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Schumer Announces Fed Funding for Ithaca Pathways to Employment Program

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Senator Chuck Schumer announced nearly $1.2 million in federal funding for Ithaca Area Economic Development’s Direct-To-Work Pathways to Employment program.


The funding comes from the US Department of Labor’s Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities Initiative. The dollars will help expand and establish new career readiness programs to connect workers to good-paying jobs in Tompkins County and the Southern Tier in both advanced manufacturing and the construction trades.

Schumer says thanks to the federal investment, the Ithaca program projects to be able to engage 18 employers and expects to place at least 135 workers in entry-level jobs across the two industry partnerships in advanced manufacturing and construction.

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