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Center Ithaca, Suite 241
Ithaca, NY  14850
(607) 272-7570
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Tompkins Workforce New York provides a convenient, one-stop shopping approach for accessing employment-related services for businesses, workers, and jobseekers in Tompkins County.  Our full-service Workforce New York Career Center is located in downtown Ithaca in Center Ithaca on The Commons. Our Center provides an open, friendly, and professional atmosphere with trained staff ready to assist jobseekers and employers.

What's New:

RELEASE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS:  The Tompkins County Workforce Development Board has released a Request for Proposals for the 2015 Workforce Innovations and Opportunities (WIOA) In-School and Out-of-School Youth  Programs. Organizations wishing to receive the program specifications are asked to email to request the complete package.  Letters of Intent to Apply are due by Monday, April 20, 2015, and completed proposals are due Friday, May 15, 2015 at 11:30 a.m.

World of Skills 20 is COMING!!! April 23, 2015 9 a.m. - Noon - The Hotel Ithaca (formerly The Holiday Inn), 222 South Cayuga Street, Ithaca

Attend a Pre-fair Workshop, dates and locations below:

Tuesday, April 7, 5:30, 5:30 at GIAC. Michelle Rios-Dominiguez, IC Human Resources, will give an over view of the fair, what to expect and some helpful hints on how to effectively market yourself to employers. The majority of the workshop will be hands-on assistance, including suggestions for resume prep and how to interact with employers. To register contact Michelle Rios-Dominguez, 274-1506 or

Monday, April 13, 1:00-2:00 pm., Tompkins Workforce NY, Center Ithaca. Lead by Ramona Emery, TC Workforce NY, the workshop is for individuals who have never attended a job fair before; we will discuss how to prepare for a job fair, what to expect and how to present your skills to an employer.  General tips and communication etiquette will be discussed. To register call 272-7570. To request an American Sign Language Interpreter or an accommodation for a disability for this session please call the Finger Lakes Independence Center, 272-2433. Call by Thursday, April 10, Noon.

For information call the Finger Lakes Independence Center, 272-2433 or visit


Are you interested in a job in construction, but have little or no previous construction experience?  The Skilled Trades Diversity Council is offering a 10-week Pre-Construction Preparedness Course for individuals 18 years or older.  To learn more click here!


March 2015 Workforce Dashboard


Veterans Come First! Tompkins Workforce New York offers Priority of Service to veterans and their eligible spouses.

What does this mean? If you served in the military, you will be:

  • Served first by the next available staff member.
  • Given first priority for jobs and training referrals for which you are eligible and qualified.

Additional information is available at:


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