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Ontario job creation up by close to 20,000

Feb 6, 2016

ONTARIO (CP) — Provincial Finance Minister Charles Sousa says most of the jobs being created in Ontario are good paying, full-time positions.

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US Senator Charles Schumer is weighing in on the announcement that Xerox will be splitting into two companies.

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One local state lawmaker says while Buffalo is enjoying new economic growth, it's not necessarily benefiting the city's poorest. Assemblyman Sean Ryan is proposing a new job placement program, backed by dollars from the Buffalo Billion, to chip away at the city's poverty.


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Diversity hiring goals at the SolarCity plant under construction in South Buffalo have not resulted in a lot of jobs for African Americans, even though they account for nearly 40 percent of the city’s population. Charlotte Keith from our partner Investigative Post analyzed the employment data.


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The acquisition of First Niagara Bank by Key Bank will be facing close scrutiny by Senator Charles Schumer.

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Across the world, people want to live and work in the U-S. Many are already here in colleges and graduate school

Market for skilled trade jobs booming locally

Aug 26, 2015
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We’re living in one of the best times in decades when it comes to getting a job in Western New York. That’s the opinion of one of the region’s leading authorities on employment. But as WBFO contributor Rich Kellman reports, where the jobs are might surprise you.


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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.

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American industries and health care fields are constantly looking for engineers and scientists and there probably aren't enough who live here to fill all the openings.

More than 9,000 job openings in Western New York

Apr 21, 2015

New figures from New York State indicate there are more than 9,000 job openings in Western New York.

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More new jobs are coming to downtown Buffalo. Blue Bridge Financial has officially opened its new national headquarters in the Electric Tower on Washington Street.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo fielded questions for the first time Monday about alleged interference with the Moreland Commission, an ethics panel he created in July 2013 and shut down earlier this year.

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With many local businesses struggling to find skilled workers in technical fields, a local assemblyman is pushing legislation that would create a new graduation option for high school students in New York State. 

BlueCross BlueShield moving 40 jobs to Buffalo

May 14, 2014
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BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York announced Wednesday that 40 new jobs are coming to Buffalo. The company is moving the jobs from other company operations in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania to its Buffalo headquarters.

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U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez is calling on the House of Representatives to vote this week on legislation that would extend benefits to the long-term unemployed.

Mortgage company expanding, adding 249 jobs

Mar 13, 2014

A local mortgage servicing company is planning a move and expansion that will nearly double its workforce.

For young people, that first job opens up a new world of paychecks, co-workers, and opportunities. This week, on a previously aired edition of You & The Law, WBFO's Mike Desmond speaks with lawyer Lindy Korn about the risks associated with those new jobs.

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Following news of its intention to purchase Time Warner Cable, Comcast says it will preserve all roughly 1,000 jobs in Western New York and move forward with a planned call center in the City of Buffalo.

Minimum wage increase in effect

Dec 31, 2013
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The minimum wage increase of $8 an hour went into effect in New York State Tuesday. The increase is the first of three raises that will result in minimum wage workers earning $9 an hour by the end of 2015.

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Six years ago, the Ford Stamping Plant in Hamburg almost closed. Thursday, Governor Cuomo and company and union officials were at the plant to say it will be expanding and adding workers.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a $225 million state investment to create a new campus center of clean-energy on a former brownfield site in Buffalo.

Refugees revitalize Rust Belt city of Buffalo

Nov 20, 2013
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Upstate New York cities take in around 90% of all current refugee resettlements in the state. All this week, The Innovation Trail is taking a look at how that diverse population has weaved its way into the region’s changing economy.

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Local hiring policies are becoming more commonplace as a way to address regional unemployment and strengthen the tax base. New quotas for local workers were just approved by the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency.

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates nearly 65 million people volunteered through or for an organization in 2012. One social networking site is now focusing on the volunteer sector.

Yahoo! celebrates Lockport expansion

Oct 18, 2013
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Construction will begin on Yahoo's second data center in Lockport. Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy joined Yahoo officials in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new facility Friday.

Yahoo! proceeds with Lockport expansion

Oct 11, 2013
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Internet giant Yahoo! is moving ahead with its expansion in Lockport. The company’s plans for a second data center in western New York were released back in March, but only received official approval recently.

Allstate insurance company has announced plans to close its claims office in Amherst.

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The remnants of the old Buffalo China company will be shutting down. Niagara Ceramics filed a closing notice with the state Labor Department Monday, citing "economic" reasons.

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Though the Labor Department reports the lowest unemployment rate in nearly five years,  the turnout at a recent career fair indicates many Buffalo-area residents are still searching for a job.

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