Throughout its 40 year history, Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) has maintained a prominent and consistent presence at the forefront of housing, social services, and community development in New York City. On December 5, 2013, AAFE launched its new Workforce Development Program to assist unemployed and underemployed individuals with job placement and soft skills training necessary to successfully interview for a job.
Funded by the Robin Hood Foundation, AAFE’s Workforce Development Program will continuously recruit, assist, and maintain a pool of well-prepared job seekers ready to enter the workforce as well as support the growth and success of any business citywide, especially those that make up part of the local Flushing business economy. Elected officials, community leaders, business owners, and clients joined AAFE at the event.
“I am delighted to welcome another program to our community that will make sure Queens residents are as informed, prepared and well-positioned as possible to enter our local job market. When we form strong partnerships between non-profits, government and business, we forge new and better pathways for our citizens to become valuable assets to local businesses. I would like to thank AAFE for establishing this new division and One Flushing for helping facilitate its launch and look forward to seeing the good work they’ll be doing to help Queens residents prepare for and find new jobs,” said Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing.)
“Workforce development programs offer tremendous opportunities for local businesses and workers,” said Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D, WF-Fresh Meadows). “With this program, community organizations will provide the best for our community in designing improving, and funding new public workforce development training. I want to thank Asian Americans for Equality and One Flushing for building this much needed resource that will develop and strengthen our local economy.”
“Nobody can do everything by themselves. Having a skilled workforce is important. Today’s launch of AAFE’s Workforce Development program will teach individuals vital job skills, such as how to interact with customers and how to maintain a positive attitude,” said City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing). “These are important traits of workers in any successful business, no matter whether they are big or small. This program will help create a good quality workforce.”
If you are interested in participating in the Workforce Development Program, please call (718) 961-2833 or visit 39-01 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11354 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.