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Friday, December 19, 2014

NY Youth Works

We would like to inform you about an innovative initiative by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo that will help prepare young people for 21st century careers while providing tax credits to employers.

"NY Youth Works" will provide thousands of young people with work readiness skills, occupational training, and digital literacy instruction to help them build a foundation for future success.  At the same time, employers who help put these young people to work will be eligible for a $4,000 wage subsidy per worker in the form of tax credits.

Information about "NY Youth Works" can be found at: http://www.labor.ny.gov/careerservices/youth-tax-credit.shtm.

A Q&A document that answers some of the most frequently asked questions can be found at:http://www.labor.ny.gov/workforcenypartners/fundingopps/youth-works-rfa/ny-youth-works-q&a.pdf

If you are a business and are interested in becoming certified for this program, you can complete a simple online application at: https://labor.ny.gov/secure/workforce/youth-tax-credit/business.asp.  If you have questions, please leave a message with Barbara Kruczkowska at (631) 687-4858 or Barbara.Kruczkowska@labor.ny.gov and a Business Services Representative will contact you.  (Note: Businesses need to be within a "reasonable commuting distance" from the Town of Hempstead or the Town of Brookhaven, which essentially covers all of Long Island.)

If you are a community-based organization and know of qualifying youth interested in this program who live in the Town of Hempstead or the Town of Brookhaven, please direct them to the online application at https://labor.ny.gov/secure/workforce/youth-tax-credit/youth.asp.  Questions can be directed to Barbara Kruczkowska at (631) 687-4858 or Barbara.Kruczkowska@labor.ny.gov.