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New York: 1,755 jobs available for at-risk youth in Bronx, 501 jobs in Capital Region

Christian Fernsby |
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced 1,755 jobs will be available for at-risk youth in 17 ZIP codes that make up the zone.

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The ZIP codes are: 10451, 10452, 10453, 10454, 10456, 10457, 10459, 10460, 10461, 10462, 10463, 10465, 10466, 10467, 10469, 10472, and 10473.

The state will provide funding to create 881 summer jobs for youth aged 15 to 24 in this zone to keep them employed until the start of school this year. The State is also partnering with the Consortium for Worker Education to provide job training and placement into long-term jobs for 874 young people who are out of school and live in this zone.

Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order No. 211 declaring gun violence a disaster emergency and requiring New York State's Division of Criminal Justice Services to compile incident-level data provided by major police departments on a weekly basis so that it may be used by the newly established Office of Gun Violence Prevention to track emerging gun violence hot spots and deploy resources to areas most in need.

In today's meeting for the Bronx, specific steps to combat gun violence included:

Creating 1,755 jobs for youth, including 881 summer jobs and 874 long-term jobs placed in partnership with CWE;

Establishing summer programs for youth, including over 200 activities at Roberto Clemente State Park and other State Parks across New York City;

Hiring new violence interveners to work at existing community intervention programs; and

Expanding community services and assistance for mental health support, substance abuse treatment and family crisis intervention.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced 501 jobs will be available for at-risk youth in the Capital Region in 13 ZIP codes that make up the zone. The ZIP codes are: 12202, 12204, 12206, 12207, 12209, and 12210, in Albany; 12180 and 12182, in Troy; 12303, 12304, 12307, 12308, and 12309, in Schenectady.

The State will provide funding to create 111 summer jobs for youth aged 15 to 24 in this zone to keep them employed until the start of school this year. The State will also partner with the local workforce development boards and community partners to provide job training, credentialing and career placement services to ultimately connect 390 at-risk youth living in these zones to good-paying, permanent jobs. Unemployed, underemployed and out-of-school youth age 18-24 in areas of cities impacted by gun violence will be eligible.


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