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Advance Buffalo - Overview

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17,000 advanced manufacturing jobs will open through 2020 in Western New York.
One of them can be yours.

The Advance Buffalo program is recruiting and training motivated people who are interested in a career in advanced manufacturing. The program matches top businesses to job seekers in Western New York. Advance Buffalo is a workforce development initiative of the Buffalo Billion Economic Development strategy, in partnership with the NYS Department of Labor.


Want to advance your career?

This is a special opportunity for you to work at one of the top businesses in Western New York.

Careers in advanced manufacturing offer long-term employment at above-average wages. Whether you’re an entry-level or an experienced worker, you are invited to apply to the Advance Buffalo program.

We will assess your current skills. If you’re ready, we’ll match you with a business where your skills are needed. If you need short-term training, we’ll help you get your skills up to date. If you’re just beginning to think about a career, we’ll help you get started.

Best of all, you can enroll in this program for free. If you need training, it may be available to you at little or no cost.


What is “advanced manufacturing”?

Advanced manufacturing represents a New Industrial Revolution. In an advanced manufacturing environment, highly-skilled workers use both traditional and computer-driven technology to explore and create new products. Factories feature machinery controlled with computer precision. Tiny welds are made by agile robots guided by human hands. Production processes are innovative, state-of-the-art and leaner, using materials and techniques that weren’t possible before.


What occupations are included?

Currently, the Advance Buffalo program includes these rewarding occupations:

Quality Assurance Inspector
CNC Machinist

Electro-Mechanical Technician
Production Operator

For more information about these occupations, please click the “Occupations” tab on the left.


What companies can you work for?

Many top Western New York companies are participating in the Advance Buffalo program, including:

Del Monte Foods
Flexovit USA, Inc.
Globe Metallurgical

International Imaging

Perry's Ice Cream
PCB Piezotronics
Rosina Foods
Snyder Industries, Inc.
...and many more

Click the "Participating Businesses" tab on the left for a complete list of companies.


Get started today!

The first step is to submit your application. Please click the “Registration” tab on the left for more information.

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