JOE ROBACH SUPPORTS SUMMER JOBS PROGRAM WHICH WILL PUT MORE THAN 18,000 TEENS TO WORK

Joe Robach recently applauded the Governor for announcing that more than 18,000 teens will have jobs this summer through New York State’s Summer Youth Employment Program.  Finding jobs for Rochester’s youth has been a long initiative of Joe Robach.

The State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) has distributed $25 million in funding to all 57 counties and New York City to help bring youth into the workforce, acquire skills that can help them improve in school, and propel them to greater educational and career achievements.

Youth ages 14 to 20, whose families are recipients of public assistance, or have a family income below 200 percent of the federal poverty level, or $38,180 for a family of three, are eligible.

The funding can be used to subsidize wages, to support education and training activities, counseling and employment-related services, such as transportation to and from work or training. Youth interested in participating can contact their local department of social services.

OTDA Acting Commissioner Kristin M. Proud said: “Jobs are crucial to help teach teens responsibility, good work habits, budgeting and how to cooperatively accomplish goals in a business setting. Governor Cuomo enthusiastically supports the Summer Youth Employment Program because every year it gives employment opportunities and skills to teens who seek a brighter future.” For more information on this jobs initiative, contact the office of Joe Robach.