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New York Youth Works Program

New York Youth Works Program

     NEW YORK STATE (WENY) --  New York increased funding in the 2014-2015 state budget for the highly successful New York Youth Works Program.

     Governor Cuomo approved a funding expansion by $10 million for the next four years. The program offers up to $3,000 in a form of tax credits for businesses that hire young people in at-risk communities. Businesses can also get an additional thousand dollar tax credit if the young worker is retained past 6 months.

     To qualify, workers must be between the ages of 16 and 24, considered at-risk and reside in one of the following 13 areas: New York City, Hempstead, Brookhaven, Utica, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, Schenectady, New Rochelle, Mt. Vernon, White Plains, or Yonkers.