MAYOR DE BLASIO ANNOUNCES VACCINE FOR ALL CORPS
Hiring is now live at NYC.gov/vaccinejobs
NEW YORK—Mayor de Blasio today announced the Vaccine for All Corps, a civilian corps for workers to join the City’s vaccination effort. Through the Corps, the City will recruit 2,000 New Yorkers to serve their communities, with a priority focus on residents in the 33 Task Force for Racial Inclusion and Equity neighborhoods.
“Attention all New Yorkers: the Vaccine for All Corps is hiring,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “We are giving New Yorkers the opportunity to help their neighbors get vaccinated and rebuild our communities together, one vaccination at a time.”
Public recruitment is currently underway for jobs in Staten Island, the Rockaways and The Bronx. The City is focused on recruiting from communities in partnership with City agencies and community partners. The Corps is currently hiring for clinical roles, including vaccinators, as well as support and administrative roles. Training for new hires will be handled by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Interested jobseekers should visit nyc.gov/vaccinejobs. Recruitment for Vaccine for All Corps jobs is led by the Workforce1 Career Center System operated by the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS)
“Since the arrival of the vaccine in NYC, our vaccination hubs have become a key component of the City’s vaccine infrastructure – accessible, trusted, effective and located in communities and sites that are familiar to neighborhood residents,” said Deputy to Mayor for Health and Human Services Melanie Hartzog. “To date, thanks to New Yorkers’ incredible volunteer spirit, we’re proud to have vaccinated thousands of individuals at these vital sites. Now our Vaccine for All Corps will build on this important progress, bringing more staff and vaccinators online, including hiring directly from communities, ensuring these key sites and resources continue to be available to New Yorkers for the long-haul as we anticipate increased supply citywide.”
“Our COVID response is by, for and with the community,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Dave A. Chokshi. “New Yorkers are the true champions of the response and we’ll continue to rely on them to fuel the vaccination of hundreds of thousands of their fellow residents at our hubs.”