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Worker shortage top of mind for employers
BUFFALO, N.Y. (The 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.
"We cannot ignore that we live in a region where the workforce participation rate is less than the national average," Dottie Gallagher, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership's president and CEO, said Thursday. "There are significant systemic barriers that block too many people from participating more fully in the workforce system."
Employers are trying everything from higher pay to flexible hours to signing bonuses. Gallagher, in the business group's annual report to membership, touched on other efforts to build up the workforce.
BNP Welcomes Kenya Hobbs as new Dir. Community Engagement & Equity Initiatives
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership (BNP) is pleased to announce the hiring of Kenya K. Hobbs as Director, Community Engagement & Equity Initiatives.
Buffalo Niagara Partnership Announces 2023 ATHENA Award® Individual Finalists
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is pleased to announce the individual finalists for the 2023 ATHENA Leadership and Young Professional Leadership Awards®. The awards recognize contributions made by women leaders that show professional excellence and advance the status of women throughout the Buffalo Niagara region.
Manufacturers focus on workforce needs, energy requirements
BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) — Manufacturers in the Buffalo Niagara region have a lot on their minds, beyond supply chain issues and inflation.
They’re trying to fill job openings and get young people interested in manufacturing careers.
Local businesses say they’re still having a hard time finding qualified workers to fill positions
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — It appears Erie county’s economy is off to a strong start in 2023. That’s according to the county executive and an historic new “unemployment report” for our region. But, is this really good news for local businesses?