New York state is expanding its digital kiosk footprint to better connect military veterans to needed resources. In a press release, Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office said the state is targeting transit hubs for the new kiosks.

“Every day in New York, we strive to ensure that those who have served our country have easy access to all of the benefits and programs available to them,” Gov. Hochul said.

“Through cross-agency collaborations and initiatives like this expansion of digital kiosks, we are improving access to services and demonstrating New York’s continued commitment to making our state the best place for veterans and their families to call home,” she said, adding, “we thank and honor them for their service to our nation.”

The new kiosks are being installed at welcome centers and transit hubs across the state to serve as a gateway to connect veterans, service members and their families to more than 60 state programs and services.

“We are grateful to Governor Hochul for her continued support and championing of new and innovative ways to reach the Veterans of New York through technological solutions such as the digital Welcome Center Kiosks,” said Viviana DeCohen, director of New York State Division of Veterans’ Services. “Her administration’s support of these initiatives ensures we fulfill our mission of assisting all of New York’s veterans, service members and their families in accessing the benefits they earned through their military service.”

Kiosks are now available on Long Island, and in Ithaca and New Baltimore. Six additional kiosks have been purchased and will be installed soon in the Adirondacks, Geneva, Fultonville, Alexandria Bay, Kirkwood, and Grand Island.

“The New York State Department of Labor proudly provides our veterans with a wide variety of assistance to help them find careers they love, including priority service, training and education opportunities, outreach programs for disabled vets and temporary hiring programs,” said Department of Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon. “These new digital kiosks are part of New York State’s ongoing effort to ensure that these heroes are connected to every available resource to support their needs.”

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