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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

Workforce Policy Update March 2022

By growthzone | March 8, 2022

The BNP works closely with government leaders to keep them informed of employer challenges and to advocate for policy that would ease the workforce crisis. The BNP supports legislation that expands access to education and training, makes quality childcare more accessible, removes barriers to workforce participation, and reforms our immigration system to meet our region’s workforce needs.

Career Pathways

BNP Career Pathways Build Momentum

By growthzone | October 19, 2021

Attracting, retaining, and promoting the right employees continues to challenge employers in every sector of the Western New York economy. As we all navigate COVID-19-related changes to the workplace, new workforce development and advancement tools will be needed to move our region forward.

9.28.21 Advocacy Alert: NYS To Raise Minimum Wage

By growthzone | September 28, 2021

The New York State Department of Labor announced a forthcoming increase in the minimum wage across upstate New York.

On December 31, the minimum wage in our region will rise to $13.20 per hour, a 70-cent increase from the current rate.

Creating Career Pathways

By growthzone | July 19, 2021

How can we connect a job seeker to an employment opportunity that can lead to a long and rewarding career?