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If you look at local job ads, there are usually pages of open jobs but an acute shortage of people with needed skills. The Northland Workforce Training Center is ramping up its recruitment for skills training.

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Factory activity in New York State surged this month to the highest level in nearly three years.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

There were 800 people registered for the Panasonic job fare Wednesday evening at the Buffalo Employment and Training Center - and more than that came to fill out forms and present resumes - as the company plans 150 hires by the end of August.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

Across Western New York, the list of plants that have closed is very long and getting longer. Those were good jobs and many paid well, well enough to support making life and a family possible. Tulip Molded Plastics just opened a newly renovated plant in Niagara Falls that is keeping its current workforce but finding it difficult to find more employees.

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Manufacturers in New York state expanded more quickly in December than in November, driven by a big jump in new orders.  That is the latest from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

The U.S. Department of Labor has presented the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County with a $2.9 million grant to grow apprenticeship programs in Western New York, something local labor and government leaders say is important as manufacturing makes a comeback in the United States.

Tax relief for manufacturers aims to boost NYS economy

Apr 3, 2014
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Manufacturing businesses in western New York can expect tax relief through this year’s state budget. The effort aims to improve the economic competitiveness of upstate New York.

Lackawanna students enjoy STEM-themed rap performance

Dec 19, 2013
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A Scientist known as the “Grand Hank” took to the stage at Lackawanna High School Wednesday to promote STEM education.

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The Eastman Kodak Company is announcing another cut in its manufacturing operations.