The Agency, formerly the Industrial Development Agency, says there are hundreds of jobs in the Binghamton area waiting to be filled.

The Broome Talent Task Force and the Broome County Workforce and Talent Attraction Strategic Action plan have been launched to pair skilled workers with jobs and address workforce challenges over a three year period.

The three year employment plan is to focus on health care, manufacturing, construction and skilled trades, information processing, warehousing and transportation.

Officials say the area needs to improve its efforts to market itself after a long economic and employment slide.

Many employers say they have faced challenges filling positions with workers that are properly trained to do the jobs.

The other task of the effort is to keep people here as the region has seen a large migration of workers to other states.