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Solving the Talent Challenge: Manufacturing Month Summit

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership has announced the Solving the Talent Challenge: 2017 Manufacturing Month Summit, an informative event on the Talent Pipeline Management (TPM) system, to be held on October 12, 2017. The event will feature Jason Tyszko, Executive Director, Center for Education & Workforce, United States Chamber of Commerce Foundation; Peter Beard, Senior Vice

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Implementing a New Approach to Finding Talent

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

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Introducing Employ Buffalo Niagara

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership and a coalition of employers, community leaders, educators and service providers have created Employ Buffalo Niagara, a new initiative to strengthen the local job market through employer-led workforce development. Employ Buffalo Niagara aims to streamline workforce development efforts and give employers better access to a greater

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P-Tech Works to Support Industry Workforce Needs

Many local manufacturing plants and employers are facing a similar challenge – they will see a significant number of retirements over the next several years. In fact, the Labor Market Assessment (LMA) shows that there will be approximately 137,000 retirements over the next 10 years, equaling 20% of the region’s

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2017 Labor Market Assessment Perspective

Invest Buffalo Niagara has unveiled the much anticipated Buffalo Niagara Labor Market Assessment.  The assessment examines six target industries: Advanced Business Services, Advanced Manufacturing, Agribusiness, Cleantech, Life Sciences, Logistics, and Tourism.  The objective of the report is to illustrate where our regional labor market currently stands and where we are

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Dedication to the Local Buffalo Niagara Workforce

What if you were to ask an employer and a local family what are a couple of issues that face our surrounding communities, families, and businesses?  To be sure some would say finding economic stability through good employment and finding qualified candidates.  Seneca Resorts & Casinos recognizes those needs and

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2017 Advocacy Agenda Expanded – Workforce Development

Manufacturers of all sizes in WNY are facing significant difficulties finding qualified employees. The industry currently employs around 50,000 people in the region, but the NYS Department of Labor (DoL) forecasts 17,000 job vacancies by 2020, due to combined effects from employee retirements and industry expansion. To fill these gaps,

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Racial Equity Roundtable

Buffalo’s Great Opportunity: Building Diversity in the Workforce

Buffalo’s renaissance is here and real.   The opportunity for us to thrive as a region of tomorrow depends upon our ability to create equity. The Community Foundation has led and staffed the Racial Equity Roundtable, a group of committed people looking to change the unfortunate economic reality of too many

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The Rebirth of Manufacturing

Years ago, Buffalo was represented by some of the biggest manufacturing organizations in the world.  As the economy and technology shifted, we saw that industry become depressed and almost non-existent.  It certainly changed the dynamic, the culture and the region of Buffalo, New York. Fast-forward to Buffalo’s rebirth and you

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