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Buffalo attracting young professionals to fill workforce

Posted at 7:06 PM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-12 19:06:27-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Denver native Maya Cutforth graduated from Cornell University last year, and in August she started as an associate at M&T Bank right here in the Queen City.

"I knew I didn't want to be in a big city because I didn't want to get lost in a big city feel, and I really wanted to be somewhere I felt I could be a part of the community," Cutforth said.

It's why Cutforth chose Buffalo. That, and the affordability.

"Being able to live in the apartment I live in with the rent I'm paying is incredible."

These advantages have only grown due to the pandemic. Talent acquisition at M&T Bank says it has become a marketable advantage now that so many people are working from home.

"A lot of people wanting to leave larger cities to go to areas like Buffalo is benefiting us," Cindy Warkentin, Director of Talent Acquisition at M&T Bank said.

"Huge opportunity here," Greg Pokriki, Be in Buffalo & Public Relations Specialist said, "we're a low-cost city and, because of the pandemic, many see us as a less-dense metro area."

A lot of job openings are happening in technology, which is only expanding in Buffalo. M&T Bank is turning 11 floors of the Seneca One Tower into a tech hub of its own.

For more information on openings at M&T Bank, visit their website here.

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