Youth Jobs Program for Young New Yorkers

Youth Jobs Program for Young New Yorkers
New York Youth Jobs Program
Young New Yorkers Building Their Future

Originally launched in 2012, the goal of the New York Youth Jobs Program is to help young people entering the world of work have a successful start.

Participants receive critical workforce skills that will serve them well into their careers. Once a Young New Yorker is certified to participate in the New York Youth Jobs Program, a counselor can help connect them with opportunities at participating, certified businesses. You can start earning a paycheck, get valuable work experience and start down a possible career path right away.

Additionally, participating businesses receive tax credits upwards of $7,500 per eligible hire. Initially limited to 13 target areas, the program was re-authorized through 2027 and expanded statewide.

"Is This Program Right For Me?"
We're Glad You Asked. Let's Find Out!
You're 16 to 24 Years Old

This program is designed for individuals between the ages of 16 and 24. As a heads up, 16 and 17 year-olds must be on track to earn their high school diploma or equivalency certificate and receive permission from a guardian.

You're Unemployed or Underemployed

If you're unemployed and seeking full-time work, or employed in a job that doesn't align with your skill set and interests, this program could be right for you. We want Young New Yorkers to find appropriate and meaningful work.

You're a New Yorker

Participants of this program are residents of New York State. There are a few more details to know, so click the button below to download our fact sheet. If you believe this program is right for you, apply by December 31, 2023.

"How Can I Participate As a Business?"
Great Question. Here's What You Need To Know.
What Are The Benefits?

Participating businesses receive tax credits upwards of $7,500 per eligible hire. Credit amounts depend on the eligible hire's full-time/part-time status and school status.

Is My Business Eligible?

All businesses with a physical location in New York State that are in good legal standing are eligible to apply to the New York Youth Jobs Program. Businesses must also be certificated to participate.

How Do I Apply?

First, view our fact sheet to learn all the details of business participation. After that, go ahead and apply online or by mailing in the PDF. The deadline for this term is November 30, 2023.

Please Note

Final Reports are due no later than January 31, 2023.

Report Forms and instructions will be emailed out beginning December 1st and will also be available in the Quick Links section of this webpage.

New York
Youth Jobs Program

Contact Us

If you have questions or need help, email [email protected]

New York Youth Jobs Program
Harriman State Office Campus
Building 12, Room 408
Albany, New York 12226
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