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David Robinson: Hiring stagnates as companies come to grips with an uncertain economy
BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) — Just when it looked like hiring was starting to pick up across the Buffalo Niagara region, it stalled out again.
Hiring essentially stalled last month, according to the latest data from the state Labor Department. Even more concerning, revisions to the September job numbers wiped out what initially was reported to be a modest uptick in hiring.
A Buffalo Niagara Partnership survey this fall found that finding and retaining qualified talent was their biggest concern, trumping rising labor costs, which ranked as the second-biggest challenge.
To ease the staffing crunch, the region needs to step up efforts to attract talented workers from elsewhere and also do more to improve the skills of the workers who are already here, either by training to upgrade their current abilities or to teach them the skills for an entirely new career, said Dottie Gallagher, the Partnership’s president.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBFO) — This weekend’s snowstorm is coming off Lake Erie on the eight-year anniversary of Snowvember, but there is one big difference between that storm and this one.
Instead of clogging up the highways to get to work or potentially missing work altogether, tens of thousands of Western New Yorkers can simply Zoom in from home.
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.”
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.
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.