We are all too familiar with the talent dilemma facing our region – employers are having a tough time finding candidates and those looking for work find it difficult to connect to these local employers. Addressing this dichotomy at a “systems level” is the purpose behind Employ Buffalo Niagara. To do this, Employ will demonstrate a new process for sourcing talent called Talent Pipeline Management (TPM). The US Chamber of Commerce Foundation developed this program back in 2014 and created a TPM Academy to help selected communities understand and implement this supply chain management based process. The Buffalo Niagara Partnership was chosen for this Academy and just completed the second learning session in Washington, DC.
Earlier this year, the Obama Administration announced its final ruling for overtime regulations (See our blog outlining the details of the rule here). The new rule, which would make anyone earning up to $47,476 a year eligible for overtime, goes into effect on December 1, 2016.
Historically, veterans have a strong pattern of positive employment outcomes and are celebrated for their leadership, team-building and advanced technical training skills.
As the regional chamber of commerce, we understand the importance of supporting initiatives like Hiring Our Heroes that provide our members with information needed to help them connect with, and recruit, America’s Veterans.