Youth Employment Services

Youth Employment Service
Youth Employment Services (YES) offers several different types of opportunities for teens, local residents, and employers:
  • Job listing and referral (includes part-time, seasonal, and odd jobs)
  • Job search assistance and support
  • Work placements funded and supported by Youth Employment Service
Getting Started
  1. Get a YES application from the Ithaca Youth Bureau or download a PDF version (PDF)
  2. Have a parent/guardian sign the application.
  3. Provide the name and addresses of 3 references.
  4. Bring your application to the YES office or hand it to a staff member at one of our school outreaches and we will set up an interview. You can find us in the Ithaca High School cafeteria on Tuesdays and Thursdays during lunch or at Lehman Alternative Community School in the main hallway Wednesdays during lunch.
Through JobNet we can help you get hired by:
Local Businesses
  • Assist you with phone and interview skills
  • Help with applications and the application process
  • Our staff can tell you who is hiring
  • Some of our partners are Cornell, TJ Maxx, Subway, Shortstop Deli, Wegman's, and Purity.
  • Work on follow-up strategies
Local Residents
  • Our staff can help you get regular or one-time jobs, including yard work, babysitting, snow shoveling, moving, office cleaning, animal care, and manual labor
  • We can supply a list of contacts or directly refer you to these jobs
JobNet is for Tompkins County teens, age 14 to 20.

If you qualify for a subsidized job, we can hire you to:
  • Offer support for you throughout the work experience
  • Our staff can match you to a job related to your interests
  • Teens have worked at: Cass Park, GIAC, Southside, Alternatives Federal Credit Union, Sciencenter, Cornell, Comet Skateboard Co., Drop-In Center, and Youth Bureau Summer Camps
  • We have both summer and school-year job opportunities
  • Work part time in the local community