A Snapshot of our environment and impact
surrounding the people we serve.
"I am writing to give thanks and show my gratitude for the opportunities and assistance I was provided at the Buffalo Employment and Training Center. A big thank you to my Counselor for her persistence in helping me find employment. Thanks to the awesome Career Fair held on April 21st, I landed a position at GEICO. I am forever grateful."
ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE BY THE NUMBERS*
WE DESIGN, DELIVER AND MEASURE.
Year End (July) Unemployment Rate
Buffalo and Erie County
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Since 2017, Western NewYork’s unemployment rate has been the sixth most improved in the United States, behind Virginia Beach, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Las Vegas and Chicago.
Placed in Jobs
"Manufacturers rely on quality workers to drive innovation, increase productivity and remain globally competitive. The Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Investment Board has led the charge in working with industry to streamlining skill-based certification programs that address worker shortages. The coordinated efforts of industry, education, social services, and government work to ensure WNY manufacturers hae the workforce they need."
Executive Director, Buffalo Niagara Manufacturing Alliance
Job Fairs/Customized Recruitments
Job Seeker Attendance
*Source: New York State Department of Labor and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Note: Low unemployment reduces number of individuals seeking workforce services. Those seeking assistance generally require a greater complement of services to become job-ready.
Total WIOA, federal assistance and grant funding
"Through HPOG, I took part in the LPN program at Erie I BOCES. I enjoyed the program and learned a great deal. I recieved financial assistance to cover the program and program necessities to make it easier for me to concentrate on my studies. As a result of completing the program, I received a great paying job. I am looking forward to continuing my education with Erie I BOCES and receiving my RN."
Christina Hudson, LPN