This is not a good time to look for a teaching job as school districts slash jobs. School budget votes are tomorrow and voters will find that funding streams are drying up. A report in this week's Business First says an estimated 10,000 teachers are set to lose their jobs in June, according the New York State United Teachers Union. The report says that's on top of 30,000 teachers already laid off in the past three years. But officials say this year the cuts are different, as districts release teachers with seniority. Some of the largest cuts are expected in Ken-Ton and Niagara Wheatfield. You can read more in this week's Business First.
Meanwhile, Business First says Ingram Micro is adding jobs, thanks to two tech areas: cloud computing and mobile devices. The company is an information technology distributor with an operations center on Wehrle Drive.
Business First is inviting area companies to enter Social Madness, a national competition sponsored by the Buffalo Bills. Your business can compete against others of a similar size to see who can gain the most Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter followers. It's free and it means exposure for your business. Simply go to www.socialmadness.com or find a link under News Link at wkbw.com