WorkForceBX (formerly Project HOPE) is GHPEDC's Hunts Point-based career and training center that assists individuals with job-readiness, training and placement, while providing employers with access to qualified vetted local candidates. WorkForceBX's approach to workforce development is market-driven and responsive to meeting the particular employment and training needs of South Bronx job seekers and employers. WorkForceBX provides:
WorkForceBX also provides OSHA safety training, a key qualification for many opportunities in the industrial job market. The OSHA program enhances a worker’s knowledge and proficiency in the identification of existing and predictable hazards in the work environment and the necessary controls to eliminate or minimize those hazards. We offer the OSHA 30 Hour, SST 10 Hour, and DOB 40 Hour training in both English and Spanish.
Jobs Listings & Employment Services: Cielo Jaramillo - Job Developer, WorkForceBX
Tel: 516-387-4360 email: email@example.com
Training & Placement: Miguel Calderon - Director, WorkForceBX
Tel: 917-655-0291 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WorkForceBX also provides technical assistance to small businesses, including business formation, financing and Minority & Women-Owned Business (MWBE) certifications for doing business with New York City and New York State.
We are proud to be a member of the MWBE Leadership Association, a group of business service organizations helping the New York City Department of Small Business Services promote and foster the growth of local minority and women-owned businesses through certification and capacity-building services.
A business seeking M/WBE certification must meet the following eligibility requirements:
1. The business is legally authorized to transact business in New York State.
2. The business has been in operation (i.e., selling goods and/or services) for at least one year.
3. At least 51% of the business is owned, operated and controlled by a U.S. Citizen(s) or U.S. permanent resident(s) who are women and/or members of designated minority groups including:
4. The business has one of the following legal structures:
(*Not-for-Profit Organizations are ineligible.)
5. The business' principal office, place of business or headquarters is located within the five boroughs of New York City or in one of the following counties of New York and New Jersey:
Note: A business located outside of New York City and outside of the designated counties noted above may qualify for MWBE certification if the applicant can prove a substantial presence in the geographic market of New York City. Substantial presence can be demonstrated by providing documentation that satisfies at least two of the following conditions:
You may simultaneously apply for NY City, NY State and Port Authority of NY & NJ certification.
Please be prepared to provide full information on your business, here is a list of documents you will need.
MWBE Certification & Small Business: Jerry Perez, MWBE Specialist
Tel: 347-271-3757 email: email@example.com
WorkForceBX is located at 854 Hunts Point Avenue, Bronx, New York 10474, two blocks south of Bruckner Boulevard, in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx. We are 3 blocks from the Hunts Point Avenue station on the #6 subway line, 5 blocks from the Simpson Street station of the #2/5 line, and steps from a Bx #6 Bus stop at Hunts Pt Ave and Lafayette.