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New York City subway and bus riders will soon be speaking to Western New Yorkers based in Amherst if they need help with questions or problems about paying for their rides on the Big Apple's vast network of trains. The company that runs the new contactless payment system for the Metropolitan Transit Authority's subway system will be opening its new $1.1 million operatio…

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The Buffalo Niagara job market heated up in April, with its biggest uptick in hiring in more than a year. The latest job data from the Labor Department shows that hiring in the Buffalo Niagara region accelerated last month, even as employers are struggling to find qualified workers to fill open positions. The region added jobs at a 1% annualized pace during April – t…

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Startups and small businesses looking to fill more than 200 jobs will participate in the first Ignite Buffalo JobCade, a job fair that will be held 3 p.m to 7 p.m. on March 7 at the 500 Seneca building in Buffalo. The event is free and open to the public. Job seekers will be able to meet face to face with prospective employers, receive advice about their resume and inte…

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A Canadian distributor of laboratory and life sciences products will invest $1 million and create 15 new jobs over five years as it sets up its first U.S. site in Wheatfield. FroggaBio will lease 5,000 square feet of space  at the Woodlands Corporate Center at 3790 Commerce Court, after working with Invest Buffalo Niagara to finalize its plans. The facility is managed b…

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Hebeler Corp. will still make layoffs, but fewer of them. The Town of Tonawanda-based metal fabricator now says it will lay off 21 employees, compared to the 60 it had warned about in a June notice filed with the state Department of Labor. The company has cited its decline in business with a major, unidentified customer as the reason for the layoffs. Hebeler's amende…

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As many as 250 workers could lose their jobs at Dresser-Rand Corp.'s plant in Wellsville within two years, after its German parent company agreed to sell one business to Curtiss-Wright Corp. and shift its remaining functions there to North Carolina. The loss of the plant is a major blow to the largest town in Allegany County, where the plant has been a major employer fo…