Career>Connect Long Island

We offer a wide array of career services which seek to address your unique needs, regardless of where you may be within your employment journey.

Whether you are looking to change career paths, or have been impacted by the recession and its aftermath, we provide a continuum of career support for the greater community.

These services include: individual career counseling; group support; career development and skill-building workshops and financial and legal counseling. Additionally, you will have access to our social, recreational and volunteer programs.

Vermilion Talent is the hub for career re-entry for female professionals in the Tri-State area ready to reclaim their careers, offering a portfolio of services such as events, links to resources, placement and networking opportunities. The Long Island Networking Group meets monthly in Huntington.

Interested in becoming a community partner? Please contact Michelle Laser, LCSW, Director of Social Services, 516-484-1545, ext. 200,

Workshops +

Our workshops and events offer you the support you need on your career journey.

Workshops include:

  • Job search training
  • Résumé writing
  • Interviewing skills
  • Networking
  • Cover and thank you letter writing
  • Social media networking
  • LinkedIn


Holiday gatherings are a perfect time to network! Join us for a free holiday job search networking event and celebration. The event will include networking, snacks, giveaways and raffles. We look forward to celebrating and networking with you!
Thursday, December 14

Boot Camp

Employment Boot Camp

Start the new year off right and invest in your career with our Employment Boot Camp, designed to help participants navigate their job search, transition into a new career and return to the workplace. Through these workshops, you will also learn how to conduct an effective job search to gain employment.

Eight days of intensive training workshops include:

  • Small, intimate class sizes
  • Access to one-on-one career coaching
  • Customized coaching in résumé and cover letter writing, interviewing techniques, networking,
  • LinkedIn and job search strategies

8 sessions
Begins Wednesday, January 17, ends Monday, February 12
$80 / members $70

Participants must attend all 8 sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays. Advance registration required.

For more information, contact Heather Rottmund, Career Service Specialist, 516-484-1545 ext. 104,

Employment at
the JCC


Our Employment Networks For Your Business

Recruitment, Internship and Volunteer Services

Career>Connect Long Island partners with employers and the business community to find the best match of qualified candidates for your open employment opportunities. We can bring you talented staff to help you run your business, whether you are for-profit or nonprofit.

Program Population

We currently assist job seekers, including those with special needs, to secure volunteer, intern and career opportunities. Our job seekers range from new high school/college graduates to experienced professionals.


Become an Employer Partner through:

Employment- We provide recruitment assistance for your hiring needs. You will work closely with us through the interviewing and hiring process, as well as gain our ongoing support to create a win-win employment opportunity.

Internships- (school year and/or summer) You provide a safe learning opportunity, and we provide the insurance coverage and stipends for our students (special needs population only).

Volunteer Opportunities- A variety of career-focused volunteer opportunities are available for you and your employees. Activities include: guest speaking opportunities, mock interview workshops and speed networking events.


  • No fee recruitment services- for all industries and all skills level in for-profit and nonprofit organizations.
  • Assessment and selection- we assess your staffing needs and screen applicants to assure the right match.
  • Transition services- on-site support can be provided to new employees to ensure a successful employment experience (special needs population only).

Vocational Training

Vocational Training and Employment Center (VTEC)


In partnership with local businesses, our Vocational Training and Employment Center helps individuals on the autism spectrum or with other special needs make vital contributions to the American workforce through professional and personal development. VTEC provides hands-on job experience for young adults with special needs through internships and employment at local businesses. We foster strong community relationships, ensuring both parties get the support they need. VTEC benefits include:

  •    Vocational assessments
  •    Internship opportunities
  •    Job placement
  •    Ongoing support
  •    Relevant workshops
  •    Social opportunities

Pamela Zimmer, MS Ed., Director of Camp Kehilla & Special Needs Programs, 516-484-1545, ext. 148,

Partial funding for these programs is provided by:

  •   The Sheldon A. Sinett BASICS Fund of Sid Jacobson JCC
  •   Taft Foundation
  •   J.E. & Z.B. Butler Foundation
  •   UJA-Federation of New York

We would like to thank the following local businesses who have partnered with us to provide internships and jobs to our VTEC clients:

Want more information?

Michelle Laser, LCSW, Director of Social Services, 516-484-1545 ext. 200,

Heather Rottmund, MHA, Career Services Specialist, 516-484-1545 ext. 104,

Linda Samet, M.Ed., Career Services Specialist, 516-484-1545 ext. 112,

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