Workforce Development and Jobs

CornellOur Chamber members consistently cite workforce development as a top business concern. There are many local resources and collaborations between agencies that can help your recruitment and retention efforts. Below we have collected links to local resources that may be of interest to you.

One of the most efficient ways to get connected with many of these resources is to contact the Chamber. We’re in the business of leveraging our network for your success. Reach out to Dominick Recckio, our Member Relationship Manager to learn more.

  • Join the Chamber

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    Joining the Chamber of Commerce can help you connect to the local business community quickly, and help you navigate the resources and opportunities while you build your workforce or look for a job.

  • Job Training Grants

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    Under this contract, training grants of about $3,200 will be available to businesses that are either hiring a new employee or promoting a current employee to a new position.

  • Employment Services

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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.

  • Diversity Recruitment

    Tompkins County Strength in Diversity

    These resources are a sample of proactive, low-cost, high-impact diversity recruitment resources, in and around Tompkins County.

  • Opportunities for Women

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    The Women’s Opportunity Center is leading low income women to the pathway out of poverty by providing them individualized career counseling, training and removing barriers to become job ready and find employment.



    TST BOCES offers supplemental educational experiences for students and the community. They have a robust career and technical program, and provide training for those entering into the workforce.

  • Hospitality Employment

    Hospitality Employment Training Program

    Participants complete the program over six months and leave with a comprehensive resume of certifications and on the job training, putting them in a competitive position for supervisory roles in the hospitality industry.

  • Ithaca CollegeIC Career services

    Businesses and organizations can build relationships with college representatives, as well as post local jobs and internships that are distributed to alumni and current students.

  • Cornell

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    Cornell Career Services welcomes participation from all employers—small to large organizations, and from all employment sectors. Cornell Career Services will work with you to help you connect with their students.

  • TC3


    Employers are encouraged to submit their job and internship opportunities directly through CareerTrack, TC3’s online career management system powered by Purple Briefcase.

More to explore:

  • Access to Capital
    & Loans

    access to capital and loans in TOmpkins County

  • Incentives &
    Tax Abatements

    Tax incentives

  • Regional &
    NYS AssistanceNew York State