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Commonpoint Queens Seeks Partnerships with Local Businesses to help build NYC Workforce

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Queens, NY — As part of its brand new Workforce Hub in Elmhurst, Commonpoint Queens’ – formerly known as the Samuel Field Y and Central Queens Y – workforce program is creating strategic partnerships with small, medium and large businesses to promote workforce development and build the future workforce in New York City.

“We seek business partners from all industries, at any level that suits the needs of our local businesses,” said Denia Tavarez, Commonpoint Queens’ Senior Director of Adult Workforce. “There is an immediate focus on Allied Health, Information Technology, Culinary Arts, Hotel and Hospitality and administrative support roles to best meet the demand for skilled workers in New York City.”

The Commonpoint Queens Workforce program aims to:

  • Solve workforce problems and create value for your business by networking with other local businesses
  • Ensure that the supply of a skilled workforce meets your industry’s future demand
  • Help to close the skills gap that exists due to today’s rapid transformation in technology by partnering with a local organization that can help you recruit and train prospective workers
  • Access a vibrant community of prospective workers hailing from over 130 countries

Benefits of a Commonpoint Queens Partnership include:

  • Utilize a talent pipeline of highly trained, skilled workers to fill jobs and scale your business
  • Play a leadership role in the development of career pathway programs, including internship and apprenticeship programs
  • Participate in customized curriculum designed to meet industry needs
  • Lend industry expertise by serving as a guest lecturer or hosting a student tour of your company
  • Support your employees by connecting them to family resources available through Commonpoint Queens’ programs
  • Gain access to real-time labor market intelligence
  • Boost existing workforce skills through incumbent worker training

For more information please contact Ahuva Yelizarov, Senior Employment Coordinator, at Ayelizarov@commonpointqueens.orgor by calling 718-268-5057 ext. 107.



More About Commonpoint Queens

Commonpoint Queens is a social services organization that meets the diverse and evolving needs in the borough of Queens —a place where people of all ages and backgrounds come together to find support, access opportunities, and build connections to the community throughout their lives. To learn more, go to www.commonpointqueens.org.