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Rethinking hiring practices to appeal to young candidates
BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) — How can employers attract young job candidates?
It's a question many of them are eager to answer, amid a low unemployment rate and many jobs going unfilled.
Part of the solution lies in updating the ways employers try to connect with young people, and removing barriers to hiring, said Stephanie Peete, director of workforce development for Say Yes Buffalo.
Peete was part of a recent panel, presented by the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, about attracting "next generation" talent. Grant Loomis, the Partnership's vice president of government affairs and economic development, said demographic trends make the topic a pressing one.
Another Voice: Proposed recycling reform would harm manufacturers
BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) — New York lawmakers are rightfully looking to address the problem of plastic waste. One of Albany’s proposed solutions is an extended producer responsibility (EPR) bill called the Packaging Reduction and Recycling Infrastructure Act (S.4246/A.5322).
Note to Albany: Pushing workers over ‘benefits cliff’ makes no sense
BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) — If the moral imperative of making work pay doesn’t prompt compensation adequate for a decent life – and clearly it often doesn’t – maybe the impact on the economy of penalizing workers for bettering themselves will change some minds.
ATHENA Awards 2023 Recognizes Exceptional Women and Organizations
BUFFALO, N.Y (WGRZ) — The 2023 ATHENA Awards was held at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. Hundreds were on hand for the event put on by the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.
The award is celebrated in more than 500 communities and eight countries, recognizing the contributions made by individuals and organizations to advance the status of women. – Liz Benkovich
While Some Businesses Are Staying Afloat, Others Are Still Trying To Get Back on Their Feet After the Pandemic
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — While some businesses are staying afloat, others are still trying to get back on their feet after the pandemic – Seth Piccirillo