In May 2014, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the Unemployment Strikeforce, a new multi-pronged campaign to target areas of the State with the highest unemployment rates and boost employment.
In partnership with New York State, Empire State Development, the State Department of Labor and other partners, the campaign deployed in Bronx County in May 2014. In January 2015, Governor Cuomo announced the Strikeforce will be expanded and will now include the following counties: Bronx, Jefferson, Lewis, Kings, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Orleans, Montgomery, Franklin and Steuben.
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