UJA-New York lends helping hand to out of work Wall Streeters

The New York federation is reaching out to those in the financial services industry who suddenly find themselves out of work, and is trying to help them find jobs.

A buddy of mine – who is still well-employed by a major bank – sent me this email from the UJA-NY announcing that the federation has opened a job bank of sorts.

In response to the downturn in New York’s job market, UJA-Federation of New York’s Wall Street and Financial Services Division has initiated Wall Street Job Link, a program run by F.E.G.S. Health and Human Services System to help people in our community directly affected by recent layoffs.

This online resource will enable job applicants to register their career profiles and resumes on an exclusive site geared toward Wall Street and financial-service professionals. Profiles and resumes will be available for viewing by prospective employers who are recruiting to fill open positions within their firms.

If you or someone you know is looking for a job and would like to participate in this program, please visit www.parnossahworkswallstreet.org.

F.E.G.S. Health and Human Services System, a beneficiary agency of UJA-Federation of New York, provides a host of employment services, programs, and resources. For more information, please visit www.fegs.org or contact the F.E.G.S. Resource & Referral Line at 1.212.524.1780.

Good move, says the Fundermentalist. The UJA-NY took in about $40 million from its Wall Street division last year. That is hard to do if your donors aren’t working….

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