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Employ Buffalo Niagara

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Employ Buffalo Niagara is the region’s largest employer-led talent initiative. We partner with employers and leaders in the education, government, and non-profit sectors, right here in your community.

Representing the current interests and needs of large and small businesses, Employ Buffalo Niagara offers multiple workforce development programs. In different ways, these programs all work to create sustainable solutions for barriers to employment, upskilling low-wage earners and preparing job seekers to meet companies’ evolving expectations.

Interested but don’t know where to start?
There are various ways you can get involved to make workforce development better for employers, employees, and job seekers:

Learn which program best fits your needs

Community Coalition

Community Coalition

Finding solutions together.

Started in 2015, the Community Coalition (formerly known as the Employ Buffalo Niagara Coalition) is an employer-led initiative that brings the private and public sectors...



Career Pathways

Attract. Retain. Promote.

Looking for more talent to walk through your doors—and stay there? Career Pathways is a 2-3 month intensive program that develops a custom career progression for your company...



Talent Pipeline Management

Preparing talent for today’s workforce.

What if you could build the ideal employee and have them at the ready when you need them most? Our Talent Pipeline Management program is a 1-2 year workshop


Workforce Policy Advocacy

Your workforce policy report.

In our pursuit of regional prosperity, we are constantly reviewing the new legislative workforce policies to ensure they align with employers’ needs, promote economic mobility, ...


HR Toolkit

Finding policies that better support all your people

Employ Buffalo Niagara’s HR Toolkit is a go-to source of vetted HR policies that are designed to retain employees and help them advance in your company. Now you can ensure your company’s practices and offerings match your employees’ needs as closely as possible with this easy-to-use interactive tool.


Benefits Cliff Calculator

Making economic mobility possible.

Because many low-wage employees are wary of taking promotions for fear of losing other financial supports, the Benefits Cliff Calculator will identify whether certain promotions would disqualify an employee...


Earn & Learn

Growing the Next Generation of your Company

Now you can reach potential talent earlier with Earn & Learn—a series of programs focused on finding creative ways to combine training and employment opportunities to sustainably fill your talent pipeline.

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From The Blog

Employ Team Participates in Nationally Recognized Programs to Advance Local Initiatives

By | April 13, 2023

Buffalo Niagara Partnership (BNP) team members were selected to participate in two nationally recognized programs to advance Employ Buffalo Niagara and the chamber’s workforce and talent initiatives.

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Reaching the Next Generation of Hidden Talent

By | April 6, 2023

Uncovering and Cultivating Hidden Talent Series: Session 1 – Next Gen Talent

As employers, we all know that the job market has changed, which makes it harder to hire and retain quality employees.

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Manufacturing TPM: Reaching Important Hiring Milestones

By sethpiccirillo | March 15, 2023

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Manufacturing Talent Pipeline Management (TPM) Collaborative made important career connections in the first quarter of 2023.

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TPM: Sizing Up the Right Fit

By | August 18, 2022

What’s it like to work a customer service job at a regional employer with immediate openings? Students from 716 Ministries/Trocaire and the Service Collaborative of WNY found out through a day spent visiting with hiring managers from Univera, National Fuel, Wegmans, and Independent Health.

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