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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.
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.