Jobs Scarce in WNY but Energy Company is Booming in Buffalo

job-creation-buffalo-nyIt is no surprise to anyone who calls Western New York home that this is one of the toughest places in the country to find a career.  This has just been statistically proven in a recent poll, which analyzed job trends and openings in cities all across the country.  Buffalo, NY ranked at number 3 on the “Worst Cities to Find a Job” list; behind Boulder, CO and Milwaukee, WI.  Seeing our city ranked high in unemployment and low in job openings can be disheartening, but it is important to remember that aggregate data should not discourage job seekers.  There are companies in the area that job seekers should pay close attention to.

Every year Buffalo Business First releases a book of lists that ranks companies in the area.  Energy Curtailment Specialists Inc, was named near the top of hundreds of WNY energy companies, and also listed highly on the top 20 list of Top Fast-Track Companies and Top Grossing Companies for 2013.  As a privately held company, ECS has ranked twentieth out of all privately owned companies in the region.  Not only is this a great testament to ECS as a company, but a positive reflection on the state of WNY business in general.  The fact is, there are hundreds of companies in the area growing and profiting, and ECS is proud to be recognized as one of the top companies among them.

ECS focuses on providing demand response services to companies with a large amount of electricity use.  Demand response involves temporary electricity reduction in times of high demand.  This is a vital service that helps to save money for businesses by reducing energy usage, and stabilize the electric grid to prevent blackouts and brownouts that cost businesses money.  ECS can also provide companies with facility audits, smart metering, and a host of other energy services that benefit business’ bottom line while also helping avoid operation of fossil fuel fired peaker power plants that create substantial pollution.  ECS’ Green Roots Initiative also adds a greener element to its services by partnering with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant trees in honor of new customers.

ECS is growing as a company by helping other companies with their energy needs, both in the WNY area and nationwide.  It is a company rooted in Western New York and will continue to grow and thrive in the area.  The energy industry is experiencing continued growth in spite of tough economic times, and ECS is pleased to lead the way for this progress in Western New York.

Jessica Kennedy
Energy Curtailment Specialists, Inc.

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