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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.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) — What to know about the week ahead: The Buffalo Niagara Partnership will host a virtual event from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Roadmap for Cultural Inclusion Assessment.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBFO) — This weekend’s snowstorm is coming off Lake Erie on the eight-year anniversary of Snowvember, but there is one big difference between that storm and this one.
Instead of clogging up the highways to get to work or potentially missing work altogether, tens of thousands of Western New Yorkers can simply Zoom in from home.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) —Just when it looked like hiring was starting to pick up across the Buffalo Niagara region, it stalled out again. A Buffalo Niagara Partnership survey this fall found that finding and retaining qualified talent was their biggest concern, trumping rising labor costs, which ranked as the second-biggest challenge.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) —When can a raise, a promotion, or more work hours be a bad thing for employees?When it pushes them over the “benefits cliff.”