Workforce

Amherst, and the entire Buffalo Niagara region, is known for our productive and educated workforce. It should also be noted that over 86,000 of those individuals employed in Amherst do not live within the town but commute from other parts of the region.
      
A study commissioned by Empire State Development and prepared by The Pathfinders notes that the area boasts a labor force exceeding 715,000 people, of which approximately 38,000 were unemployed seeking work. Additionally, another 33,000 working people are also considered part of the labor pool. This pool of people currently working are considered "underemployed" and possess the skills, experience and education to qualify them for a higher paying position.

Please contact us should you require a customized labor availability and wage survey and we will promptly prepare a detailed report with the assistance of our partners at the Buffalo Niagara Enterprise. For summary rates and availability information, please select one of the links for a sample overview of the region:

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  • 80%

    Of New Jobs Created In the Region Have Been Created In Amherst Since 1980

  • $18 Million

    Property Taxes Generated Annually By Current and Past AIDA Projects

  • 48,000 Jobs

    New Jobs Created By Over 300 AIDA Projects