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Buffalo Next: Refugee workers offer talent pool for employers struggling to hire
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.
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership announces second cohort of Minority-Owned Business Initiative Program Expanded to Respond to Applicant Needs
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s (BNP’s) Minority Business Initiative (MBI) strives to eliminate the obstacles that have long hindered minority business ownership by providing minority-owned businesses access to BNP’s extensive resources and networks to build their business. The 2023 cohort was announced at today’s DEI Symposium and includes two tracks to better serve participant needs. The MBI Program is funded through generous underwriting of Bank of America, National Grid, and the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) — New York lawmakers are rightfully looking to address the problem of plastic waste. One of Albany’s proposed solutions is an extended producer responsibility (EPR) bill called the Packaging Reduction and Recycling Infrastructure Act (S.4246/A.5322).
BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) — If the moral imperative of making work pay doesn’t prompt compensation adequate for a decent life – and clearly it often doesn’t – maybe the impact on the economy of penalizing workers for bettering themselves will change some minds.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — As the weather gets warmer, tourism in the Buffalo Niagara region becomes more visible – whether it’s the blue ponchos at the Maid of the Mist or convention attendees making their way down Franklin street to the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.