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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.

Stay up to date on Employ Buffalo Niagara initiatives

From The Blog

7.28.22 Webisode: Creating Career Pathways

By | July 29, 2022

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership knows that hiring is the most common pain point amongst all employers right now, and will be for the foreseeable future. We created the Employ Buffalo Niagara Career Pathways Program to help regional companies attract and retain talent in this challenging job market.

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Partners on the Career Path

By | June 9, 2022

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership continues to expand the Career Pathways Project as a component of Employ Buffalo Niagara to help connect job seekers to regional careers with tangible growth opportunities. The project was launched in 2021, made possible by a generous grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr Foundation.

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TPM: Making Career Connections

By | May 12, 2022

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership continues to expand our Employ Buffalo Niagara Talent Pipeline Management (TPM) program, connecting hiring employers to regional job seekers. The Talent Pipeline Management program is a 1-2 year workshop that brings companies with similar job needs together, sharing their common talent pain-points, communicating new industry expectations and addressing

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4.12.22 Webisode: Employing Refugees

4.12.22 Webisode: Employing Refugees – How Employers Can Tap into WNY’s Growing Talent Pool

By | April 15, 2022

Buffalo Niagara continues to welcome refugees from around the world. Many of our newest neighbors come to WNY with skills and experience and are prepared to become a valuable part of your workforce.

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