Gov. Cuomo establishes WNY employment ‘strikeforce’

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — As part of his push to decrease unemployment across the state, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a new initiative to connect job seekers with employment opportunities in western New York.

The program, which Cuomo calls his ‘unemployment strikeforce,’ will be spread throughout offices in Buffalo, Lackawanna and Niagara Falls, focusing on removing barriers to employment for those who live in areas with high unemployment rates.

Cuomo said he launched a similar program in the Bronx, which arranged more than 17,000 job placements since 2014.

Currently, a newly launched part of New York State’s website lists thousands of available jobs across the region.

Anybody interested in learning more can click here, or call 1-888-708-6712. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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