BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Former State Senator Antoine Thompson has started his new job as Executive Director of the Buffalo Employment and Training Center.
Thompson's salary will be approximately $80,000 according to Mike DeGeorge, spokesman for Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown who appointed Thompson to the new position.
"I'm very passionate about helping people gets jobs," Thompson said. "I'm very excited about it. I'm looking forward to having the staff here being more proactive."
Thompson announced his new job on his Facebook page, saying, "I will play a critical role in helping people in Buffalo get jobs!!!! I will supervise over 30 employees and support Mayor Brown and the City of Buffalo and other key public, private, faith and community sector leaders in assisting people with job training and placement."