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6 executives focused on diversity have big ideas for Buffalo Niagara’s companies
BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) — The Buffalo Niagara region is becoming a more diverse place – and that growing diversity is a big reason why the local population is growing again after five decades of decline.
But that doesn’t always translate into better jobs and better opportunities for the immigrants and Black and brown residents who are driving much of the population growth.
And that’s where ongoing efforts to increase diversity among local businesses comes in.
A Buffalo Niagara Partnership survey in 2020 found that nearly 3 of every 4 businesses responding had launched an initiative to become more diverse, but fewer than 1 in 5 had set concrete diversity and inclusion goals, and just 1 in 20 said they had fully achieved those goals.
Here what six executives who focus on diversity think needs to be done.
BNP Welcomes Kenya Hobbs as new Dir. Community Engagement & Equity Initiatives
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership (BNP) is pleased to announce the hiring of Kenya K. Hobbs as Director, Community Engagement & Equity Initiatives.
Buffalo Niagara Partnership Announces 2023 ATHENA Award® Individual Finalists
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is pleased to announce the individual finalists for the 2023 ATHENA Leadership and Young Professional Leadership Awards®. The awards recognize contributions made by women leaders that show professional excellence and advance the status of women throughout the Buffalo Niagara region.
Manufacturers focus on workforce needs, energy requirements
BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) — Manufacturers in the Buffalo Niagara region have a lot on their minds, beyond supply chain issues and inflation.
They’re trying to fill job openings and get young people interested in manufacturing careers.
Local businesses say they’re still having a hard time finding qualified workers to fill positions
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — It appears Erie county’s economy is off to a strong start in 2023. That’s according to the county executive and an historic new “unemployment report” for our region. But, is this really good news for local businesses?