The town of New Milford has again teamed up with the Department of Labor and Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board to provide summer jobs to eligible youths. The Summer Youth Employment program provides the hourly wage, FICA, contribution towards the town's Worker's Compensation Insurance and safety gear for the additional workers. For the safety of these temporary employees, Mayor Pete Bass says an extra supervisor was hired, which is also covered by the program. Those in the program also take Career Edge modules to assist with their future. This is the second year New Milford participating in the program.