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One difference between this storm and Snowvember? More can work from home

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBFO) — This weekend’s snowstorm is coming off Lake Erie on the eight-year anniversary of Snowvember, but there is one big difference between that storm and this one.

Instead of clogging up the highways to get to work or potentially missing work altogether, tens of thousands of Western New Yorkers can simply Zoom in from home.

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Worker shortage top of mind for employers

BUFFALO, N.Y. (Buffalo News) — With the region’s unemployment rate running at historic lows, companies are scrambling to recruit and keep talent. But it’s a complex problem for employers to solve.

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Are Buffalo Niagara employers embracing diversity?

BUFFALO, N.Y. (Buffalo News) — Local employers are making headway on diversity, equity and inclusion, but they’ve still got work to do. Those are some of the themes from the latest assessment by the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, two years after the business group conducted an initial survey.

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Help still wanted: hiring dominates employers’ concerns

BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) —Finding and keeping qualified talent is top of mind for employers in the Buffalo Niagara region. It once again the led the list of employers’ foremost concerns in a survey of Buffalo Niagara Partnership members.

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With Canada lifting most travel restrictions, border communities breathe sigh of relief

BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) —Dottie Gallagher, president of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, said fears of random testing and possible quarantines in Ontario all worked to discourage significant aspects of the region’s integrated economy. She called the move “quite frankly, long overdue,” especially for those travelers discouraged to even try navigating requirements like ArriveCan.

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