WOTC Target Groups: Summer Youth

Target Group Name
Summer Youth

Target Group Definition
A 16 or 17 year-old who is a resident of one of the federally designated Renewal Communities (RC), or Empowerment Zones (EZ) and is hired between May 1 and Sept. 15. There is one area in PA: parts of Philadelphia. For verification information on RC/EZ locations, visit the HUD Web site at: http://egis.hud.gov/egis/cpd/rcezec/ezec_open.htm.

Maximum Amount of Credit

40% of first-year Qualifying Wages for those new hires employed at least 400 hours; 25% of first-year Qualifying Wages for those new hires employed between 120 and 399 hours.

Length of Credit
One Year

Qualifying Wages Capped At

$3,000
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