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Business Resources

Resources from the New York State Business Council

"As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in New York State, it is important that employers and employees understand the impacts of the virus and how the strand affects individuals, day to day business and the economy."

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Shared Work Program

Shared work: the layoff alternative. To find out about this program, please click here

Printable Flyers for COVID-19

After you access this CDC page, scroll down to see flyers available in different languages.

Employer forms and publications

For DOL Employer Forms and publications, please click here

Unemployment Insurance Information

Unemployment Insurance Reform for Employers

For additional information pertaining to Unemployment Insurance, please click here

Employee Poster Requirements

Go to & search "Posting" or visit

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Tax Incentives

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) helps targeted workers move from economic dependency into self-sufficiency as they earn a steady income and become contributing taxpayers, while participating employers are able to reduce their income tax liability. To qualify employers for the credit, individuals must be verified as members of a targeted group

Workers with Disabilities - Employment Tax Credit (WETC) - Businesses that employ people who currently receive vocational rehabilitation services (or people who received them up to two years prior to hire) may earn $2,100 more in state tax credits. You get the credit during the second year of employment and can combine it with the WOTC credit.

The Hire-a-Vet Credit (NYS Tax Credit) - encourages the hire of qualified veterans. Businesses must employ a qualified veteran for no less than 35 hours per week for one full year. A qualified veteran is someone who served on active duty in the US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Reserves, National Guard, New York Guard or New York Naval Militia, and was released from active duty by general or honorable discharge after September 11, 2001. Qualified veterans must attest that they were not employed for 35 or more hours in the previous 180 days. 

New York Youth Jobs Program tax credit - The New York Youth Jobs Program encourages businesses to hire unemployed, disadvantaged youth, ages 16 to 24, who live in New York State. This program helps make it easier for youth to find a job and career training path.

If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact:
Margaret Burkett, Business Services Representative
New York State Department of Labor
(607) 432-4800 ext.125

How to Apply for Credits - Call the New York State Labor Department at 1-888-4-NYSDOL. has answers to common questions employers have about federal labor laws, including many for small businesses.

Addtional Resources

“How-To Guide” for Employers and guidance on establishing inclusive internship programs.

Apprenticeship Program

New York State of Health - Health insurance information in various languages


Commerce Chenango Business Resources

Delaware County Chamber of Commerce Grow Your Business

Otsego County Chamber of Commerce Business Resource Center

The Best of Otsego County Community Guide

SCORE Business Plan Template for a Start-Up Business

IRS Business Structures

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Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.