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Help Wanted: Buffalo CEOs say the region is falling short on hiring
Help still wanted – Buffalo CEOs fall short on hiring
BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) — Don Levy, director of the Siena College Research Institute, calls it the “workforce blues.”
Put simply, employers struggle to fill job openings – even as they feel upbeat about their growth prospects.
Levy quantified the problems Buffalo Niagara CEOs say they are having with hiring, based on the Siena Institute’s survey of 105 CEOs in the Buffalo Niagara region.
Dottie Gallagher, president and CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, said she was surprised that across upstate, even as many as 13% of employers in the survey said there was an ample supply of workers to hire from, given how often Partnership members raise the worker shortage issue.
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership knows that hiring is the most common pain point amongst all employers right now, and will be for the foreseeable future. We created the Employ Buffalo Niagara Career Pathways Program to help regional companies attract and retain talent in this challenging job market.
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The Buffalo Niagara Partnership continues to expand the Career Pathways Project as a component of Employ Buffalo Niagara to help connect job seekers to regional careers with tangible growth opportunities. The project was launched in 2021, made possible by a generous grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr Foundation.