By Nathaly Pesantez
No need to travel to Manhattan or Brooklyn to take a civil service exam for a city job anymore.
A computer based testing center for civil service exams opened in Forest Hills Thursday, with the aim of increasing access to the exam and city job opportunities.
“There is great talent in every borough in this City and ability to get to Manhattan or Brooklyn should not dictate whether you’re able to apply for a job with the city,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio in a Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) statement.
The testing center, located at 118-35 Queens Boulevard, is a state-of-the-art facility that, along with testing, has a computer room available to the public to apply for upcoming exams and city jobs.
“This new testing facility will help ensure those seeking to become a civil servant or those looking for a promotion will have every opportunity to do so,” said Councilman I. Daneek Miller.
Vocational training, seminars, and interpretation and translation phone services will also be provided at the center.
The new testing center is the first one in the borough of Queens, and will be open six days a week, including evenings.