5 Ways To Celebrate Earth Day
Apr21

5 Ways To Celebrate Earth Day

National Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22nd, in the year of 1970. It began to hold events worldwide to demonstrate the impact of environmental pollution and the importance of taking care of this world that we live on. It is extremely good to keep the earth clean, safe, and environmentally happy. There are so many different ways that we can all be involved with helping make this planet a cleaner place, not only on Earth Day...

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Planning Now for a Summer Job
Apr17

Planning Now for a Summer Job

By Shannon Phillips, Employment and Training Specialist at Cortland Works Career Center At this time of year, I start to see a lot of youth, ages 14-16 especially, who are looking for employment. Let me start by saying there are very few jobs for this age group in Cortland. With an increase in adults taking part-time jobs and the restrictions placed by New York State on young workers, employers have few positions that they fill with...

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The Best Spring Date Spots in Cortland
Apr14

The Best Spring Date Spots in Cortland

With the hustle and bustle of real life, it’s hard to find time for your special someone. Love is special and spending time with the person you love is priceless. So, when you have a free Friday night, take them on a date! That doesn’t mean you must spend $150 on flowers, dinner, a movie, and a mariachi band. Dates are best when simple. Around Cortland, we have some amazing go-to date spots that are crowd favorites. Cortland is a sea...

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What Are Working Papers and How Do I Get Them?
Apr13

What Are Working Papers and How Do I Get Them?

By Shannon Phillips, Employment and Training Specialist at Cortland Works Career Center Your first job is a rite of passage that many teens look forward to. According to New York State Labor Law, youth as young as 11 can work legally in a very narrow range of jobs. When you turn 14, however, you become eligible for New York State Working Papers, which are not actually papers but a card that allows you to work legally. There are...

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5 Hobbies That Could Become Your Career or Part-Time Job
Apr12

5 Hobbies That Could Become Your Career or Part-Time Job

A common expression goes, “If you do what you love then you never have to work a day in your life.” If you are lucky enough to find something that you enjoy doing, then your job will feel less like “work” and more like a hobby. But this isn’t always easy! A lot of these fields can be really competitive and may not always rack into a lot of money. A lot of our parents steer us away from some of these paths because they may sound...

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