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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.


RELEASED - The Tompkins County Workforce Development Board has released a Request for Proposals for the 2017 Summer Youth Employment Program. Organizations wishing to receive the program specifications are asked to visit the Tompkins County Purchasing website   You will be asked to complete the registration process free of charge prior to downloading.

Complete proposals are due by March 15, 2017 at 11:30 a.m.



A Workshop for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Tompkins Workforce New York and Alternatives Federal Credit Union’s Business Cents Program are once again teaming up to offer a FREE event for aspiring entrepreneurs.   

This event is targeted for people exploring a business concept or in the early stages of developing a small business. By the end of this two-hour workshop, participants will learn how to assess whether or not a business can be viable, if s/he has “what it takes” to run a business, and resources they can tap into locally, regionally and nationally. 

Join us Tuesday, March 7th, 2017, at Tompkins County Public Library, Borg Warner Room, from 9:00-11:00am. This FREE workshop will be facilitated by Kathleen Clark, Coordinator, Business Cents and Steve Messmer, Advisor, Small Business Development Council.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, February 28th to Jackie Mouillesseaux-Grube, 607-272-7570- x108 or


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!


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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