New Mexico offers incentives to business that hire foster kids

New Mexico News

The state is encouraging New Mexico businesses to hire foster youth. 

Under the tax credits law, employers who hire qualified foster youth may claim a tax credit of up to $1,000. 

The goal is to give children in the welfare system opportunities. 

“I think even though that stigma sometimes might be there, we have some youth like I said who are smart, who are hard working, and who are just looking for that chance to make a difference and become successful,” CYFD spokesperson Henry Varela said. 

New Mexico is the first state in the nation to provide tax credit to businesses that hire foster kids. 

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