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2023 Uncovering and Cultivating Hidden Talent – Session 3: Talent Hiding in Plain Sight

July 19, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT

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Uncovering and Cultivating Hidden Talent

This is not your father’s job market. The hiring and training landscape if shifting every day. Employers face growing pressure to hire and retain quality employees. Meanwhile, job seekers and incumbent workers have more options than ever before.

Join the Buffalo Niagara Partnership for a four-part series designed to help employers understand where to find talent and how to keep that talent for the long term.

Session 3: Talent Hiding in Plain Sight

To win the talent wars, employers must tap every potential talent pool.  Chances are you are forgetting to look in a few key places.  In this session, you will learn how to access non-traditional talent pools such as Opportunity Youth, recent immigrants and refugees, the disabled, and those formerly involved with the justice system.  This session will also explore what employers need to know to make hiring from these populations successful for both the employer and the employee.


  • Jessica Centeno, Deputy Executive Director, Center for Employment Opportunities  
  • Tommy McClam, Senior Director, Boys & Men of Color 
  • Kathleen Pascucci, Vice President of Human Resources, People Inc. 
  • Ashley Weaver, Employment Program Manager, International Institute of Buffalo  

Complimentary parking is available in the Visitor’s lot.

Event Contact
Kristine Bieniek
(716) 541-1768
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Buffalo Niagara Partnership


Western New York Region