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Talent Navigator


The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is committed to helping Buffalo Niagara employers navigate the regional workforce system by connecting them with tools, strategies and organizations that can tackle their talent challenges.

The BNP can assist employers in:
  • Identifying training providers and other workforce development contacts to help source talent
  • Determining if other regional employers have similar talent needs and how you could work collaboratively to build a bigger pool of qualified candidates
  • Connecting with career advisors and training entities to promote your opportunities
  • Advancing DEI best practices and enabling employers to leverage diversity for a competitive advantage and promote a workplace culture of inclusion and engagement
  • Providing peer-to-peer professional development programs to help support and grow their existing talent, as well as a young professionals program designed to boost retention and help develop the next generation of talent

Learn how the BNP can best help you. Connect with a member of BNP’s Talent Navigator team here:

Download the new Employer's Guide to Workforce Development in WNY: 

Recruit & Retain: An employer’s guide to workforce development provides an overview of our regional system, offers best practices to start addressing common workforce needs and showcases a variety of current programs employers can tap into. 

BNP’s newest talent report shares key findings about the role employers can play in WNY’s workforce development system, recruitment strategies to start addressing your labor challenges immediately, as well as retention strategies that help you keep and develop employees. 

From The Blog

Employ Team Participates in Nationally Recognized Programs to Advance Local Initiatives

By growthzone | 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.

Reaching the Next Generation of Hidden Talent

By growthzone | 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.

Manufacturing TPM: Reaching Important Hiring Milestones

By growthzone | March 15, 2023

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

TPM: Sizing Up the Right Fit

By growthzone | 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.