New Mexico is first state to offer tax credit to hire foster youth

FOX New Mexico

NMCAN says young people aging out of foster care are ill-prepared to secure and succeed in their employment and career interests, and few employers are willing to hire these young people who may require additional resources and support.

In order to improve their transition to adulthood and help address New Mexico’s skilled employee gap, young people aging out of foster care must be allowed to work, and employers must be encouraged and supported in providing employment opportunities for foster youth.

NMCAN says it is inviting people to a breakfast with youth leaders to celebrate those who played a critical role in the development and advocacy of the successful passage of the Foster Youth Employment Tax Credits Law.

RSVP requested by April 20 to 505-217-0220 ext. 1000.

The breakfast will be held at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center at 2401 12th Street NM, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104

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