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Looking for a job? The Buffalo Employment Training Center is hosting a virtual job fair. As the world and Western New York reopen, jobs that were lost during the pandemic are making a return. The BETC is connecting job seekers with employers that are hiring throughout Buffalo and Western New York. They also help with job training.

The 2021 BETC Virtual Back to Work Job Fair has job listings in social services, manufacturing, customer service, health, hospitality, transportation and more. You can view all of the job listings here.

You can reach out to the BETC by calling them at 716-856-JOBS (5627) or you can visit their website.

4 Free or Low-Cost Adult Education Training Programs [List]

Below are four resources that offer programs specifically for adults that are either free (if you qualify) or low-cost.

1. The Adult Education Division of the Buffalo Public School District,

The Division also offers waived or reduced tuition for vocational training programs in the areas of Health Careers, Customer Service/Retail Sales, Building and Construction Skills training, etc. A comprehensive community education/leisure learning program is also offered in the evenings.

Contact info@UpSkill.org, visit its website or call (716) 888-7088 ext. 100 for more information on enrollment, programs and any costs.

2. The New York State Department of Labor. The DOL has partnered with Coursera to offer free online training courses to unemployed New Yorkers,

Through Coursera, unemployed New Yorkers will have access to nearly 4,000 programs across high-growth industries and can hone skills in data science, business, and technology. Many of these programs are pathways to certifications, professional certificates and can help elevate your career.

Some of the courses offered through Coursera include How to Manage a Remote Team, Business Writing, Facebook Social Media Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Motors and Motor Control Circuits. You see more of the courses and register for your free login here.

3. University at Buffalo's Educational Opportunity Center. The EOC offers tuition-free courses to those who qualify,

The University at Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center (UBEOC) is committed to providing academic, vocational, and career services to Western New York residents. Students enrolling at UBEOC can select from over 20 programs and services offered days, evenings and some weekends.

You can call (716)-645-1900 or visit the EOC's website for more details on programs, enrollment and qualification requirements for free programs.

4. Erie 1 BOCES,

Erie 1 BOCES provides career training and free literacy programs to help adults meet their career goals by developing essential skills for gainful employment and job advancement.

Erie 1 BOCES offers courses to train to become a certified nursing technician, a personal trainer, medical billing clerk and more. To find out more about programs, enrollments and costs, you can visit the Erie 1 BOCES' website or call 716-821-7500.

Flamingo Boats Are Back at Delaware Park

8 Great Waterfront Summer Playdate Ideas for Kids in Buffalo

When it comes to a good playdate, there's a lot of different criteria to consider -- cost, age appropriateness, and range of activities. And, how fun is it for mom or dad, too?

Here's 8 great playdate ideas to try this summer in and around Buffalo's beautiful waterfront.

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