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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Erie County elected officials have launched a “Live Well Erie Workforce Development” program to help fight labor shortage.

The CEO of Buffalo Niagara Partnership, Dottie Gallagher, passionately says the project focuses on having solutions to the workforce shortage.

“It’s a demonstration project that says you can get different outcomes if you operate differently,” says Gallagher. “This particular approach with the private sector standing literally next to the public sector saying we will work together to solve a problem for everyone.”

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