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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.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) — In facing, head on, the “benefits cliff,” the Buffalo Niagara Partnership is making an important effort to help underemployed individuals who may risk losing benefits by accepting overtime or a promotion, while also assisting business owners overcome staffing problems. The benefits cliff is a
BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) — The Buffalo Niagara Partnership wants to help minority-owned businesses grow, and create a pathway for them to become Partnership board members. Those goals are the driving forces behind the Partnership’s new Minority Business Initiative, which has kicked off with five participating companies. “I hope
Buffalo Next: For businesses, the bill is coming due for the pandemic surge in unemployment benefits
BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) — New York State owes $9.3 billion to the federal government for funds borrowed to cover the cost of unemployment claims that soared during the pandemic. Now the bill from Uncle Sam is coming due. And small businesses worry they will get stuck with the
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership announces first 5 participants in their Minority-Owned Business Initiative
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership (BNP) has a long-standing commitment to promote a diverse and inclusive business climate in the WNY region. To further this commitment, BNP has joined forces with Bank of America and National Grid to create an underwriting fund to sponsor BNP memberships as part of their new Minority-Owned Business Initiative.