The NY Youth Works Program encourages businesses to hire unemployed, disadvantaged youth, ages 16 to 24, who live in the following cities and towns: Albany, Buffalo, New York, Rochester, Schenectady, Syracuse, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Utica, White Plains, Yonkers, Brookhaven and Hempstead.
(Note: Youth must live within the town or city limits, not a nearby area or suburb that shares the name for postal or other reasons)
Due to its success in 2012, the legislature and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo have re-authorized the New York Youth Works program. It began January 1, 2014 and will continue for four years concluding on December 31, 2018.
Governor Cuomo's NY Youth Works Program has two elements:
To qualify for the tax credit, your business must be certified by the NYS Department of Labor. For program year 2014 an application for certification must be received by the Department between January 1, 2014 and November 30, 2014.
The tax credit only applies to hiring employees ages 16 to 24 who are certified through the NYS Department of Labor to participate in the program. The Department of Labor will refer certified youth to your business or assist you in getting youth certified who are appropriate candidates for your business. For program year 2014 youth must start work between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014.
Your business may earn tax credits equal to the following amounts. If the amount of the credit exceeds your tax liability, you may receive the excess as a refund.
To be eligible for certification, your business must be:
It's quick and easy to apply for certification. Simply access the online application by clicking the link above.. All applications must be received by the NYS Department of Labor between January 1, 2014 and November 30, 2014. You can choose to receive written notice of your business certification via e-mail or the U.S. Postal Service.
If you need more information, please contact the New York State Department of Labor at NYYW@labor.ny.gov or by phone at 1-877-226-5724.
Businesses certified for New York Youth Works Program in 2012 may re-certify by simply updating their contact information and attesting to the Terms of Service Agreement by filling out and submitting the business application.
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Need help finding a job? The NY Youth Works Program can assist you! Our goal is to help you get into the workplace and succeed. First, all you have to do is get certified by the NYS Department of Labor. That's easy. Just fill out the youth application. NYSDOL will accept 2014 applications faxed or sent via U.S. mail from youth with little or no access to a computer. NYSDOL will not accept applications submitted for youth by a business or tax consultant. For program year 2014 we must receive your application by December 31, 2014. Youth who participated in 2012 must re-certify using the link below.
To participate in the NY Youth Works Program, you must:
In addition, at least one of the following must apply to you:
If you need more information, please contact the New York State Department of Labor at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 1-877-226-5724.
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