Seal & Design employee Elizabeth packages some products at the facility in Clarence on Thursday, February 1, 2024. (Photo by Mark Mulville)

Onboarding for on-time orders

With industrial customers all over the globe who depend on Seal & Design’s huge inventory of essential goods, order fulfillment revolves around perfect products, correctly packed and delivered on time. A fast-growing manufacturer and distributor of sealant products like gaskets and o-rings, Seal & Design has facilities in Clarence, Rochester, Syracuse, and Toronto. Getting orders […]

"Small changes can help ensure employees from other countries and cultures feel welcome."

How Joblio employers made their New American hires feel welcome

As more employers adopt diverse hiring practices, including welcoming refugees and immigrants to their workforce, they’re realizing a range of benefits – including the ability to fill high-demand positions the domestic workforce lacks workers for. Yet as with any hiring strategy, retention remains key. Mark Reimann, U.S. Country Manager and VP of Government Affairs for […]


Staffed for service

The Embassy Suites hotel is in the heart of downtown Buffalo, near popular destinations including KeyBank Center, the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center and Canalside. That makes this Hilton property an ideal overnight option for visitors to the city’s packed calendar of professional sports games, conferences, hockey tournaments, concerts, festivals and events. For Bob Karmazyn, the […]

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Why Western New York is a Great Place for New Americans: Insights from Jon Purizhansky, Founder of Joblio

Introduction Western New York has long been a welcoming region for immigrants and new Americans seeking to build their lives in the United States. Its rich history, diverse culture, and ample opportunities have attracted people from all corners of the world. In this article, we explore why Western New York is a fantastic place for […]


NY makes Financial Sense For New Immigrants

Jon Purizhansky is the founder of and is a recognized expert within the space of global labor mobility and refugee movements. Purizhansky states that while New York, Miami and Boston may be the dream destinations for many immigrants and refugees, but looking at the bigger picture, they are increasingly paying attention to other cities, particularly […]


Unemployment in Canada is rising, but the Crisis in the labor Market is not resolved

Unemployment Rate Surges in Canada, Breaking Months of Positive Momentum In a surprising turn, Canada witnessed an increase in the unemployment rate during May, breaking a streak of positive momentum in the labor market that had persisted since August 2022. Recent data from Statistics Canada reveal a net loss of slightly over 17,000 jobs in […]

Empowering Immigrants and Refugees

International Refugee Day: Empowering Immigrants and Refugees to Build a Brighter Future in the USA and Canada

International Refugee Day: Empowering Immigrants and Refugees to Build a Brighter Future in the USA and Canada   Each year on June 20th, we celebrate International Refugee Day to raise awareness and honor the courage and resilience of millions of refugees and asylum-seekers, who have been forced to flee their homes due to persecution, conflict, […]

Rural Northern Canada

Overview of the Labor Shortage Crisis in Rural Northern Canada

The labor shortage crisis in rural Northern Canada is a complex issue that affects various industries, including mining, forestry, and construction. According to Statistics Canada, the population of rural Northern Canada has been declining for the past few years, and younger workers are not replacing the aging workforce. As a result, many businesses are struggling […]

Canadian immigrant workers

New Foreign Worker Rules in Canada Means Better Employment for Immigrants

The Canadian government recently implemented 13 new amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, designed to strengthen protections for temporary foreign workers (TFWs) and enhance the integrity of the TFW Program and the International Mobility Program (IMP), administered by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).  Improved Employment Agreements for TFWs As a part of […]