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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.”
Employees face financial peril with ‘benefits cliff’
BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) —When can a raise, a promotion, or more work hours be a bad thing for employees?When it pushes them over the “benefits cliff.”
Worker shortage top of mind for employers
BUFFALO, N.Y. (Buffalo News) — With the region’s unemployment rate running at historic lows, companies are scrambling to recruit and keep talent. But it’s a complex problem for employers to solve.
Are Buffalo Niagara employers embracing diversity?
BUFFALO, N.Y. (Buffalo News) — Local employers are making headway on diversity, equity and inclusion, but they’ve still got work to do. Those are some of the themes from the latest assessment by the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, two years after the business group conducted an initial survey.
WNY business leaders lay out concerns to candidates for governor
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WGRZ) — The Buffalo Niagara Partnership, the region’s chamber of commerce, is making sure the concerns of Western New York’s businesses are heard ahead of election day.