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10.22.21 Advocacy Alert: Hochul Signs Parolee Employment Legislation

Today, Governor Kathy Hochul signed S.2803/A.5707 into law. This legislation reduces barriers to employment for formerly incarcerated individuals. Curfews are commonly included in probation or conditional discharge sentences. These restrictions can prevent the formerly incarcerated from working second- and third-shift jobs, limiting their job prospects. This is one of many

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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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Local Efforts Informed by National Workforce Conference

Employ Buffalo Niagara travels to Washington to discuss talent solutions. Employ Buffalo Niagara executives joined in a national workforce conference at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. in October where the focus was on how to grow, recruit, and align talent to workforce needs. The U.S. Chamber of

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Taking Our Pulse

Partnership’s annual Member Pulse Report sheds light on concerns of Buffalo Niagara region employers What are the top concerns of employers in the Buffalo Niagara region? The Partnership’s annual Advocacy & Members Survey posed such questions and the resulting Member Pulse Report released recently has some answers. The Member Pulse

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Goals and Strategies in Diversity & Inclusion

It was the last meeting of the year for the Partnership’s Diversity & Inclusion Council, but this was no wrap-up session. Instead, the focus was on what’s next for the Council in 2019. A lively group participation exercise lead by Marc Burt – Team Leader at Inspired Global Resources and

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Representing the Private Sector on the ECIDA

With two seats on the Erie County Industrial Development Agency (ECIDA) board of directors, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership provides the lone and important private sector voice on the issues affecting development and job growth in the region. As an ECIDA board member, Buffalo Niagara Partnership president and CEO Dottie Gallagher

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