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Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor Peter M. Rivera, Commissioner

Binghamton Mets and Department of Labor Team Up to Provide an "Amazin" Night Out for Region's Unemployed and Their Families

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Albany, NY (June 14, 2010) -

The Binghamton Mets, the AA affiliate of the NY Mets, and the New York State Department of Labor today announced that the Mets will offer the unemployed in Broome and Tioga counties 1,500 free vouchers for the June 23rd home game against the New Britain Rock Cats.  These vouchers, each the equivalent of two tickets, are available while supplies last.  They are redeemable at the Mets Box Office at NYSEG Stadium.  After they confirm that they are unemployed, residents of Broome and Tioga Counties can pick up one or two vouchers at these locations:

Broome-Tioga Workforce New York

171 Front Street

Binghamton, NY 13905

Tioga Employment Center

1062 State Route 38

Owego, NY 13827 

Not only will the unemployed receive tickets to see this great team; but also they will get excellent career services from dedicated staff at our One-Stop Career Centers.  Services include information about the new $2.8 million On-the-Job Training program, electronic job-matching through SMART 2010 software, and workshops on resume writing and career counseling. 

Jim Weed, General Manager of the Binghamton Mets, said, "Our staff works hard to promote a family atmosphere at the ballpark.  We are happy to be able to provide an opportunity for some families to attend a game and enjoy a night out at no cost to them."

State Labor Commissioner Colleen C. Gardner said, "As a lifelong Mets fan, I can't wait to come to Binghamton next week to watch the Mets rout the New Britain Rock Cats.  I especially look forward to spending the night with people from this region who are unemployed and their families, who could use a night off from their worries.  This is Mets baseball at its very best."

For more information, call (607) 778-6478.

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