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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.
Democrat Mark Poloncarz and Republican Chrissy Casilio couldn’t have been more different in their answers Thursday at a forum hosted by the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.
BUFFALO, NY (The Buffalo News) — The joint bid by Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse to secure potentially tens of millions of dollars in federal funding for a “tech hub” faces stiff competition.
But the partners in the bid say they believe their regional approach will give them a leg up in the competition.
As family and friends come together to celebrate Labor Day and honor the working men and women who are the lifeblood of our economy, it seems appropriate to reflect on the kind of workforce our community needs now and in the future.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is pleased to announce the promotion of Grant Loomis to the position of Senior Vice President, effective Friday, August 18. In his new role, Grant will continue to provide exemplary leadership and strategic guidance to the organization’s economic development, workforce, and government relations initiatives.