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hillary in Brooklyn, New York

62 months ago

TJC in New York, New York said: Been there a year ago. Don't know if things have changed but some people have no clue what they're doing and the ones who do are called for jury duty or are on vacation! I found them to be more accommodating to the spanish-speaking crowd, if you know what i mean.

bad experience with them. took their training, companies are picking 1 or 2 non minority candidates. they did not hold to their work. i have never heard anything good about them from any one.

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Sandra Hicks in Forest Hills, New York

44 months ago

ZMR. said: THEY ARE NOT USEFUL AT ALL. IT JUST WAST OF TIME AND THEY MAKE YOU MORE FRUSTRATED. THEY ARE JUST HELPING THEM SELF TO RIP OFF THE GOVERNMENT MONEY TO KEEP YOU SIGN IN THEIR BOOK AS THEY ARE DOING SOMETHING....

That is so True, Workforce One in Jamaica Queens is doing just that. They are ripping off the Government and NO One is reviewing them. They are Very Rude group of people and they Advertise they have training and when you go into the office they tell you no we don't have training and they don't have jobs, so if that is the case why is that location is Fully Staffed and No one is helping the unemployed. The jobs they help you get is Home Attendant, Security Guard jobs, Government is just WASTIING money with them, and that location is the WORST

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Workforce One Jamaica Worst in Forest Hills, New York

44 months ago

iceice20 in Brooklyn, New York said: I only go to the queens location at jamaica ave. I usually attend their recruitments for retail jobs. I find that if you are looking for an entry level position and you have experience you will probably get interviews. Ive never spoken to a counsler, they dont seem interested in helping you, just getting workers for their clients.

You are right the counslors don't care about helping people find work, A counlor from Jamaica location emailed me and said let me know, when you find a job and I will put it in our system. This is what they get paid for !!!! they want you to find your own job and then if you let them know where your working, they will take credit that they helped you find a job. That location is a bunch of RUDE people and treat the unemployed like they are on a cheese line, and the Security Guard that works there is just as Bad ( Very Rude), Government needs to really investigate workforce one

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Pam in Forest Hills, New York

44 months ago

nyc4life in Springfield Gardens, New York said: What's the Deal with NY Workforce1? - Any Experiences?
They seem to have some pretty bad reviews on the Net. Any stories? Has anybody had any positive experiences with them? I went 2 years ago and they were useless; I got a condescending and nasty counselor and she did nothing for me. That location has recently closed down. If anybody had some negatives with them, I'd like to hear it. They're wasting taxpayer resources it seems. Is it worth it for me to give them one last try or just let them go? It looks like they just have sales jobs, food, retail and home health care. I have no experience in any of those nor do I wish to acquire any as that will look bad on my resume. Jobs seem to be $7 to 9 per hour and that's not livable in New York City. I'm curious as to your thoughts on this.

Staff is nasty, and Workforce one locations are fully Staff and does nothing for the unemployed, you are right, they get home attendant, Security guards, Toys R us cashier Jobs. Staff really don't seem to be experienced. And this is where the goverment is wasting money at.

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hurrikane28@gmail.com in Queens Village, New York

43 months ago

If you know that this is what the locations at the workforce 1 are doing and you believe its a waste of your time, why not write or go to your congressman in your district and tell them your experience. They will gladly listen if they want to be re-elected. But we can't just talk about it we gotta do something about it! I know that Workforce 1 is what you guys say, I been there and it was all day, and some do help but its all on you though. So tell your congressman, let them investigate their operations, so it can be better for all of us, besides its government dollars that provide so why not complain to them and not each other. We can be heard more effectively that way, than this.

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wildcat89 in Oakland Gardens, New York

43 months ago

WORKFORCE 1 JAMAICA SUCKSSS DICKK!!!!

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QBLeo in Jamaica, New York

43 months ago

seriously! i don't get what that place is about. they never have jobs, and the person posting jobs on clist is an idiot. people storm out of that place because they spend more money going there just to hear them say "no jobs, come back". workforce1 should change their name to timewasters! the one in jamaica is sucks, all of the ppl working there looks like high school dropouts. someone really need to do something about this place.

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Dezojo in Rockaway Park, New York

43 months ago

Is there a way of getting out of going to these useless work force 1 meeting that don't do anything

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Anni in Hempstead, New York

43 months ago

hillary in Brooklyn, New York said: bad experience with them. took their training, companies are picking 1 or 2 non minority candidates. they did not hold to their work. i have never heard anything good about them from any one.

Who do you consider "non-minority" ? Because if you're referring to Caucasion people as "non-minority" you're out of your mind! Have you looked around lately??

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Anni in Hempstead, New York

43 months ago

Dezojo in Rockaway Park, New York said: Is there a way of getting out of going to these useless work force 1 meeting that don't do anything

No..because they have to "justify" the useless salaries they're paying.

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Anni in Hempstead, New York

43 months ago

Grant013 in Richmond Hill, New York said: Both Workforce and Goodwill (HRA)are biased against white people. I heard about this 15 years ago from people and didn't believe it. It's all true. Denying it won't make it go away. Reverse discrimination is alive and well. Get used to it. Ageism also. If you're 40 and over, in some fields you're done if you lost your job. Nobody cares why...you are DONE. They also don't like people with a Bachelors or Masters degrees. Keep in mind these useless organizations exist on OUR tax dollars. This is the taxes I paid when I worked, and you too. Something should be done to do away with companies that misrepresent, misuse your tax dollars and yes, discriminate in ANY way. There should be an OCCUPY movement against these people and companies. They should be exposed on the Internet with names, photos and personal stories of abuse from participants who honestly just want to find a liveable wage job, not be drawn into lies and statistical fakeries.

I totally agree with everything you're saying except for the term "reverse discrimination". Discrimination is discrimination, no matter what form it takes. But yes, I have to laugh when predominately blacks and hispanics are still referred to as "minorities". Really??? At one time that was true. Like back in the 60's - 70's. But undoubtedly, in any major city in the U.S. blacks and hispanics are NOT the "minority".

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Toma in Bronx, New York

43 months ago

TJC in New York, New York said: Been there a year ago. Don't know if things have changed but some people have no clue what they're doing and the ones who do are called for jury duty or are on vacation! I found them to be more accommodating to the spanish-speaking crowd, if you know what i mean.

I agree 120%, because every time i attend a job recuiting meeting with them the workers tend to focus on spanish speaking people more offend than blacks or any other race. I'm not trying to play the race card and if i am- i will love for some one to investigate the whole company. Its default for every one so please spread the jobs out to every one as well as the training course.

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Toma in Bronx, New York

43 months ago

Anni in Hempstead, New York said: I totally agree with everything you're saying except for the term "reverse discrimination". Discrimination is discrimination, no matter what form it takes. But yes, I have to laugh when predominately blacks and hispanics are still referred to as "minorities". Really??? At one time that was true. Like back in the 60's - 70's. But undoubtedly, in any major city in the U.S. blacks and hispanics are NOT the "minority".

I disagree, and agree with u if that makes sense. If u are not bilingual the jobs totaly pass u by. And the type of jobs that blacks are getting are Nures Aide or any thing that required mininum wage. I'm saying this because in my shoes and many others i have seen and spoke to we all have the same complaints. I'm a medical assistant for months they couldnt help me because everywhere wanted spanish speaking person. Im sorry blacks are still the minorities not in the low wage paying jobs, if ur want it u can have it.

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L Gar in Brooklyn, New York

43 months ago

Submitted for a position posted by WorkForce1 on craigslist. Got a call back telling me about another position that would be a better fit. Went in for interview at John St location. Completed application and was told that workforce1 manager will review first and if he/she feels I would be a good fit for HR analyst role in a midtown firm, they will pass resume along and let me know. Never heard back...

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Theresa in Forest Hills, New York

42 months ago

nyc4life in Springfield Gardens, New York said: What's the Deal with NY Workforce1? - Any Experiences?
They seem to have some pretty bad reviews on the Net. Any stories? Has anybody had any positive experiences with them? I went 2 years ago and they were useless; I got a condescending and nasty counselor and she did nothing for me. That location has recently closed down. If anybody had some negatives with them, I'd like to hear it. They're wasting taxpayer resources it seems. Is it worth it for me to give them one last try or just let them go? It looks like they just have sales jobs, food, retail and home health care. I have no experience in any of those nor do I wish to acquire any as that will look bad on my resume. Jobs seem to be $7 to 9 per hour and that's not livable in New York City. I'm curious as to your thoughts on this.

I agree with you, I have been going to the Jamaica location for 1 year, everytime you see a worker there I am told they only have jobs as cashier or home attendant & Security Guard. I am not looking for those positions, that location is fully staff and most of them is sitting at their computers looking bored with nothing to do. This is where there goverment waste money at, the ITG is a Joke, staff says only certain people get the grant and she did not say who the certain people were...I get calls from Career Advisor asking did I find a job and if I do let them know the address and all information about the job, The only reason why they are asking for that, then they will try to take credit and say they found me a job. I have been seeking a job in my Medical field for so long and I really wish Workforce One was really there to do a job and help people get back into the job market...Workforce One is no Help..

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nyc4life in Rosedale, New York

42 months ago

They fudge the numbers start watching at 1:02 www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUW_5u7mAqI

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swordandgifts@yahoo.com in New York, New York

42 months ago

nyc4life in Springfield Gardens, New York said: If anyone here has used or is currently using Workforce 1 to find work, could you please share your experiences, good and bad.

I have just went to few Workforce Centers in New York. First one, had a position to work for Cable company. They offeered salary plus commision for opening new accounts/ Second was a work for Swisscorp, company that provides service to airlines. It takes a lot of patience and long hours to wait to be called for interview. They usually prescreen people in Workforce1 and then send to interview. My group was about 30 people willing to work for Swisscorp $9/hr job. Out of 30 people 5 been called for interview and 2 been actually hired me and another girl.

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Rob in Elmhurst, New York

40 months ago

I had visited the Jamaica location a few years back and wasn't impressed, to start of with I was lured there believing that I'm going to an accrual interview, and got myself stuck in one of their orientations, then proceeded to waste half the day there. I got singled out because of my well written resume, and the counselor was rather nice to me, if not a little intense, mind you she was of African descent, and I'm a white guy, though there were plenty other people there that were plain out rude. All seemed well until she started recommending jobs that had nothing to do with my experience, or the field of work I was looking for. Unfortunately it quickly became clear that she was more interested in finding people to fill jobs, and not finding appropriate jobs for the people there. When I agreed to go on a few interviews she recommended, although not what I was looking for, she said she would set up the interview and call me with the details. I never got a call, and when I called back I could never reach her and others refused to help me over the phone since they weren't my "assigned" counselor. Therefore it shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that I stopped calling and gave up hope of receiving any assistance with job placement from them.

I got laid off a little over three weeks ago, been receiving unemployment for two weeks, and imagine my surprised when I received a letter that I have to go back there yet again or my unemployment could be in jeopardy.

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alam53kayla@aol.com in Astoria, New York

40 months ago

nyc4life in Springfield Gardens, New York said: If anyone here has used or is currently using Workforce 1 to find work, could you please share your experiences, good and bad.

I have use WORKFORCE 1 AND AS OF TODAY THEY HAVE NOT FOUND ME ANY WORK I FOUND IT A WASTE OF TIME. NOR HAVE THEY OFFERED ME ANY KIND OF TRAINING FOR NEW EMPLOYMENT.

MARLENE ALAM

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Dana in Woodside, New York

40 months ago

Complete Waste of Time!!

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Dana in Woodside, New York

40 months ago

I am looking for a temporary position while I complete my degree. I saw an advertisement on Craig's list the other day. A company was hiring in conjunction with Workforce 1. You have all seen these ads right? They tell you to come on down. Specific hours are listed and you will not be allowed in after those hours. They pay is usually not great, but hey. So I put on my suit, printed out my resume and paid my $2.25 to go down to what turned out to be the third floor of the public library. There I was greeted by a teenager sitting behind a desk. He asks me if I am registered with workforce 1. Nowhere in the ad did it say I had to register, so I said no. I fill out the required paperwork and submitted it with my resume. He tells me to have a seat and a representative will call me in. He calls me up to the desk 2 or 3 times to ask me different questions. Am I available to work a 16 hour day? Do I have an open availability? I said sure! He mumbles that his representative needs to know these things. Great! I want to work. THEN he says so I will take your resume and give it to the representative. I see two women sitting at desks in the back, so I assume they are the representatives. I say should I have a seat? the kid says no, we will call you. I had to laugh I was so shocked. I told him I thought there would be on the spot interviews. He said "we ask people to come in, prove they are human, take their resume. The representative reviews it, If she finds you are a good fit, she calls you." I said may I speak with the representative? he said they are in our Jamaica Office.

My question is this: why then did I pay $2.25($4.50 round trip) to go to the 3rd floor of a library when they could have stated in the ad to go to the Jamaica office? I left that office feeling disgusted with Workforce 1!

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ANDYRAUL in Richmond Hill, New York

40 months ago

THEY DO NOT HELP NO ONE I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY THIS GUYS STILL IN BUISSENESS. BUT ANYWAY SOMEBODY HAS TO GET AVANTAGE OF OUR TAX MONEY. AND WORKFORCCE 1 IS ONE OF THEM UNDER THE GOVERMENT BLESSING.

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Joe Gagill in Monticello, New York

39 months ago

opalclover1@yahoo.com in New York, New York said: Have received Smart 2010 for over a month and usually what they send does not match my background, or are much lower on the salary they're offering. Use other job boards and agencies if possible.

If the Smart you are talking about is the same thing that my local dept of labor office sends me via email then you are RIGHT!

What a JOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Michael Powell in New York, New York

39 months ago

I am a new york times columnist and I'm writing on workforce 1. Interested in your expierences, if you wouldn't mind. I can be reached at powellm@nytimes.com

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dcarr3484 in Bronx, New York

39 months ago

Sad to say I have to agree with those who do not find Workforce1 helpful. Where do I begin? I have registered/used the services of 4 different WF1 locations, I have attended 5or6 of their recruitment events. The recruitment event in 12/2011 was the worst! You had to show up one day to be screened, you were then told to return on another day to meet with the employers you qualified to interview with. The representative from Graham Wyndam (social services/foster care agency) showed up 2 hours late!Here's an even better example. I attended a recruitment event at the 149th Street Bronx, NY office. After having my resume reviewed by the WF1 representative, I was deemed qualified to apply for the position. I was then told to go home and apply for the job through the company's website. I had a friend who went straight to the same company (in person, no WF1 involvement),filled out an application and got the job. Draw your own conclusion. After 18 months of involvement with WF1, I do not put a lot of faith in them. Don't let them be the only place you use for job assistance.

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anthony collica in New York, New York

39 months ago

i would like to register. never been to work force 1 be for. please send a copy to the closes one in my area zip code 1ooo3. address 7 cross STREETS 7 DIRECTIONS HOW TO GET THERE FROM 347 EAST 18TH ST. MANHATTAN... THANK YOU FOPR UR HELP...

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anthony collica in New York, New York

39 months ago

i would like to register. never been to work force 1 be for. please send a copy to the closes one in my area zip code 1ooo3. address 7 cross STREETS 7 DIRECTIONS HOW TO GET THERE FROM 347 EAST 18TH ST. MANHATTAN... THANK YOU FOPR UR HELP...

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anthony collica in New York, New York

39 months ago

i would like to register. never been to work force 1 be for. please send a copy to the closes one in my area zip code 1ooo3. address 7 cross STREETS 7 DIRECTIONS HOW TO GET THERE FROM 347 EAST 18TH ST. MANHATTAN... THANK YOU FOPR UR HELP...

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maria in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

39 months ago

Macys is hiring at workforce1 for friday...worst employer but if you do need work they will hire anyone. Don't expect more then 12 hours weekly.

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icelily20 in Brooklyn, New York

39 months ago

They should make an entry level market place, where you won't get discriminated against for education level or experience.

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Simon in Staten Island, New York

39 months ago

dcarr3484 in Bronx, New York said: Sad to say I have to agree with those who do not find Workforce1 helpful. Where do I begin? I have registered/used the services of 4 different WF1 locations, I have attended 5or6 of their recruitment events . The recruitment event in 12/2011 was the worst! You had to show up one day to be screened, you were then told to return on another day to meet with the employers you qualified to interview with. The representative from Graham Wyndam (social services/foster care agency) showed up 2 hours late!Here's an even better example. I attended a recruitment event at the 149th Street Bronx, NY office. After having my resume reviewed by the WF1 representative, I was deemed qualified to apply for the position. I was then told to go home and apply for the job through the company's website. I had a friend who went straight to the same company (in person, no WF1 involvement),filled out an application and got the job. Draw your own conclusion. After 18 months of involvement with WF1, I do not put a lot of faith in them. Don't let them be the only place you use for job assistance.

Thanks for sharing. I was about to go their recruitment session tomorrow, but found the same job listing on the hiring companies website. Will save myself the trouble and apply directly with the employer.

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icelily20 in Brooklyn, New York

38 months ago

So I found a program called groceryworks, it seems to be the type of programs workforce1 "should" be creating. They train you to work at grocery stores and job placement. If we support good programs maybe they will created more, I hope.

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brhamilton6 in Brooklyn, New York

38 months ago

blake in Ridgewood, New York said: They had us packed in to classrooms on top of each other or standing all day till 5pm with no training or instruction the were not enough computers. We were in there with mentally ill people who couldnt get their medication because medicaid cut funding, became violent or loud and unstable. Confidential information was blabbed all over the place it was a night mare. If you got employment it was with ex-convicts, men that abused harrassed and stalked women. Prison lesbians bothering you and people literally peeping at you over the toilet and telling male supervisors what you were doing in the toilet. You were bullied and picked on so badly your health began suffering. They bad mouth you to potential employers and are a complete waste of time. The pay is $7 hourly and the work hours are often less than part time and layoffs are frequent so sometime you earn $20 a week or $80 a week. I had scraped together money to get to work only to be sent home beause there was no work available for weeks at a time. I went to get my paycheck and there were no funds available to cash it. They tried to burden me with two wep assignments when i tried to get training or college certificates and when I refused because it was too much for my then seriously bad health they made me run back and forth repeatedly closed my foodstamps, cash & medicaid just to get even. So i'm stuck no job, bad references, no benefits which they close as soon as i open them. I don't know what to do

Keep applying for state fair hearings ,play the game right along with the tricksters....

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icelily20 in Brooklyn, New York

38 months ago

frantzojeanty30@hotmail.com in Brooklyn, New York said: I live in Brooklyn and I recently graduate from a dental hygiene program and I also have my license. How can you guys help me to find a job.

Did you find a job, they say dental hygiene is in demand...

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Tina "Business Owner" in South Ozone Park, New York

38 months ago

The best bet is to create your own business. If you have any funds saved from a previous job then that may help you. I started my own online clothing store and walk in store. I was running out of ideas since I always wondered "What if I lose my job, what next ?"

Start a business ! If you're currently working or if you find a job save if you don't have the funds currently to start a business. Working for someone else is too hectic. A friend of mine started a daycare business after getting fired from her job which paid her very well but layed her off so she had to find a way to make ends meet.

Workforce 1 is no good ! If you go there your just looking to waste time & money. Instead if you see workforce posting any jobs on craigslist be sure to contact the company directly instead of going to workforce.

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NYCDIVA in Woodmere, New York

37 months ago

maria in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania said: Macys is hiring at workforce1 for friday...worst employer but if you do need work they will hire anyone. Don't expect more then 12 hours weekly.

THEY WILL PAY YOU 7.50 AN HOUR. 8.00 IF YOUR LUCKY! GREEN ACRES MALL LOCATION.

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NYCDIVA in Woodmere, New York

37 months ago

Tina "Business Owner" in South Ozone Park, New York said: The best bet is to create your own business . If you have any funds saved from a previous job then that may help you. I started my own online clothing store and walk in store. I was running out of ideas since I always wondered "What if I lose my job, what next ?"

Start a business ! If you're currently working or if you find a job save if you don't have the funds currently to start a business. Working for someone else is too hectic. A friend of mine started a daycare business after getting fired from her job which paid her very well but layed her off so she had to find a way to make ends meet.

Workforce 1 is no good ! If you go there your just looking to waste time & money. Instead if you see workforce posting any jobs on craigslist be sure to contact the company directly instead of going to workforce.

YOU HIT IT RIGHT OUT OF THE BALL PARK!!!

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dadcookstoo@gmail.com in Bronx, New York

37 months ago

hey its like this workforce one is just a sham its just a waste of
time and only benefit the people that's there working they have all
kinds of tricks to get you in there office to raise their numbers
so their paper work seems that they are helping find work.
That's especially true in the Bronx they hold phony open houses,post non existent jobs on jobs boards they only refer you
to lo wage or entry level jobs any way.
I applied for a job thru them never even got a reply i applied for the same job at the company's own open house and was hired on the spot this was in 2010,I find that new york state dept. of labor
can help you better but you have to make an appointment and play
dumb. why don't they learn to do what their not good at like get
me a workforce I.D. card I've filled out three applications still
don't have one the first time I filed in Yonkers I got one that day
and i do find they are more accommodating to their own NUFF SAID.

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jimmy c in New York, New York

37 months ago

Anni in Hempstead, New York said: Who do you consider "non-minority" ? Because if you're referring to Caucasion people as "non-minority" you're out of your mind! Have you looked around lately??

God Bless that statement was true as hell!

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Misswifie in Brooklyn, New York

37 months ago

Anyone tried room attendant job? at the hotels.

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K.Archer in Brooklyn, New York

37 months ago

nyc4life in Springfield Gardens, New York said: If anyone here has used or is currently using Workforce 1 to find work, could you please share your experiences, good and bad.

As far as meeting government quotas, Workforce1 has no issue recruiting job seekers so they exploit participants for their own NUMBERS, to keep up their own quotas. They make us give them their resume, sign up for programs, wait unnecessarily long times just to speak to a hiring manager about minimum wage jobs. Also, much of the staff have arrogant attitudes and since they know they are referring people for these jobs, they have gotten a little power hungry, some at least. Their customer service is not too great, actually rather poor. They have a superiority complex and do not always seem too helpful.
Cons; they have unnecessary long wait times
their staff does not provide good customer service
their staff is very social with other staff, and not friendly to customers
the staff EXPLOIT people for their own quotas
they do not always have the better interest of the customer in mind, they insist on filling their own position rather than actually helping customers
many of these jobs that do mass hiring are available without going through them, i.e Opinion Access, many JFK positions, so if you can, go directly to them without having to deal with Workforce1

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Job Seeker in Brooklyn, New York

36 months ago

I went to the Workforce One here in Brooklyn yesterday. I am not a hard person to train at all. I have experience in administrative work but I wouldn't mind taking something beneath me if it means paying some bills. I went to one of their recruiting events. I was told that I would receive a call to set up the interview for TJ Maxx. Well, Today is Thursday. No phone call or even so much as an email.

I've been unemployed for God knows how long and I just want a f*cking chance to prove myself. Workforce One is a waste of government money.

PERIOD.

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NO work in Windsor Locks, Connecticut

35 months ago

Well, here is a huge joke...I tried to work FOR this place. Each time I went for an advertised posistion, I was treated like a piece of yesterday's garbage. I don't know if it was my COLOR, but it may very well have been as I am not a minority (Well, I AM, but not according to AFF ACT.) Hartford only has 15 Percent Whites. Any ways...these women who were in charge should NOT have had a job no matter WHAT color they were. Maybe they have not heard but 750 thousand WHites gave their lives in the Civil War so that someday they would hold a position as such...and HALF of those families never found out what happened to their husbands, fathers, or brothers due to the bloody way they died. So, when they sit with their hatred, treating others with disgust and nastiness, they might want to understand the LARGER picture. I am trying to leave CT...it has turned into nothing but a prejudice state for Whites. My Mom in the 60's stood with MLK...guess she should have sat down and shut up because her efforts and everyone elses have gone unappreciated...Someday, if the earth does not implode first...there will come a time when people stop feeling sorry for something that DID NOT HAPPEN to them and come to the realization that they have wasted many lifetimes of hating when there was no need. For now, it doesnt turn me prejudice, but it makes me cry for all the people who worked so hard to bring about equality only to see that it has created a reverse situation instead of its intended person of an "American" community.

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NO work in Windsor Locks, Connecticut

35 months ago

icelily20 in Brooklyn, New York said: They should make an entry level market place, where you won't get discriminated against for education level or experience.

Well, they dont help anyone who has an education either. I have been out of work a year, and they have not found me one job and I have good references.

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NO work in Windsor Locks, Connecticut

35 months ago

Tina "Business Owner" in South Ozone Park, New York said: The best bet is to create your own business . If you have any funds saved from a previous job then that may help you. I started my own online clothing store and walk in store. I was running out of ideas since I always wondered "What if I lose my job, what next ?"

Start a business ! If you're currently working or if you find a job save if you don't have the funds currently to start a business. Working for someone else is too hectic. A friend of mine started a daycare business after getting fired from her job which paid her very well but layed her off so she had to find a way to make ends meet.

Workforce 1 is no good ! If you go there your just looking to waste time & money. Instead if you see workforce posting any jobs on craigslist be sure to contact the company directly instead of going to workforce.

No one can pay rent on 8.00 an hour...

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Christian Montalvo in Bronx, New York

35 months ago

MMH in Bronx, New York said: I am sorry but, I hate to disagree with you. I am a "Spanish" speaking person who speaks English w/zero accent due to the fact that I was raised in this great nation. I experienced having to job search w/Workforce 1 several times in the past. However, the location were I attended had very qualified and professional employees - not sure what branch you went. In my experience, it was more like the folks that went to Workforce1 looking for employment, were questionable to me. As a Spanish "speaking" person, I did not find favoritism and decided I could do this on my own w/o their assistance. I did just that and landed a position negotiating a salary rate and benefits that Workforce1 would probably not have been able to help me land. However, if I had to use their services again, I would do it w/o a second thought.

I am thinking about going through workforce one. They obtain more job postings than many online websites. They can also give you interview tips. Thanks

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MJaybx in Bronx, New York

34 months ago

I had applied to a job on their website and was emailed by one of their staff that I did not qualify for the job but had one that I was a fit for. They made me waste a day going to their office in long island city just to meet me for 5 minutes. My resume was collected and I was told
I was a perfect candidate for a job position that they would be in contact with the recruiter. 3 weeks and still no call not even an email. Waste of time and false hope only to raise their quotas up to say they are helping people but actually do nothing. I was told to look for more job postings and call to say if I found job. Really?? So you can take the credit. Hell no !! Don't waste your time workforce1 is a garbage place that won't help .

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Joe Gagill in Monticello, New York

34 months ago

It's all the same. Dept of Labor, Career One Stops, etc.

Totally useless people.

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Grant013 in Astoria, New York

34 months ago

Seems they really hate people who have education and skills. They are rude and they belittle you. Why are they pushing the low wage jobs?? They should have a combo of both low wage for the unskilled and decent wage for the skilled. I've also experienced that they absolutely hate white people! Why are they such haters? They're so prejudiced. I think this organization hires haters for a reason, so they can get the affirmative action quotas up. I've never been biased, but dealing with all these haters, you walk away like "WTF??" My Hispanic friends who went there said "they hate Hispanics too, don't feel bad." So I don't know, they're just haters. End of story.

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Joe Gagill in Ellenville, New York

34 months ago

Grant013 in Astoria, New York said: Seems they really hate people who have education and skills. They are rude and they belittle you. Why are they pushing the low wage jobs?? They should have a combo of both low wage for the unskilled and decent wage for the skilled.

They push low wage type jobs because it requires little effort for them to find them to post.

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