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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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Workforce Development: Group Impact

Addressing Your Workforce Problems With Collective Impact

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The existence of complex social, economic, and environmental problems is inescapable. Topics such as unemployment, underemployment, racial disparities, growing skill gaps, and transportation dilemmas are constantly on the list of things needing not only attention, but long-lasting solutions. The complexity of these issues requires dynamic, adaptable, and sustainable solutions. These

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Employ Buffalo Niagara Takes Agencies on the Road

Almost everyone who interacts with a manufacturing company benefits from seeing a factory firsthand. Plant visits build a better understanding of the manufacturing industry, the company’s culture, and dispel common misconceptions about today’s manufacturing. Through its recent work, Employ Buffalo Niagara recognized the need for an awareness campaign and invited

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Partnership Launches New Diversity & Inclusion Council

It is an issue that is fast becoming a priority for businesses today.  Creating and fostering diversity and inclusion in the workplace is not only the right thing to do, it is the smart thing to do for every type of company.  Buffalo Niagara Partnership members have made it very

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Learning What Matters Most to Your YP Employees

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership and BN360, the Partnership’s Young Professionals program, conducted a survey over the summer of the region’s young professionals aimed at better understanding how they view the region and future career opportunities. The survey focused on what the business community and public sector can do to strengthen

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Employ Buffalo Niagara Following the Road to Success

A new workforce development initiative is spreading rapidly across the country and it’s now being deployed here in Western New York. Talent Pipeline Management (TPM) applies the principles of supply chain management to talent acquisition.  Developed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and successfully implemented in Houston, Texas, TPM is

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Member Spotlight - McCullagh Coffee

Member Spotlight: McCullagh Coffee

Did you know that September 29th is #NationalCoffeeDay? What better way to celebrate than featuring McCullagh Coffee in this Member Spotlight blog. McCullagh Coffee is celebrating their 150th Anniversary roasting coffee in the City of Buffalo! We caught up with McCullagh Coffee’s President Warren Emblidge III for a brief Q&A: Q:What

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Member Expertise - UB TCIE

Pooling Together to Address Manufacturing’s Workforce Woes

Written by: Timothy Leyh, Executive Director of The University at Buffalo Center for Industrial Effectiveness (UB TCIE) It’s no secret that manufacturing companies are fishing in a small pond when looking to fill new positions and slots vacated by retirees. We all know the reasons. Job seekers lack in-demand, high-tech skills. Misperceptions

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Comptroller: State Labor Trends Positive, But Upstate Still Struggling

Partner Voices Blog: Greg Biryla, Executive Director Unshackle Upstate State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli recently released a report on state labor force trends. The good news is that the state’s workforce is at its highest level since before the Great Recession.  The bad news is that most of the state’s employment growth has

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