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Priority of Service for Veterans:

We are proud to offer Priority of Service to veterans and their eligible spouses. This means that if you served on Active Duty in the United States Armed Forces, you will:

  • Be served by the next available staff member
  • Get first priority for jobs and training for which you are eligible and qualified


If you are under the age of 25, please visit our Youth Employment page!


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Direct to Work - Pathways to Manufacturing

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Direct to Work (DTW) is a full-time (Monday through Friday 9:30 am – 3:30 pm), four-week career readiness manufacturing program. The training includes learning technical skills through an online site called ToolingU-SME and applying those skills using both physical tools and virtual reality technology called Transfr VR. Participants in the program gain industry exposure by taking trips to local manufacturers, team building skills, and direct job placement.

Register for our upcoming info session! The session will take place in the BorgWarner room of the Tompkins County Public Library on July 8th at 12pm to 1:30pm (101 East Green Street, Ithaca, NY 14850)



Parking Near the Career Center

Tompkins Workforce New York Career Center is located at 171 E. State Street, Suite 241, in the Center Ithaca building on the Commons in downtown Ithaca. The Career Center is open Monday-Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm and closed for federal holidays.

The most convenient place to park is in the Green Street Parking Garage, which is adjacent and accessible to the Center Ithaca Building. Other parking options are the Seneca Street Garage or the Cayuga Street Garage or street parking. The addresses and hourly rates for all three garages are listed at the bottom.

Once you have arrived on the Ithaca Commons, enter the Center Ithaca building (the building with the red exclamation point). Tompkins Workforce New York Career Center is located on the 2nd Floor, Suite 241. Upon entering the building, you will be on the first floor. Proceed to the back right corner and you will find stairs and the elevator.

If you take the elevator, go to the second floor. When you step out of the elevator, walk straight ahead and then turn left; the atrium will be on your right. Turn left again at the end of the hall. Tompkins Workforce New York Career Center, Suite 241, will be the first door on the right. If you take the stairs, go up two levels (past the mezzanine level) to the second floor at the very top of the stairs. When you reach the top of the stairs, turn left. The atrium will be on your right. At the end of the hall, turn left. Tompkins Workforce New York Career Center, Suite 241, will be the first door on the right. Please sign in at the greeter desk.

  • Green Street Garage: 120 East Green Street Hourly: $1.00/ hour
  • Seneca Street Garage: 202 E. Seneca Street Hourly: $1.00/ hour
  • Cayuga Street Garage: 235 South Cayuga Street Hourly: $1.00/ hour
  • On-street parking is $1.50/hour and is enforced from 9AM - 6PM, Monday through Friday

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