BUFFALO — First Niagara Financial Group is closing 10 branches and eliminating 170 jobs.
The Buffalo-based bank said Wednesday the positions are being cut throughout its four-state territory.
The job reductions come as the bank moves administrative duties out of its branches.
Bank officials say laid-off employees have been invited to apply for other jobs within the company. First Niagara says it is actively recruiting to fill more than 250 positions.