New York State offers incentives and support for employers who hire the formerly incarcerated. As the Work for Success program (from the New York State Department of Labor) website states:
The policy of New York State and Governor Andrew Cuomo is to help the formerly incarcerated find employment. Under the Work for Success program, you and your business can earn up to $2,400 in federal tax credits for each formerly incarcerated individual you hire. This helps reduce recidivism, promote economic development, and improve public safety throughout New York State.
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