Buffalo-region strengthens job market

The job market in Upstate New York is progressively improving, having demonstrated growth since last summer, according to a column penned by a business writer.

Engineering and information technology opportunities that tend to remunerate staff more handsomely are increasingly in demand with one company, the column authored by business columnist David Robinson with The Buffalo News states.

"We're going in the right direction, but at a slower pace … This winter has been holding back the economy, but winter is going to end," regional economist John Slenker with the New York Labor Department in Buffalo told the news source. "There's a lot of pent-up activity that's going to be unleashed … People can go in and out of the labor force very quickly. All it takes is a job offer."

The regional jobless rate has fallen nearly 2 percent during the past year, dropping to 7.4 percent this past January after checking in at 9.2 percent during the same period last year.

WIVB reports mortgager Seneca Mortgage Investments LP is set to augment payrolls by 249 at its suburban Buffalo facility in Elma.

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