- Associated Press - Thursday, July 14, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state is expanding a program designed to help urban young people get jobs.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state will increase funding for the Urban Youth Jobs Program from $20 million to $50 million. The program works by giving employers who hire at-risk young workers a tax credit of up to $5,000 per worker.

Cuomo announced the expansion at an event Wednesday in the Bronx.

He also unveiled a new pre-apprenticeship program that will offer reimbursements to companies that offer construction industry training to low-income young people.

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