job training

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The Northland Workforce Training Center is expanding beyond just job training into providing college and perhaps graduate degrees.

Eileen Elibol

The Democratic primary election for Buffalo Mayor is Tuesday and the tension in the race seemed to make Wednesday night's debate in the WNED|WBFO studio a little angrier.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Community, public, labor and religious leaders are uniting to launch a pre-apprenticeship program that seeks to increase diversity in the Niagara Falls and Niagara County workforce.

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Local religious leaders have been an advancing an agenda for the past 14 months that aims to minimize the chances that Buffalo will travel down the path that sparked tragedy in Ferguson and other communities.

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With 1,500 jobs slated for the Solar City complex in South Buffalo, there is a great deal of interest in jobs that might pay $18 an hour. Erie Community College held an orientation on training and courses for those jobs on Monday night.

Job growth in Buffalo Niagara region hits 16-year high

Jul 17, 2015
Chris Caya

Job growth in the Buffalo Niagara region has reached its strongest point in 16 years.  State Labor Department numbers show that over the last year, 12,700 new jobs have been created in the area. The growth spans almost every sector, including the construction industry, which hit a 25-year high in June.

With the increasingly high-tech economy developing around here, job training is preparing people for those jobs.