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Diverse Workforce Coalition Introduces Employ Buffalo Niagara

BUFFALO, N.Y– The Buffalo Niagara Partnership and a coalition of employers, community leaders, educators and service providers introduce Employ Buffalo Niagara, a new initiative to strengthen the local job market through employer-led workforce development. Employ Buffalo Niagara was created to streamline workforce development efforts and give employers better access to a greater number of qualified, diverse job candidates in Western New York. At the same time, the initiative aims to connect job seekers with a growing number of career opportunities in the region.

Buffalo Niagara Partnership Announces 27th Annual ATHENA Award® Recipient

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is excited to announce Norma Nowak, Ph.D., Executive Director of UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences, as the recipient of the 2017 ATHENA Award®. A packed house of over 500 people were on hand at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center this afternoon for the announcement. The ATHENA Leadership Award® honors exceptional individuals who have achieved the highest level of professional excellence, contribute time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community, and actively assist others, particularly women, in realizing their full leadership potential.

Buffalo Niagara Partnership Helping to Lead Push for Workers’ Compensation Reform

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is joining forces with more than 50 organizations all across New York in pushing for commonsense Workers’ Compensation reform.  In a letter to every member of the New York State Legislature, the Partnership and its allies outlined the need for Workers’ Compensation reform and the specific changes that should be made to lower employer costs without compromising care and compensation for injured workers.  New York State currently has the third highest Workers’ Compensation premium costs in the country, up from 19th highest back in 2008.

WBFO Previews ‘CEOs Speak’

WBFO is looking ahead to a Buffalo Niagara Partnership event on Tuesday that will feature the revealing of a new Siena Research Institute survey. The survey is expected to reveal a significant increase in confidence among Upstate New York CEO’s.