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Youth Employment & Training (Ages 14-24)

Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) 

SYEP Youth Application 

Federal Income Guidelines

SYEP Worksite Registration

  • Register your business or organization to host SYEP workers this summer
  • We are currently prioritizing sites in Newfield, Trumansburg, Ulysses, Groton, Danby, and Caroline


The JobLink Program 

  • JobLink is a year-round program for Tompkins County young people ages 14-24
  • You can work up to 480 hours at $15.32/hour and improve your employable skills in a supportive environment
  • Learn more about JobLink by watching our short INFO VIDEOS on YouTube



  1. Young Adults and Teens seeking employment and training resources can complete the survey linked above
  2. A JobLink staff member will contact you to go over your submission and enroll you in the program
  3. Eligibility criteria for Tompkins Workforce NY youth programs is determined by WIOA federal guidelines
    • If you have questions about your eligibility, please email or call (607) 272-7570 ext. 129

Resources for Youth Workers

Submit your Timesheet

Payroll Calendar 2023

Under-18 Working Hours

WIOA Youth Fact Sheet

File an Incident Report

Workplace Complaint Form

Helpful Links:

How to Submit Your Timesheet - TUTORIAL (on desktop)

How to Submit Your Timesheet - VIDEOS (on mobile or desktop)

Resources for Worksite Supervisors

Approve Youth Timesheet

Laws on Employment of Minors

Helpful Links:

How to Approve Youth Timesheets 

Become a Worksite

The JobLink Program is seeking new partners to serve as Worksites for young people ages 14-24.

Some of our JobLink host worksites in 2022-2023 have included: Significant Elements Architectural Salvage, Longview, Finger Lakes ReUse, Green Star Cooperative Market, Dryden Southworth Library, Ithaca Murals, Mimi's Attic, The Office of Dr. Anna Kelles - Assemblymember for the 125th District, The Sciencenter, Mary Durham Boutique, and more. 

Apply for your business or organization!


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