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Posted on: September 13, 2019

Mayor Brown, Commissioner Lockwood, And BPDNET Bring Hiring Opportunities into the JFK Neighborhood

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Buffalo, NY - Mayor Byron W. Brown, Police Commissioner Byron C. Lockwood, and the Buffalo Police Department Neighborhood Engagement Team (BPDNET), joined by representatives from the Buffalo Employment & Training Center and local employers, introduced job-seeking residents from the JFK neighborhood to potential employers. The goal of the event was to connect residents of this economically challenged neighborhood with job opportunities by bringing employers directly to the area.

“I am pleased to partner with Commissioner Byron Lockwood, the Buffalo Police Department Neighborhood Engagement Team and The BETC on this unique job fair that brings potential employers to job-seeking residents. In my continued effort to make Buffalo a city of opportunity for all people, my goal is to assist residents in every section of the City with employment and training opportunities,” said Mayor Brown.

Police Commissioner Lockwood stated, “Throughout the spring and summer months, we have hosted        a number of events within different communities across the City with the continued goal of improving relations between police officers and the public. Our ultimate objective is to strengthen our neighborhoods in Buffalo, and we recognize the best way to do that is to connect people with meaningful jobs. This is why today’s job fair is so important, bringing jobs right to the hardworking people of our City’s neighborhoods.”

A number of participants were present at today’s job fair, including Mayor Byron W. Brown, Commissioner Byron C. Lockwood, BPDNET, BETC, and a number of local Employers.

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