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Posted on: October 27, 2020

[ARCHIVED] an hour longer to vote-- Cares act help for businesses

Bd of Elections added an extra hour to vote. New times below...

and, CARES act financial help for businesses

 AN HOUR EXTRA TO VOTE (revised hours)...and care act funding for businesses

The following are the revised Early Voting Hours. Hours, staffing, number of machines are made by the Westchester County Board of Elections - not the town.  Flu shots are being given today thru Friday. Food truck vendors continue to sell food, drink at Town Hall during early hours. And we're encouraging local musicians to donate their time to help reduce the lines.

  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 12 PM until 9 PM
  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020 from 8 AM until 5 PM
  • Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 12 PM until 9 PM
  • Friday, October 30, 2020 from 8 AM until 5 PM
  • Saturday, October 31, 2020 from 12 PM until 6 PM
  • Sunday, November 1, 2020 from 12 PM until 6 PM



WPWDB Launches “Experience Works” Program to Help Businesses Hire or Rehire Staff

The WPWDB has received CARES Act funding to assist employers in hiring new staff or bringing back laid off staff through its “EXPERIENCE WORKS” Program. This program provides paid employment to each participant from the agreement activation date until December 30, 2020.

The program is designed to provide timely support to small business owners and jobseekers effected by COVID-19.  Small businesses—the largest employers in Westchester—are particularly in need in this time and the program will allow them to hire or rehire staff while giving them temporary relief from payroll obligations. Job Seekers experiencing uncertain employment, the possible need to change careers midstream, and the challenges of working effectively remotely will directly benefit from this program. The WPWDB will pay the employee for 100% of their wages at the employer’s wage rate commensurate for their job description and title. The Programs runs to December 30, 2020 and all funds must be utilized by Dec. 30.

How it works: Participants will be paid at the employer’s wage rate up until December 30, 2020 on a bi-weekly basis, after which time the WPWDB will work with the employer for continued employment/training services. The participant will be a 1099 contractor of the WPWDB and will receive payment directly. No withholding taxes will be deducted; the participant is responsible for Federal and NYS taxes on the income as well as FICA and Medicare. They will receive a 1099-MISC for 2020 tax returns. There are no eligibility requirements. Any employer may apply.

Employer Responsibility:

  • Complete the “Experience Works” Program agreement form providing candidate names and positions;
  • Add the participant to the employer’s worker’s compensation policy and provide a copy of the coverage;
  • Provide daily supervision of participant and ensure work tasks and duties are commensurate with the job description;
  • Provide the WPWDB with weekly attendance records.

Participant Responsibility:

  • Complete “Experience Works” form.
  • Complete and supply an Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) and W-9 form to the WPWDB.
  • Be responsible for Federal and NYS taxes as well as FICA and Medicare.

“Our Employment Services Staff is ready to accept applications and answer any questions to facilitate the fast activation of potential hires or rehires to their staff. We are eager to provide immediate assistance to alleviate some of the financial duress employers and employees are facing,” stated WPWDB Executive Director Thom Kleiner. “We especially urge small business owners to take advantage of this unique opportunity that Westchester County Executive Latimer has provided at this critical time.”

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress with and signed into law by President Trump on March 27th, 2020.  It provides fast and direct economic assistance for American workers, families, and small businesses, and preserve jobs for our American industries.

Register to Arrange a Counselor Session: 

For more information call: 914-995-8552 or email:

THE WESTCHESTER-PUTNAM WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD (WPWDB) is comprised of leaders and staff of state and county government agencies, non-profits, public education, and the private sector who work together to strengthen the partnerships between business, education, and service providers within the “Career Center Network” to meet the needs for a skilled workforce. The WPWDB pursues funding opportunities and develops model programs and leading-edge practices. The “Network” is made up of four Career Centers (White Plains, Mount Vernon, Peekskill, and Carmel) as well as partner agencies that provide state-of-the-art technology, training, resources, and services to youth, adults and employers. For more information, visit


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