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If you’re looking for a job, a popular personal finance website says Buffalo is one of the worst cities to conduct your search.

Thomas O'Neil-White

Against the backdrop of Buffalo’s economic boom, some East Side community leaders are worried about being left out of the city's so-called "renaissance." Crime and high unemployment are still a part of everyday life for many and stakeholders are hoping new development ideas will help reshape their neighborhood. WBFO's Thomas O'Neil-White reports.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

While Buffalo enjoys an economic renaissance, many in Erie County are not seeing its benefits in terms of jobs. A community summit was held in Buffalo to explore disparities in race and employment.


Newly revised numbers from the State Labor Department show Buffalo's job growth has not been as strong as previously declared. But one local economist is dubious of the new data.

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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New York Senator Tim Kennedy has made an about-face regarding unemployment reimbursements following the November storm.

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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.

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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.

A new report on the status of workers finds the period since the 2008 market crash may turn out to be a “lost decade” for New Yorkers, as wages stagnate and the average time for unemployment lengthens.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown says the Hire Buffalo & WNY initiative is working. To date, 115 unemployed people have gained a new job through the program. 

Buffalo Mayor Brown is asking every business to hire one unemployed person. The reward? Some favorable publicity.