,” says Atrium’s marketing director, Jamie Parks. “We’ve also expanded in the past year and a half. Atrium has grown to include administrative support, creative, IT, science and health-care placements.” Fit the bill? Apply online.
Location: 71 Fifth Ave at 15th St, 3rd Fl New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 292-0550
When someone is moved to write a flattering haiku on Yelp about a temp agency, chances are the group has something going for it. CG deals with finance, advertising, real estate and fashion companies and places its temps in office, clerk, assistant, customer-service and managerial positions. President Susan Levine has more than 30 years of experience in employment agencies, and while she won’t divulge names, she assures us that CG has “very desirable clients.” The agency also offers 401k eligibility for employees who complete a year of service and 1,000 hours on assignment. Receptionists make $12 to $18 an hour, whereas admins rake in between $15 and $35 an hour. As Levine explains, “If you have the skills, there is a job for you.” Interested parties can e-mail their resume and cover letter to CGINY@careergroupinc.com
Location: 1156 Avenue of the Americas 8th Floor New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 750-8188
Kelly Services (Tons of Options)
This national agency was founded in 1946, and opened its first NYC office in midtown 12 years later. Today, Kelly Services receives thousands of applications from the New York metro area annually. “Approximately 20 to 25 percent of our jobs convert to full-time employment through our temporary-to-hire option,” says Tom Lawrence, vice president of the New York City territory. “It provides the advantage of determining if the candidate and the employer are the right fit for each other.” Kelly Services has placed people in Fortune 100 companies (based on the ranking from the annual Fortune 500 list) for positions including executive administrative assistants, receptionists, accountants, financial analysts, designers, desktop and help-desk support technicians, software developers, attorneys and paralegals. To review job openings or apply, contact a local office.
Location: 99 Park Ave suite 1520, New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 949-5313
All Aces Promotional Staffing (Marketing and Events)
The last time you went to a really memorable event, you probably weren’t thinking of the work it took to pull it off. Enter All Aces: This agency helps staff events for a huge range of industries, from food and beverage to technology, toys and gaming to gain exposure. They also help larger clients—like Google, Sierra Mist, and television shows like Batman vs. Superman—with event staffing and marketing. Commitment time ranges from one to several events, so consider this your opportunity to try something completely new (while earning cash in the process!)
Location: 79 Madison Ave 8th Floor, New York, NY 10016
Phone: (646) 829-1602
Taylor Hodson (Women)
The 100 to 200 resumes submitted through Taylor Hodson’s website on a daily basis are reviewed within 24 hours, and at this fast-paced agency, the squeaky wheel gets the grease. According to Ed Reagan, director of temporary staffing, following up with a phone call after a few days will increase your chances of being one of the 50 job hunters asked in for an interview each week. Hodson’s placements include temporary, permanent and temp-to-perm positions, concentrated in administrative and clerical support. The average length of a gig is a week or two, but they range from a day to a month.
Location: 133 W 19th St between Sixth and Seventh Ave's
Phone: (212) 924-8300
Adecco Staffing (Quick "Gig" Finding)
Adecco receives thousands of resumes annually from job candidates in the United States, and it finds work for about 500,000 people nationwide each year. The global agency specializes in a range of industries, including marketing, creative, finance, publishing, fashion and administrative services. “Our clients are virtually every single Fortune 500 company,” says public-relations specialist Vannessa Almeida. Visit the company’s website to search current job openings and upload your resume.
Location: 1040 Avenue of the Americas, Fl 19,New York, New York, 10018
Phone: (212) 391-7000
Professionals for Nonprofits (Non-Profits)
Those looking to save the world (and themselves, from bankruptcy) should check out Professionals for Nonprofits, an agency that's been placing temps in museums, universities, NGOs and philanthropic organizations since 1996. Positions are wide-ranging, and include fund-raising, finance, executive management, human resources, marketing, communications, information technology and administration. Once you’re in, you can expect to get frequent calls, offering fill-in work for a day, a month or even six-month stretches. Lucky for you, temps in the nonprofit sector are currently in high demand, a trend that Rick Bressler, PNP’s business development director, attributes to the “improving health of the economy.” PNP’s list of clients includes Doctors Without Borders, the American Red Cross, United Way and the American Museum of Natural History.
Location: 515 Madison Ave at 53rd St, suite 1100
Phone: (212) 546-9091
Aston Carter (Finance, Risk, and Compliance)
With offices in London, Asia and throughout North America, Aston Carter specializes in helping people in the financial industry—including governance, risk and compliance—find jobs. And you can be sure that wherever you’re placed is well-vetted: They screen companies worldwide to learn about the culture and values of each place, and use a referral-based sourcing strategy to ensure a perfect employee and company match.
Location: 757 3rd Avenue 8th Floor, New York, NY 10017
Phone: (212) 320-8622
Core Staffing (Recent Graduates)
Core’s friendly, helpful staff screens 3,000 applicants annually; opportunities include jobs in office support, marketing, PR, HR and finance. Candidates can be just starting out (entry-level employees and recent grads) and should expect pay rates to correspond with the position (approximately $15 to $75 an hour). To apply, send your rêsumê to email@example.com.
Location: 40 Wall Street, NY, NY 10005
Phone: (212) 766-1222
Temporary Alternatives (Resume Revamping)
“Finance is leading the way here, but we’ll [consider] anybody,” says Temporary Alternatives account representative Regis Canning, and he’s telling the truth. The company guaranteed face time: Anyone who submits a résumé is invited to the office for an interview with one of the reps. TA is able to get about a third of each month’s 100 applicants placed somewhere, and the staff also offers resume and interview help so that you can present yourself in the best light. “The résumé is paramount to getting people placed,” Canning says. Submit yours to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Location: 622 Third Avenue, 7th Floor New York, NY 10017
Phone: (212) 779-7169
Baker Tilly (Senior Level Executives)
The NYC flagship branch of national outfit AppleOne has been placing temps and permanents in high-end media and finance positions in New York City since 1964. Apply online, or by phone. “We’re highly invested in everyone who comes into our office,” says regional vice president Marie Sclafani. “We assist our candidates in developing their résumé and preparing them for interviews so they can put their best food forward.”
Location: 100 Wall St at Water St Seventh floor, New York, NY 10005
Phone: (212) 849-3313
Bon Temps Personnel Agency (Lawyers)
Turns out your college stint playing secretary at your dad’s law firm wasn’t for naught. Bon Temps legal staffing, alive and kicking since 1977, is always looking for new blood in the form of legal secretaries, word processors, proofreaders, paralegals, contract attorneys and executive receptionists. While they require two years of experience at a New York City law firm, expect approximately $18 to $45 per hour, depending on the position and your qualifications.
Location: 80 Broad St. 5th Floor, New York, NY 1004
Phone: (212) 732-3921
Clarity (Human Resources)
Established in 2000, Clarity caters to a wide array of industries, with most placements found in the finance, marketing and consulting sectors. Clients include Bank of America, Young & Rubicam and Forbes magazine, and gigs—which are often straight admin jobs—can run from one day to a year and a half, and pay from $15 to $25 an hour. Applicants should have good communication and computer skills, plus a corporate background. The staff can even set you up at its IT headquarters in San Francisco or Palo Alto, California, or at its newer Clarity Technology Partners division in Richmond, if you’re not dead set on staying in NYC. Visit the company’s website to apply online.
Location: 8 West 38th Street Suite 502, New York, NY 10018
AccounTemps is an employment agency devoted to the financial and accounting professions: It’s a daughter company of Robert Half International, which was ranked by Fortune magazine as the most admired business in the temporary-help industry in 2009. Submit your résumé through AccounTemps’ website to find a placement in financial analysis, inventory, payroll, general ledger and bookkeeping jobs. Someone will contact you once your application is received, but it never hurts to follow up with a phone call within the week.
Locations throughout the city; visit accountemps.com for more info.
Wall Street Services (Wall Street)
As the name implies, Wall Street Services is geared toward finding its applicants jobs in the finance industry. But if that’s what you’re looking for, be warned: You have to be on your game from the start. Anywhere from 10 to 30 applicants are called in for interviews out of the 400 to 700 rsums submitted per week. Talented job hunters can expect to get hired for positions in banking, trade operations or project management. WSS is prohibited from disclosing exactly which companies it works with, but CEO Peter Laughter says WSS has done business with nearly every major investment bank on Wall Street. Upload your résumé to the website, and someone will contact you if you’re suited to an opening.
Location:11 Broadway, Suite 632, New York, New York, 10004
Phone: (212) 509-7200
Temporary Staffing by Suzanne, Ltd. (Personalized Screening and Placement)
As a small, proudly 100-percent-woman-owned temp service, Suzanne and her incredibly friendly and dedicated staff operate a bit like a workplace/worker matchmaking service for temporary placements in non-managerial office support positions. During the interview process—college grads with prior office experience are preferred—the agency asks not only about prior work experience and skills but also about the applicant's interests and ambitions. Suzanne G. Davis, the company's president, explains, “In finding out about and honoring the preferences and hopes of the people we place—and what they love to do and what they prefer not to do—we often get it right for them as well as for our clients. Connections through us can be life-changing.” While the agency is only geared toward helping people find temporary placement, many of its past users have found more permanent opportunities and career paths.
Location: 370 Lexington Ave, Suite 902 New York, NY 10017
Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW)
NEW offers night (seven weeks) and day (five weeks) classes including classroom and technical coursework.
NEW prepares women for nontraditional careers in the construction, utilities, and transportation industries. Through its innovative training programs, NEW graduates successfully compete for skilled blue-collar careers that enable women to achieve economic self-sufficiency.
Location: 243 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011
Phone: (212) 627-6252
BuildingWorks is a pre-apprenticeship training program housed at the NYC Carpenters Training Center. Since 1995, the program has served over 1,000 residents from low-income communities in the New York City and Newark, NJ area. The training prepares individuals for careers in the skilled trades. Ideally, successful graduates enroll in unionized apprenticeship programs.
Location: 395 Hudson Street, 2nd Floor Clarkson Street Entrance, New York, NY 10014
New York City District Council of Carpenters
We are the training entity for the New York City District Council of Carpenters and their signatory contributing contractors. We graduate the most highly trained carpenters and related specialty tradespeople who will go on to continue to build the skyline of New York as we have since 1881. We train over 1,500 carpenter apprentices and 14,000 journey level carpenters per year in our New York City training facility. Please browse the site to learn more about all the outstanding career opportunities that the Training Center has to offer.
Local 79 Construction and General Building Laborers
Local 79 has teamed up with community partners St. Nick Alliance, Man Up, Make the Road New York, and Community Voices Heard to provide a pre-apprenticeship navigation program to men and women interested in pursuing a career in Local 79 or other building trades. The new ten-week program, which began on March 27, seeks to educate participants about unions, union history, apprenticeship programs, resume preparation and job interview skills, workers’ rights and responsibilities, and workplace skills. Speakers include current apprentices, union organizers, and other union staff members who have worked for many years in the field as Laborers. The program culminates in a service project in one of communities served by the community partners. Lavon Chambers, the coordinator of the program and a member of Greater New York Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust (LECET) had this to say about the program: “We are thrilled to be working with our community partners to provide their members with the background and information that they need to make informed decisions about pursuing a career in the building trades. This will help ensure that the people who chose to pursue apprenticeships are eager, engaged, and understand the challenges before them and the benefits that await them.
Building Works: Pre-Apprenticeship Training
Building Works is a pre-apprenticeship training that prepares interested candidates for careers in the building trades. In partnership with the NYC District Council of Carpenters Labor Technical College, the 3 month training is tuition-free and provides both classroom instruction and hands-on experience preparing you for success in a union apprenticeship. Participants in Building Works gain experience from a wide range of courses, including job readiness, industry related math, health and safety, as well as hands-on instruction in shop classes under the supervision of journey-level union carpenters.
Certifications received during the training may include:
- OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety
- 40 Hour Hazardous Waste Worker
- Scaffold User
A first year apprenticeship in the Carpenters Union earns $19.23/hour while receiving on the job training and technical classroom instruction. For more than a decade, Building Works has successfully trained hundreds of candidates most of whom have joined --and are completing--unionized apprenticeships...and are building careers in a skilled trade. Together we are helping to build the future of organized labor.
Candidates for Building Works Pre-Apprenticeship Training must:
- Be at least 18 years of age at time of enrollment
- Have a High School Diploma or GED, and pass a basic skills test at 8th grade level
- Be either unemployed or under-employed
- Be physically able to work
- Be legally eligible to work in the U.S.
- Pass a drug test
- Commit to completing the entire, full-time, 3 month training with classes running from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
To apply for the Building Works training please contact one of our referral partners
Department of Labor Apprenticeship Opportunities
In addition to the current link listed below, you can also search the NYS Job Bank for other apprenticeship opportunities with New York State registered programs and other non-registered programs. After you click on the link to the NYS Job Bank on the link, enter the key word "apprentice" to search for available opportunities. For more information, please contact the Apprenticeship Training Representative for your area. See the list of representatives on the contact us page.