Employment & Training Response to COVID-19


Updated 3/19/20

The office is closed to the public but staff is taking calls to assist over the phone with unemployment insurance questions. Claims can be made online at www.labor.ny.gov and over the phone at 1-888-209-8124 M-F 8-5. Cayuga County Employment and Training and NYS DOL are both co-located at the Cayuga Works Career Center and can be reached at 315-253-1590.


The Cayuga County Employment and Training Department provides the following services and programs:

  • Classroom training provides vocational education in demand occupations at area Vocational and Educational Centers. This program provides tuition and supportive services to eligible participants.
  • On-the-job training provides an opportunity to learn while you earn. Area employers train eligible participants at their place of business and participants are paid by the employer while they are trained in their career interest area.

Funding is provided by the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA). The department is located within the Regional Economic Center at Cayuga Community College.