State Labor Commissioner Peter M. Rivera said the state still has nearly $4 million available in federal funding to help businesses hire long-term unemployed workers through the On the Job Training Program.

The grant provides training subsidies of up to $23,000 per worker, funded fully by a $6.4 million federal grant, to encourage the hiring of long-term unemployed workers and help offset the cost of training. The grants target New Yorkers who have been unemployed for 20 weeks or more, and go to employers to cover 50 to 90 percent of training-related expenses.

Businesses can learn more about the available training funding by sending an email to: or visiting the website.