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Come and learn how you can work in the Booming

Construction industry!

There will be an Information Session held

November 6th, 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Buffalo Employment and Training Center (BETC)

77 Goodell Street, Buffalo NY

Learn more about the skills that employers are seeking!

Speak to trainers in the Buffalo area who can help you get ready for the jobs coming to Western New York!


October 30, 2014

America’s Job Exchange Hot Jobs for Today!

These are federal contractors who are proactively looking to hire veterans in support of their VEVRAA compliance requirements as well as qualified candidates with disabilities and other underrepresented communities like minorities and women.

Customer Care Representative


Film Crew

Tire/Battery Installer

Service Technician

Service Technician

Medical Receptionist

Operations Specialist I



IT Invoice Analyst - Junior Accountant

Recruiting Coordinator

Sr Teller

Express Clearance Operations (ECO) Import...

Design Document Services- Document Control...

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October 30, 2014

There are job opportunities for the Niagara Falls Bridges!

For Details and to apply:





October 30, 2014

YWCA of WNY is looking for a


Status:  Full-Time

Department:  Children’s Services

Reports to:  Director of Operations, CEO

Locations:  1005 Grant Street, Family Court Drop-In Center and Cleveland Hill Elementary

Overall Scope

The YWCA of WNY, Inc. has a long tradition of delivering comprehensive and high quality programs and services that foster healthy development and nurture the potential of every child. Serving low-income children and their families in Western New York, our comprehensive child development centers provide educational, social, emotional and wellness services. Programs promote school success and family involvement and reflect the cultural diversity of our participants.

Our Director – Children’s Services is responsible for the day to day operations of all sites and programs. This includes implementation and adherence to licensing regulations and standards set by regulatory agencies. The Director is responsible for programming and ensures regulations are met and managed through collection and reporting of necessary data. The Director oversees development and implementation of all programming, training, supervision and staff development, conducts regular monitoring to ensure that program policies and procedures are being followed, manages collection and reporting of required data, and assists teachers in coordinating services that benefit the children and families we serve.

Our Director is a dynamic person who is able to work in a fast-paced, evolving environment.  Exceptional communication and organizational skills are essential.

Director is responsible for three child care sites; School House Commons Day Care Center, Family Court Drop-In Site, and Cleveland Hill Elementary School Extended Day Program. 


•           Stays current with research and literature related to emerging trends and promising practices in early childhood development and school age youth programming.

•           Plan, coordinate, and administer child care programming to meet the physical, emotional, social and academic needs of the children.

•           Ensure that all licensing and regulation standards are met, including NYS OCFS, DSS, SACC, CACFP and Unified Court System. Maintain accurate and complete records and filing system for the child care sites.

•           Hire and supervise child care staff, including: scheduling work and vacation hours, conducting staff evaluations in a timely manner, and facilitating staff training and development.

•           Review and evaluate child care site programming, providing constructive feedback to staff and supervisors.

•           Coordinate the activities of the sites with community resources to help meet the needs of families and to improve the quality of child care in the community.

•           Work in collaboration with staff, parents and community resources to improve and enhance sites.

•           Oversee Children’s Services department budget development and management; financial management and funder reporting: track and record necessary paperwork for complete and accurate financial records; supervise and confirm accuracy of reports; provide timely updates to data in account management system;

•           Submit timely requests for site purchases; keep inventories of materials, supplies and equipment.

•           Maintain familiarity with established YWCA policies on child abuse and or neglect, and ensure staff compliance with their role as a mandated reporter.

•           Read and understand the YWCA Policy and Procedural Manual as it pertains to staff members under supervision.

•           Develop, coordinate and administer programs for interns and volunteers.

•           Make decisions regarding acceptance and/or referral of children in daycare.

•           Attend required trainings and complete at least 12 hours of professional development per year.

•           Other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications

•           Master’s degree in an education related field, with a minimum of 2 years supervisory experience; or Bachelor’s degree in an education-related field and a minimum of 5 years supervisory experience.

•           Expert knowledge of NYS child care and SACC regulations required

•           Certified in CPR and standard first aid

•           Experience with CACFP and grant management helpful

•           Successfully complete a criminal background check

•           Must be well organized and self-directed, attention to detail a must.

Interested parties should forward cover letter and resume no later than Friday, November 7, to Info@YWCA-WNY.org or YWCA of WNY, Inc.; 1005 Grant Street, Buffalo, NY 14207.


October 30, 2014

National Fuel Job Opportunity!

National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE: NFG) is a multi-billion dollar diversified energy company with corporate headquarters in Williamsville (Buffalo), New York and division operations in New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and California.  The Company holds assets that span nearly every facet of the natural gas industry, including Utility, Pipeline and Storage, Exploration and Production and Energy Marketing.  National Fuel’s history dates to the earliest days of the natural gas and oil industry in the United States, and the Company has been responsible for many industry firsts. 

National Fuel is currently seeking an Administrative Assistant for an outstanding career opportunity in our Risk Management department at our Williamsville, NY office. The Administrative Assistant is responsible for variety of tasks including the following:

•           Drafting and modifying reports

•           Timekeeping

•           Scheduling meetings, travel, and events

•           Certified mailings

•           Purchasing card purchases and statement monitoring

•           File maintenance and organization

•           Scheduling and follow-up for DOT/Respirator physicals

The successful candidate must possess a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent. Ability to meet multiple time lines, demonstrated attention to detail, and organizational skills are essential. Ability to work in a team environment and independently is required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access) is required.  Prior experience PeopleSoft (Oracle) is desirable.

This is a clerical position within the Company’s collective bargaining unit with an hourly rate of pay of $18.38.  National Fuel also offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Any candidate offered a position with National Fuel will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment drug test. For confidential consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter by November 12, 2014 to:

National Fuel Gas Company

Human Resources Department

Administrative Assistant (Risk Management Department)


6363 Main Street

Williamsville, NY 14221

- OR -

Email resume and cover letter to: jobs@natfuel.com



October 27, 2014

National Fuel Job Opportunity


National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE: NFG) is a multi-billion dollar diversified energy company with corporate headquarters in Williamsville (Buffalo), New York and division operations in New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and California.  The Company holds assets that span nearly every facet of the natural gas industry, including Utility, Pipeline and Storage, Exploration and Production and Energy Marketing.  National Fuel’s history dates to the earliest days of the natural gas and oil industry in the United States, and the Company has been responsible for many industry firsts. 

National Fuel is currently seeking an Information Systems (IS) Auditor for an outstanding career opportunity within our corporate Audit Services team. Primary responsibilities include planning, examining, evaluating and reporting on Information Systems audit work throughout National Fuel to evaluate control environments in computer applications. The IS audits are performed as necessary to complete the annual audit plan and to coordinate compliance with the General Computer Control requirements under the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002. Auditors are required to identify and communicate opportunities to strengthen controls, provide processes improvement recommendations and ensure compliance with internal policies and procedures. Auditors are also requested to participate as consultants on special project assignments as requested by management.

A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required, with a concentration in Management Information Systems, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science or Accounting preferred. A working knowledge of information technology and related controls is required. Previous audit experience, specifically in Information Systems is desirable. CISA certification is highly preferred or if CISA designation is not previously attained, successful candidate should be willing to pursue. Exceptional analytical skills, attention to detail and ability to work independently as well as within a team environment are required. The successful candidate must possess excellent communication skills and a demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities is critical to success.  Applicants must be proficient in Microsoft Office.  Travel of approximately 10% is required. 

National Fuel offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.  Any candidate offered a position with National Fuel will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment drug test.  For confidential consideration, please submit your resume, cover letter and academic transcripts by November 14, 2014 to:

National Fuel, Human Resources

Position #14-054NY

6363 Main Street

Williamsville, NY 14221


Please reference position #14-054NY in the subject line of your email



October 27, 2014

United States District Court

Vacancy Announcements for a U.S. Probation Officer  in the

Buffalo Office.

Resumes will be accepted through November 14, 2014.

Jobs description and information can be located on website:



October 27, 2014

Quality Inspector

The Quality Inspector will use precision measuring instruments along with CMM to ensure product meets specifications. This person will setup, use & calibrate various types of gages and instruments such as calipers, micrometers, bore gages and snap gages. Will be responsible for receiving inspection, 1st piece, in-process and final product inspection. Basic machining knowledge is required along with comprehensive understanding of GD&T/blueprint reading. Experience with MS word & Excel are desired.

The ideal candidate will have experience in a metal parts fabrication environment and have a good working knowledge of SPC and ISO-9000 internal audits. This person must be organized and be able to manage multiple projects at the same time. CMM programming knowledge would be helpful.

Resumes to Norman Weiler nweiler@wdcinc.org



NYS Dept of Labor Hot Jobs for the

Week of Oct. 27, 2014

Erie County: 

Pathways to Careers in the Construction Industry

Thursday, Nov. 6 – 10am-Noon

Buffalo Employment & Training Center, 77 Goodell St., Buffalo

Learn more about the skills employers are seeking!!! Speak to trainers in the Buffalo area!!!

Sponsored by the NYS DOL, the Buffalo & Erie County Workforce Investment Board, Inc.

& the BETC




11 am-1pm at the Belle Center, 104 Maryland St., Buffalo

Sponsored by the NYS Dept. of Labor and Buffalo Billions

Over 30 Businesses Will Be In Attendance!!!!!

Dress professionally and bring at least 30 copies of your resume.



Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Recruitment


Thursday, Nov. 6 ---- 1-3pm

Lockport WorkSource One Center, 272 South Transit St.

Recruiting for: Employment Specialists (NY1106822), Therapeutic Residential Program Specialists (NY1106825), Direct Support Professionals (NY1106826)

All positions require at least a GED/high school diploma.

Wage & required experience depend on position. All positions are Union.

Advance Buffalo

The Advance Buffalo Program is recruiting skilled tradespeople and training motivated people interested in a career in Advanced Manufacturing.  Whether you are an entry level production worker or a skilled tradesperson, the NYS Dept. of Labor invites you to enroll in this program. To Register for The Advance Buffalo program go to: www.jobs.ny.gov/AdvanceBuffalo 

If you are ALREADY registered with Advance Buffalo and are applying to a specific job, send your resume along with this Job Order # to the following email: AdvanceBuffalo@labor.ny.gov

Below is a current Advance Buffalo job listing:

NY1109007. East Aurora. ASSEMBLERS. FT. M-F. 1st shift. 40 hrs./wk. Benefits. 1+ openings. Performs wide range of non-repetitive electronic assembly operations on components or sub-assemblies.  Use schematics or blueprints, wiring lists, follow verbal and written instructions to assemble, rework, or reassemble units.  Assignments are complex and judgment may be used to resolve problems. Performs online go-not-go testing and inspection. Requires high school diploma or GED; computer skills preferred; 1-3 years' experience in a manufacturing environment; familiarity with Intuitive Program; ability to read, write and comprehend simple instructions, correspondence and memos; ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measurement, common fractions, decimals. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.


NY1109181. Buffalo. DATA ENTRY SPECIALIST. FT. M-F. 1st shift. Benefits. Responsible for timely and accurate translation and coding of vehicle crash-related information from police crash report forms selected from various states throughout the US. 

Preferred Education/Experience: Associate’s Degree in related discipline; 1+ years in related discipline – OR combination of education and experience equivalent to above. Would consider a trainee in specifics. Need strong attention to detail and organization skills. Need ability to interpret and translate data. Strong computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office.

Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Ability to multi-task and take initiative to ensure completion of daily assignments. Wage: $13.89-$17.36/ hr, negotiable depending on experience. On bus route.


NY1109188. Lancaster. MATERIAL PREPARATION. FT. M-F. 1st shift. Benefits. Cut steel tubing up to 1/2" diameter and up to 140" in length using a power chop saw.  Deburr tubing using a power drill and grinder.  Operate end forming machine. May train to operate CNC tube bending machine. Products manufactured include brake, fuel and transmission lines for the vehicle market.

Need at least GED/high school diploma. Would consider a trainee. $11.50/hr.

NY1108924. Cheektowaga. SALES ASSOCIATES. FT. M-F. Days. 40 hrs./wk. 3 openings. Responsible for prospecting, qualifying, selling and servicing retail partners whose merchandise needs can be filled with company’s product lines. Additionally, position is responsible for account planning and forecasting. Must have initiative to make things happen.  Requires at least a high school diploma (some college or Associate's Degree preferred) and 1 year of sales experience. Would NOT consider a trainee. Need valid driver's license and own vehicle. Wage: $12/hr., plus commission – DOE.

NY1109345. Orchard Park. CUSTODIAN. FT. M-F. 2nd shift (3:00-11:30pm). Benefits. Ability to work overtime during the week and Saturdays. Remove trash inside and outside plant area. Clean toilets, shower stalls, refrigerators and microwave ovens, windows, eye wash stations and first aid supply cabinets. Fill all dispensers. Sweep and mop floors, including dock area, and sweep outside plant area. Strip and wax vinyl floors. Vacuum and shampoo carpeting. Dust and polish desks and file cabinets. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Need high school diploma or GED; 1-3 months' related experience and/or training; OR equivalent combination of education and experience.

NY1109295. Hamburg. NON-CDL DELIVERY DRIVER. FT. Store open 7 days/wk. Work schedule varies. Benefits. Requires morning, afternoon and evening availability any day of the week. Pull, load, and deliver customer purchases in a friendly, timely, safe and efficient manner. Ability to apply basic mathematical concepts. Read, write and communicate using English language. Ability to operate store equipment in assigned area (including but not limited to LRT, telephone, paging system, copiers, fax machines, computers, CCTV surveillance system, key cutting, panel saw, paint mixing computer, blind cutting, forklifts, pallet jacks, electric lifts, etc). Ability to interpret price tag and UPC information. Will move objects up to and exceeding 200 pounds with reasonable accommodations. Ability to read maps. Ability to work in both inside and outside environmental conditions. Appropriate Driver's License Required (Class D). No educational requirement listed. Some experience required - would NOT consider a trainee. Wage negotiable, depending on experience.



October 24, 2014

Coca-Cola has various openings, please go to the following link:




October 24, 2014

Gerard Place has an opportunity for a Part-time Security Person.

Job Requirements:

Experience in security or enforcements preferred, ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism, strong communication skills, comfortable working alone. This part-time position works a minimum of 7 hours per week with additional hours on an as needed basis and requires the ability to work nights and weekends.

Send resume or application request to:

Gerard Place

Attn:  Jill Mattson

2515 Bailey Ave

Buffalo, NY 14215

Email:  jmattson@gerardplace.org

No phone calls please.


October 24, 2014

Aspire of WNY is looking for an Education Supervisor-Preschool

Exciting opportunity to supervise our preschool program, overseeing classrooms of students with disabilities who are fully integrated with their nondisabled peers in area child care centers.  Requirements include:  Professional Special Education Teacher Certification, School Building Leader Certification (formerly School Administration/Supervision certification), Three years teaching experience in Special Education, early childhood and/or one year of supervision in special education early childhood programs.  Apply to:

Human Resources Department, Aspire of WNY, 2356 North Forest Road, Getzville, NY 14068, Fax: 894-6130,  Email: jobs@aspirewny.org.  EOE.




September 19, 2014

Recent Back-Pack Give-a-Way Day here at the BETC through our Steps-to-Succeed Program, WUFO 1080 AM Radio, and the Buffalo Teacher’s Federation!  Over 210 families were able to receive school back-packs for their children.



September 19, 2014

Photo below is our Workforce Investment Board Executive Director – Heather Okoro, welcoming our customers into the center!


September 19, 2014

Job Corps 50th Anniversary Celebration held at the BETC!



September 19, 2014

BETC Placement Counselor Joyce Faines (on the far right,) taking some of her customers for an on-site visit to Imagine Staffing Agency.

Become a member of the BETC for your job seeking activity and you too may have a chance for some of great opportunities like the one shown here!



United Way - Day of Caring! Photos of some of our

BETC Staff Volunteers at Scofield Residency



Come to the Buffalo Employment & Training Center and register for our FREE services; including our Job Search & Interview Tips workshop as shown below!

Workshop Facilitator – Joe Sullivan with one of our classes which is offered bi-weekly.





70 Barker St.

Buffalo, NY 14209


What they offer:

Mental Health Counseling

Refugee Resettlement Programs

Elder Care/In Home Support

Community Alternative Systems Agency

Mental Health Program for kids

Gambling Recovery Programs

Heads – Up Program for people with traumatic brain injuries

Career Counseling


282 Babcock St.

Buffalo, NY 14210


What they offer:

Education and Career Services for youth

Art programs for kids

Health and Life Skills for youth

Character building and leadership for youth

Sports, Fitness and Recreation

Prevention Services for kids

Day Care Services

Free Services to kids of military families


95 Franklin St.

Buffalo, NY 14202


What they offer:

Case Management

Insurance Counseling

Family Caregiver Assistance



Home Care


69 Linwood Ave.

Buffalo, NY 14209


What they offer:

Prevention is Primary programs that focus on lifeskills, conflict resolution, etc

Teen Focus programs that focus on life skills training, choices and consequences for teenage girls

Woman Focus that helps adult woman to cope better with stressors of life


1000 Main St.

Buffalo, NY 14202


What they offer:

Provides services to families with children who have disabilities


Information and Referral Services


291 Pearl St.

Buffalo, NY 14202

If over 60 years of age: 858-8526

If under 60 years of age: 858-2634

What they offer:

Assistance with heating and other utility costs


275 Alexander Ave.

Cheektowaga, NY 14221


What they offer:

A ton of after/during-school programs

Day care for those parents who are working

Holiday Programs

Various Family Days

Mid – Erie Counseling and Treatment Services

463 William St.

Buffalo, NY 14204


What they offer:

Adult and Teenage Counseling for individuals with mental health disorders

Family Counseling

February 28, 2012
Announcement by the New York State Department of Labor:

There is an additional resource for the immigrant and refugee customers, the New York State Immigration Hotline 
This free over the phone service responds to general questions about immigration and naturalization benefits, requirements and procedures. The New York State Immigration Hotline provides information and referrals to all NYS OTDA programs serving refugees and immigrants, other immigrant-related public and private programs, and relevant mainstream service programs available throughout New York State.

The New York State Immigration Hotline operates from 8AM to 6PM, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) and is able to assist callers who speak the following languages Albanian, Arabic, Bosnian, French, Haitian/Creole, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Macedonian, Mandarin, Polish, Punjabi, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Turkish, and Urdu. (No waiting on the phone, the called is connected to a person.) This information is available on the OTDA website, and here is the direct link http://otda.ny.gov/programs/bria/hotline.asp


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    America's Job Exchange

    Career OneStop

    Career Builder

    NYS Dept. of Labor

    City of Buffalo Civil Service

    Erie County Civil Service


    BETC now offers job announcements daily on

    WUFO MIX- 1080 AM Radio


    WUFO 1080 AM airing live

    at BETC!

    Helping us put

    Buffalo to work!


    Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

    Workforce Development Consortium | Workforce Investment Board
    Buffalo Employment & Training Center
    Erie Community College One Stop Center
    NYS Department of Labor Services Office

    City of Buffalo

    Funded by:

    U.S. Department of Labor
    Buffalo & Erie County
    Workforce Development Consortium, Inc.

    Erie County Works

    Byron W. Brown

    County Executive:
    Mark C. Poloncarz