FEGS was founded in 1934, during the depths of the Great Depression. The organization sought to assist Jewish and other men and women to identify, prepare for, and find suitable jobs and to fight discrimination in the workplace. Our founders recognized the inherent personal, social, and economic strength one derives from having a job and being able to take care of oneself and one’s family. Nearly 80 years later, employment and workforce readiness remains a cornerstone of FEGS’s work.

FEGS helps people at all levels – entering or returning to the workforce – overcome their barriers, find a job and achieve economic independence. We assist job seekers to navigate their employment and career paths; strengthen their technology skills; and prepare for success in the workplace. We also partner with employers and the business community to find the best match of qualified candidates to employment opportunities.

Last year, FEGS programs helped more than 9,570 New Yorkers find work. We engaged thousands more in work internships that provided meaningful on-the-job experience. Our employment model is business and sector focused, locally informed and client-centric. We leverage significant relationships with thousands of employers to develop jobs in high-growth sectors and in-demand occupations, while simultaneously implementing best practices to meet the needs of individuals at every level of job readiness.

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