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Two-year pilot program to support working individuals from public benefits to self-sufficiency
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.”
BUFFALO, N.Y. (Spectrum News 1) — Erie County leaders announced a new pilot program aimed to help the working poor. County Executive Mark Poloncarz introduced the Live Well Erie Workforce Development Pilot Project that connects employers, employees and community resources to help people who receive social services overcome the “benefits
BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) — The drafters of a new “scoping plan” that will guide how New York State reduces carbon emissions over the next three decades heard Wednesday from area environmental groups who urged them to act quickly, and from labor, utility companies and business groups who warned them against proceeding too fast.
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
WHAT TO WATCH FOR THIS WEEK BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) — Hiring refugees. The Buffalo Niagara Partnership will host a free webinar on how local employers can hire refugees at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Read more here.