New Mexico has just announced it will provide a tax credit to employers for hiring foster youth. These youths often have more obstacles to obtaining employment.

New Mexico is the first state to pass a law of this kind. An advocacy push is afoot to pass similar legislation at the federal level in the United States as well. Taxpayers who employ qualified foster youth for at least 20 hours a week may claim up to $1,000 (U.S.).

Read the whole story in the Chronicle of Social Change here.