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

Department of Labor and Binghamton Mets Work Together to Increase Awareness of Job Search Services for the Unemployed

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Albany, NY (May 23, 2011) -

The New York State Department of Labor and the Binghamton Mets today announced that in an effort to increase awareness of the Labor Department's job search services, the Mets will offer the unemployed in Broome and Tioga Counties 3,000 free tickets for the June 1 home game against the Erie Seawolves. Vouchers for these tickets are available, while supplies last, at the Department of Labor's local One-Stop Career Centers to those who can verify that they are unemployed.  The vouchers (worth two tickets each) are then redeemable at the Mets' box office at NYSEG Stadium.  Unemployed residents of Broome and Tioga Counties can pick up vouchers for up to four tickets 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 the Mets; they will also receive excellent services from the Department of Labor's One-Stop Career Centers.  These services include electronic job-matching, on-the-job training, workshops on resume writing, career counseling and more.

State Executive Deputy Commissioner of Labor Mario J. Musolino said, "The partnership between the Binghamton Mets and the Department of Labor is one we hope will continue for years to come. On June 1 we encourage the unemployed in Broome and Tioga Counties to take a night off from their worries, come to NYSEG Stadium and watch the future of the New York Mets right here in the Southern Tier."

Jim Weed, General Manager of the Binghamton Mets, said, "We are proud to team up with the Department of Labor to offer free tickets for fans that may not otherwise be able to attend a B-Mets game."

For more information, call (607) 778-2136.

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