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Buffalo Niagara Partnership: state budget makes some historic moves, misses in other areas
From unemployment insurance to Brownfield Cleanup, Western New York’s chamber of commerce had some critiques for the budget.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WGRZ) — The Buffalo Niagara Partnership offered mixed reviews on Friday regarding the state’s pending budget deal. Their key complaint? The budget does not include measures that would lessen the burden of unemployment insurance debt for businesses.
“New York has billions of federal dollars it could use to help pay down its UI debt and prevent massive tax hikes on employers. Instead, state leaders continue to look the other way,” said Buffalo Niagara Partnership President and CEO Dottie Gallagher.
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.”
BUFFALO, N.Y. (Buffalo News) — With the region’s unemployment rate running at historic lows, companies are scrambling to recruit and keep talent. But it’s a complex problem for employers to solve.