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What you should know about the coming week

Local businesses are still looking for workers.

With an unemployment rate of 3.4% and the number of people actively looking for a job but not finding one, Buffalo Niagara businesses are doing more than just putting up “Help Wanted” signs to try to find workers .

Tops distribution center is hiring. Tops conducts walk-in interviews for job openings at its distribution center at 5873 Genesee St. in Lancaster. The interviews will take place on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Appointments are not required. Warehouse jobs are available at the Lancaster warehouse and at a facility in West Seneca. Tops is hiring positions including camp selectors, CDL Class A drivers and maintenance mechanics. Visit topsmarkets.com/jobs for more information.

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Orville is looking for employees at Walden Avenue in Lancaster.


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Jobs at HealthForce. Health Force is hosting candid interviews Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1001 11th St. in Niagara Falls. The home nursing agency is hiring certified personal care assistants, home healthcare assistants, and certified nursing assistants. The grand opening of the Niagara Falls location on Pine Ave. 1909 is scheduled for July 18.

43Nord applications are due. Startup companies interested in joining the 43North cohort next year must submit their applications by noon on Friday. Applicants who make it to the next round will take part in a virtual video pitch in August. Selected companies will then be invited to Buffalo in October for a week-long program of mentoring and face-to-face interviews, culminating in the finals of the competition, where five companies will be selected to receive $1 million in investments. See 43north.org/program for more information.

This newsletter from The Buffalo News brings you the latest coverage of Buffalo Niagara’s changing economy – from real estate to healthcare to startups. Read more at BuffaloNext.com.

CATCH UP LAST WEEK

Breaking news related to the Buffalo Niagara economy

Have workers in 12 for-profit WNY nursing homes authorized one-day strikes. A big problem revolves around low wages for service workers like dieticians and housekeepers, who can start with the regional minimum wage of $13.20 an hour.

Buffalo Place, the non-profit business development district for downtown Buffalo won another $300,000 state grant to support the revitalization of buildings and facades on Main Street.

Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino has a vision of creating a $150 million “gateway” park downtownwith an ice rink, indoor arena, and outdoor amphitheater, but the 12 acres of land he has eyed for proposed Centennial Park belongs to Howard Milstein’s Niagara Falls Redevelopment, and his company isn’t interested in selling it.

Chinnici’s Legacy Development proposes the construction of two large new apartment buildings on 14 acres off McKesson Parkway off Union Road in Cheektowaga.

Kaleida Health and two major unions have agreed on a second contract extensionwhich was due to expire on May 31 before the two sides extended it to June 30 to iron out a new collective bargaining agreement.

At 41 is Steve K. Stoute the youngest and first person of color to head Canisius College in its 150-year history. He said his initial focus will be increasing enrollment, including more students of color, first-generation college students and new Americans.

The push to redevelop the LaSalle subway station and surrounding lands is generating more interest than any of the city’s previous real estate offerings, as 10 developers or groups submitted responses to the city’s “Qualification Request” in early May.

A request from the developers of Elmwood Crossing The amendment to the original proposed unit development ordinance that governs zoning for the $150 million project is met with increased scrutiny and concern from residents in the neighborhood.

Have workers in 12 for-profit WNY nursing homes authorized one-day strikes. A big problem revolves around low wages for service workers like dieticians and housekeepers, who can start with the regional minimum wage of $13.20 an hour.

Buffalo Place, the non-profit business development district for downtown Buffalo won another $300,000 state grant to support the revitalization of buildings and facades on Main Street.

A new Dollar General Store is coming to the Larkinville area on vacant land on E. Eagle Street after the Buffalo Planning Board on Monday gave the green light to developer Broadway Group’s plans for a new discount retail location.

Young Development has two housing projects underway in Cheektowaga that will add 430 units as part of construction of the $15 million Town Center Apartments and $75 million Midtown Apartments.

The development company of Carl and William Paladino hopes so create 300 to 400 units of affordable housing in the city over the next few years — a significant increase compared to the limited holdings it now holds in this space, said William Paladino, the company’s CEO.

William Harvey Jr. brings a steady hand to Northwest Bank as interim head after the company’s CEO passed away unexpectedly at the end of May. Based in Pennsylvania, the company has 22 local offices.

Buffalo Next reporters Jonathan D. Epstein, Jon Harris, Natalie Brophy, Matt Glynn, Janet Gramza, and Mike Petro contributed to this summary.

ICYMI

Five readings from Buffalo Next:

1. You may know Mr. Clean Magic Eraser as a popular stain removal product. But did you know It’s made in the Buffalo Niagara region, in a new facility on what was formerly Bethlehem Steel’s site?

2. New apartments are being built in western New York: From Elmwood Village and Allentown to South Buffalo and West Side, from Tonawanda and Amherst to Orchard Park and Hamburg, developers are building new homes or converting old industrial buildings and offices.

3. How community developers can build neighborhoods: With support from SAA-EVI and investment from two national nonprofits, passionate locals are trying to transform neighborhoods from the ground up – by starting small but dreaming big.

4. Jeff Gingerich becomes the first non-Catholic to head St. Bonaventure University: Growing up on a farm in Iowa as a Mennonite – living simply and serving the marginalized – laid the foundation for his career in education and his role as 22nd president at the country’s oldest Franciscan college.

5. Businesses large and small are taking a closer look at how much office space they need: Many employees prefer to work remotely and do so productively, which can leave employers who pay for a lot of rented space empty.

The Buffalo Next team brings you an overview of the region’s economic revitalization. Email tips to [email protected] or call Buffalo Next Editor David Robinson at 716-849-4435.

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