March 12th, 2020 – For the time being we are transitioning our weekly orientation and screening events to an appointment-only interview process starting Monday, March 16, 2020 in response to COVID-19.

Partners seeking to refer job-seekers to us for construction work opportunities can take the following steps:

  1. Have job-seekers complete the application first here:
    Alternatively, the PDF version can be completed and emailed to along with a copy of the OSHA-30 and resume. The PDF can be found here:
  2. Right after a job-seeker has submitted the application via the website or email, the job-seeker or partner should call us at our main line at 212 776-4149 to schedule an appointment for an in-person interview.

We will only be able to meet with candidates that have made an appointment with our staff starting Monday March 16th, 2020. If a job-seeker arrives at our office without an appointment, we will schedule them for a next available time slot at a later date.

Please feel free to give our staff a call at our main line at 212-776-4149 if you have any questions about our updated process.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.


About Building Skills NY

Building Skills NY (BSNY) provides opportunities for New York City residents to enter and build a career in the construction industry. Through our network of employers and partners, BSNY recruits, places in employment, and provides training opportunities for community residents interested in developing a career in the industry. Candidates for employment are identified through community partners and schools that prepare individuals for employment in the industry. Our focus is two-fold. First, we seek to attract qualified, motivated men and women who are ready, willing, and able to work in the industry. We provide candidates access to jobs in the industry, and opportunities to grow into a successful, well-paying career. Second, we aim to identity, support and train the highest performing candidates to become productive employees of our member companies.

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Who is eligible?

Interested candidates must meet some minimum requirements and be job ready.

  • 18 years of age or older.
  • NYC resident.
  • Eligible to work in the USA.
  • A minimum of a few months (4-6 months) work experience on a construction site.
  • OSHA-10 or OSHA-30 Construction Certification (Original copy).
  • Other construction certifications (Original copy).
  • Have an updated resume (Please include all recent and relevant experience, “off the books” construction site experience including job title and details, and all information is accurate).
  • Working cell phone.
  • Access to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Hard Hat, Boots, Gloves, Safety Googles.

What kind of construction jobs are available?

Our listings update every week. You are encouraged to apply even if you do not see an immediate match in the listings, as we receive new job opportunities every day through our extensive network.

How can I apply for BSNY jobs?

Candidates that meet the minimum BSNY requirements and would like to be considered for BSNY construction jobs are invited to complete an application online here:

I completed the application, what’s next?

Once the application completed and submitted, job-seekers will be contacted and interviewed over the phone and/or in-person at one of our upcoming orientation/screening events.

If a candidate submitted an application and has not heard back within 3 business days, please feel free to reach out about your application at or 2127764149

After being screened through a combination of phone interviews and/or an in-person interview at a recruitment event, candidates will be notified if they have been accepted into the BSNY pipeline to be considered and matched to BSNY jobs.

I am scheduled to attend a recruitment event, what can I expect and what do I bring?

Please review the information below to be prepared for the recruitment event you are scheduled to attend.

  • Events are held at 6:30AM at 570 Lexington Avenue, NY NY, 10022 on the Lower Level (basement) of the building. By subway: Take the 6 train to 51st St or the E/M train to Lexington Ave-53rd St.
  • On the day you are scheduled to attend a recruitment event, plan to arrive by 6:30AM. Late arrivals will not be admitted.
  • Arrive in construction work-ready attire (jeans, hard hat, boots, etc). You are not required to bring tools.
  • Bring your original copy of your OSHA card(s), other construction certifications (flagger’s, scaffolding, etc), ID, and resume.
  • At the event you will be completing additional intake paperwork, meet our team and hear more about BSNY’s expectations. Then you will have a one-on-one interview with our team to be considered for our jobs.
  • Decisions on whether to accept you into the BSNY pipeline and match you to a BSNY job will be made based on your interview at this event. Please prepare accordingly. This recruitment and orientation event should be treated like an actual job interview. 

I have other questions.

Please reach BSNY at 212-776-4149 or