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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?
County Executive Mark Poloncarz says our area actually needs "many more" workers to meet the job demand. & news spoke with a local staffing agency, AP Professionals and they agree.
In a Buffalo Niagara Partnership pulse survey from this past fall, employers' rate "finding and retaining qualified talent" as their top concern. The report found "three in four businesses" have open positions. 77-percent plan to hire new people this year as well.
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.
Buffalo Niagara Partnership focusing on unemployment insurance costs, energy plan
BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) — A Buffalo Niagara Partnership program aimed at preparing workers for jobs in manufacturing and other fields was awarded a $1 million grant from the state Office of Strategic Workforce Development.