Wednesday, February 22, 2012

NYS Deputy Director of Civil Rights hosts live web chat Feb. 24 at 11 a.m., on new program for businesses and at-risk youth

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed the NY Youth Works Program into law on December 9, 2011, to encourage businesses to hire unemployed, disadvantaged youth.  New York State Deputy Secretary for Civil Rights Alphonso David will be hosting a live web chat this Friday, February 24, at 11 a.m. to introduce the program and answer everyone's (businesses, youth, parents, agencies, etc.) questions.

More about NY Youth Works
NY Youth Works is a statewide program to combat the unacceptably high unemployment rates among inner city youth in communities across New York. The new program includes $25 million in tax credits for businesses that hire unemployed and disadvantaged youth and $62 million to support job training programs.  (Click here to learn more about the NY Youth Works program.)

For Youth (Ages 16-24) – This program can help you get a job! Plus, you may earn up to $900 to cover your expenses if you get training from an authorized NY Youth Works provider. Click here for more details.

For Businesses – Your business can earn tax credits of up to $4,000 for eligible youth starting work between January 1, 2012 and July 1, 2012. Your business must be certified to participate in the program. The process is easy; click here for details.

Do you have questions about the program, and how it applies to you, your friends or your family? Click here to submit a question (and share on your facebook wall)!  You can visit this site on Friday at 11 a.m. to participate in the live chat.  A transcript of the chat will be posted online here after the chat.

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