Looking for a new job can be incredibly stressful.  But if you're looking right now, there are tons of jobs available right here in Buffalo.

There are a ton of reasons why people might be unemployed these days.  A huge number of people got let go because of the pandemic.  A bunch of people got sick and haven't been able to come back.  Some people just haven't been able to find an opportunity that was as good as the one they had.

Some people have found that the job they're in right now just doesn't fit them anymore.  Workplaces have changed dramatically since the pandemic began.  There's nothing worse than going to a job that you hate every day.  You spend the majority of your time at your job.  Why wouldn't you want to go somewhere that you hate?

Whatever the reason is that you have for looking for a new job, if you want to work and are physically able, there are a lot of jobs available right here in Western New York.  The question is, "What do you want to do?"

I went to a site called Simply Hired and found 12 jobs that you could hypothetically get hired for right now.  Some of them pay minimum wage, others pay up to $98,000 a year.  Whether you want to head out in the field or work from your new home office, there are jobs available.  Yes, you have to fulfill certain qualifications, but if you look you might just find your next career and not have to move out of the area to get it.

12 Jobs You Can Get Hired For NOW in Western New York

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