Workforce Development Board of Herkimer, Madison & Oneida Counties, Inc.

Youth Employment Program (YEP)

The Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) has provided local workforce development areas funding to establish a Youth Employment Program (YEP).

YEP is an important platform that is intended to help reduce community gun violence and youth criminal justice involvement by providing year-round employment opportunities.

These funds will support the establishment of a program which includes employment, education and/or career exploration opportunities for TANF-eligible youth from low-income households.

This funding is further intended to support employment programs for youth at risk of gun violence as part of a statewide gun-violence reduction intervention model.

This program will connect eligible Oneida  County youth ages 14-20 with entry-level jobs in a variety of industries, including government agencies, hospitals, camps, non-profits, small businesses, museums and retail organizations for a duration of 12 weeks.

At the conclusion of the 12 weeks, the employer will have the option to hire the youth, the youth may secure their own employment, or staff will assist with job search or career exploration activities.

Fast Facts about the Youth Employment Program:

  • $15.00 per hour
  • Youth must be between the ages of 14 and 20 years old
  • The program runs from January 1 to June 30, 2024. Youth can work a flexible schedule depending on their availability and the work site
  • Must be an Oneida County resident and will work at various work sites throughout the county
  • Youth must meet income-eligible requirements*


For more information about this program or to apply, please contact:

Zuleyka Febo, YEP Coordinator or call 315-207-6951 ext. 144


*Income Eligbility


1                              $29,160
2                             $39,440
3                             $49,720
4                             $60,000
5                             $70,280
For each additional family member add $10,280

(06/01/23-05/31/24 200% Federal Poverty Guideline)

Please Note: We cannot fund or provide services to any male over the age of 18 who has not registered for selective service.

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