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Helping Employers Solve Talent Issues

Manufacturing Council meeting highlights ways the Partnership is working with area companies to build sustainable talent pipelines.  It is the number one concern of employers in Western New York, the common pain point – how do companies find and retain qualified talent? The Manufacturing Council’s first meeting of 2020 presented

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Diving Deeper in Talent Pipeline Management

Partnership director attends TPM Academy to earn certification At the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, we always do our homework in supporting the needs of our members. In fact, when it comes to Talent Pipeline Management – TPM – we are actually going to school. Bernie Aja, Director of Talent Pipeline Management,

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3 Ways Employers Can Shape Workforce Culture and Reap the Benefits

It is not a surprise that Buffalo Niagara employers have identified workforce issues as pain points. For the last two years, according to the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Member Pulse survey results, workforce issues have remained among the top three pain points. Recently, the Partnership hosted its annual CEOs Speak event,

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Improving Access to Education Programs is Critical to Workforce Development

Employ Buffalo Niagara participates in Business Leads Fellowship program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) focused on education Marilyn Roach, Director of Business Development for Employ Buffalo Niagara, attended a three-day intensive workshop program in September as part of the Business Leads Fellowship program run by the U.S. Chamber

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A Look Into the Future of Workforce Development in WNY

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Buffalo Niagara Partnership sponsors tour of Northland Workforce Training Center prior to start of first classes in September. This is big. A 35-acre advanced manufacturing district with seven buildings on Buffalo’s East Side. Over 250,000 square feet of newly renovated training and classroom space. Hundreds of pieces of new

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Getting a Job - Employ Buffalo Niagara

Getting a Job is Hard. Getting to Work Can Be Harder.

Employ Buffalo Niagara connects local employers with residents seeking job opportunities. While job placement is vital to the success of our region, creating opportunity is only step one in addressing our regional workforce challenges. Once an employee is hired, they must be able to get to their job and all

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State Budget Passes – What’s In & What’s Out

It’s a wrap on another year of state budget negotiations with the Governor and State Legislature reaching agreement before the April 1 deadline. The Buffalo Niagara Partnership advocated aggressively on several issues impacting Western New York employers and our regional economy. Here are the highlights of the $168B 2018-19 State Budget: Taxes &

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Our Position on Pell & Perkins – 2018 Advocacy Defined Series

Buffalo Niagara’s economic growth is being challenged by our inability to place qualified employees in existing job openings and develop a strong pipeline of trained workers for the job opportunities we know are on the horizon. In fact, in the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Member Pulse Report, our members identified difficulty in

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Where We Stand – NYS Executive Budget Proposal

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership detailed our state budget priorities in front of 200 people at our annual Legislative Luncheon.  Our members and many members of the Western New York legislative delegation came together for lunch and conversation at the Marriott in Amherst.  The Partnership detailed where we stand on Governor

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