JAMESTOWN – The City of Jamestown is among cities across New York that will receive funding to combat gun violence.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that $16 million has been allocated to launch workforce training job placement programs in 20 cities across the state.
Jamestown, specifically, will receive $225,000.
The money will be used to create 45 new jobs for 18 to 24-year-olds locally.
“We know that simply telling kids to put the gun down doesn’t work, we have to give them an alternative,” Cuomo said in a statement. “This new funding, for job training and stable, good-paying career placement opportunities for our most vulnerable young people across New York State, does just that.”
The new program is part of Cuomo’s gun violence disaster emergency declared this month.