Skip to content

In the News

Buffalo Next: Refugee workers offer talent pool for employers struggling to hire

Blog Categories

BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) — As local employers struggle to fill job openings, there’s a talent pool they might not have considered: refugees who have moved to the Buffalo Niagara region.

Some local companies, including Buffalo Wire Works, Confer Plastics and Avanti Advanced Manufacturing, have highlighted their experiences welcoming refugees to their workforces.

There’s opportunity for more employers to hire refugees, from a variety of different sectors, said Grant Loomis, vice president of government affairs and economic development at the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.

Related Posts

Buffalo Next: How automation is transforming manufacturing

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | June 11, 2024

BUFFALO, NY (The Buffalo News) — Manufacturers have their share of concerns when it comes to embracing automation and warding off cyberattacks.

But it’s not something they should shy away from. That was the message from panelists at a recent Buffalo Niagara Partnership panel on the topic.

Tech hub funding decisions expected soon

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | May 28, 2024

BUFFALO, NY (The Buffalo News) — It is almost time for Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse to learn whether their “tech hub” bid will be awarded about $54 million in federal funding to bolster the semiconductor industry.

‘This helps them’: Buffalo Niagara Partnership offers complimentary resources for small businesses

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | April 30, 2024

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — The BNP Pro Free membership will be made available to local businesses with five employees or fewer, as well as locally owned and operated bars and restaurants of all sizes. BNP Pro Free waives the traditional fee for small companies and offers complimentary access to important resources including workshops and networking events.

Buffalo Niagara Partnership creates free membership level for small businesses

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | April 30, 2024

BUFFALO, NY (SPECTRUM NEWS 1) — The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is celebrating National Small Business Week with a new opportunity for small businesses in Western New York.