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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

7.28.22 Webisode: Creating Career Pathways

By growthzone | 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.

Partners on the Career Path

By growthzone | 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.

TPM: Making Career Connections

By growthzone | 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

4.12.22 Webisode: Employing Refugees

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

By growthzone | 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.