DreamOn Pittsburgh, organized by Omicelo and Downtown-based social enterprise DreamCream Ice Cream, takes over Market Square with a free music festival accompanied by hand-crafted ice cream.

The three-day event starts at 10 a.m. Friday, and features such beloved regional performers as Dj Nate Da Phat Barber, Beauty Slap, Karl Franklin, Anqwenique, Noel Quintana’s Latin Crew, CMU Bhangra, My Thai Dance Troupe, 412tuned and — of course — fireworks. The full line-up is here. The organizers are giving 5 percent ownership and training to local high school and GED students that are volunteering at the DreamOn Festival.

Check out the video below from last year’s inaugural festival, and our 2012 story about DreamCream here.

 

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There are more 20,000 jobs open today across the Pittsburgh region, part of a vibrant economy with jobs in business and financial services, healthcare and life sciences, IT, energy and manufacturing. If you’re a Pittsburgher looking to advance your career, or have friends and colleagues elsewhere who’d like to move here, you should be checking out ImaginePittsburgh.com on a regular basis. Our 10-county jobs aggregator is updated nightly. For example, today you’ll find jobs like these:

Solution Center Technician at Seton Hill University

Strategic Product Manager at TeleTracking Technologies

Engineering Technician at EQT Corp.

Inventory Technician at Mitsubishi Electric Power Products 

Real Estate Agent at Northwood Realty Services

You can also reach out to our Neighbors – young and mid-career professionals who have chosen Pittsburgh — for networking ideas via the LinkedIn addresses include in their profiles. And stay up-to-date with new job postings and other news about building a great life in the Pittsburgh region via our monthly newsletter, our RSS feedFacebookTwitter or LinkedIn.

Are you a military veteran looking for a job with good pay, benefits and opportunities to advance? Check out our sister website, ServiceToOpportunity.org. There you can register in just a few minutes to be connected directly with regional energy and manufacturing companies that are keen to hire returning military servicemen and women. Learn more  here.

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Click here for a video showing what others love about these jobs. 

Did you know that there are good-paying jobs available all over southwestern Pennsylvania for women and men willing to be trained — for free — while they work?

The unions representing iron workers, electricians, heavy-equipment operators and sheet-metal workers (those who build and install heating and cooling ductwork) are in great need of people who to construct the iconic buildings and vital infrastructure of Pittsburgh, present and future.

Not only is training free, you can earn-while-you-learn through paid apprenticeships as you shadow veteran workers (journeymen) who will help to learn the trade. Once you attain journeymen status, you will be eligible for pay raises and benefits such as paid sick leave, vacation time, healthcare insurance and more.

If college isn’t for you, or if you’re a mid-career person ready to transition into a job with better career prospects, then click here to check out the free training and career assistance of the building trades. 

Check out these links for specific jobs: 

You can also check out this video to hear directly from iron workers, electricians, operators and sheet-metal workers about their jobs.

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Are you a veteran or do you know a vet looking for work? Scroll down to learn about our sister project, Service To Opportunity.

Did you know that there are more 20,000 jobs open today across the Pittsburgh region? Our dynamic economy features well-compensated careers with room to grow in business and financial services, healthcare and life sciences, IT, energy and manufacturing. If you’re a Pittsburgher looking to advance your career, or have friends and colleagues elsewhere who’d like to move here, you should be checking out ImaginePittsburgh.com on a regular basis. Our 10-county jobs aggregator is updated nightly. For example, today you’ll find jobs like these:

Global Manufacturing Health, Safety, Environment Manager at Elliott Group

Speech Language Therapist at The Children’s Institute

Continuous Miner Coordinator at CONSOL Energy, Inc. 

Global Security Systems Director at Alcoa

HR Vice President at Point Park University

You can reach out to our Neighbors – young and mid-career professionals who have chosen Pittsburgh — for networking ideas via the LinkedIn addresses include in their profiles. And stay up-to-date with new job postings and other news about building a great life in the Pittsburgh region via our monthly newsletter, our RSS feedFacebookTwitter or LinkedIn.

Are you a military veteran looking for a job with good pay, benefits and opportunities to advance? Check out our sister website, ServiceToOpportunity.org. There you can register in just a few minutes to be connected directly with regional energy and manufacturing companies that are keen to hire returning military servicemen and women. Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co. (CAT) is seeking mechanics, industrial technicians and welders. Veterans may connect with CAT and other employers here.

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At last month’s 2015 kickoff OpenStreetPGH event, 15,000 Pittsburghers came ready to play on the 3.5-mile stretch of Penn Avenue and Butler Street that was closed to cars and open for fun. The city was jumping with people cycling, dancing, running, hula hooping and unicycling.

And this Sunday, June 28, OpenStreetsPGH returns from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.Time to play! Time to play in the streets! Photo by Tracy Certo.“What separates Open Streets from other events is the choose-your-own- adventure aspect of it,” says Mike Carroll, event manager of BikePGH and co-chair of Open Streets.”You can go for a run, go to brunch, learn to salsa dance,” he says. “But we encourage people to try something new. If you do a lot of yoga, perhaps try a BootCamp class.”

At last month’s 2015 OpenStreetPGH kickoff, an estimated 15,000 people came out to play on the 3.5-mile stretch of Penn Avenue and Butler Street that was closed to cars and open for fun. The city was jumping with people cycling, dancing, running, hula-hooping and unicycling.

And this Sunday, June 28, OpenStreetsPGH returns from 8 a.m. until noon.

“What separates Open Streets from other events is the choose-your-own- adventure aspect of it,” says Mike Carroll, event manager of BikePGH and co-chair of Open Streets.”You can go for a run, go to brunch, learn to salsa dance,” he says. “But we encourage people to try something new. If you do a lot of yoga, perhaps try a BootCamp class.”

Check the program schedule for times on a walking tour with the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks, a Bike the Burgh Cycling Tour, a Hike it Baby walk for parents and young kids and training runs with Steel City Road Runners. Four event hubs host ballroom dance, BootCamp, kung fu, yoga and Zumba classes. You can play tennis or soccer. There’s even snowboarding for kids and roller disco led by the Steel City Roller Derby.This month, the businesses along the route are getting in on the gig. Just a few of the offerings: Franktuary serves up an early brunch, Pittsburgh Winery gives away free samples, LUXE Creative hosts an open house with a DJ, plus there’s a food truck roundup and lots of sidewalk sales.“We encourage everyone to bring a bag with them,” says Carroll. “We don’t want people to forget to check out these local, independent businesses.”Rollerskating, downtownSteel City Roller Derby will lead a roller disco session. Photo courtesy OpenStreetsPGH.And if you ever wanted to wear a badge—or at least be deputized to ring a cowbell and wear a silly hat—organizers are looking for 35 volunteers to be Intersection Sheriffs. Along the route, 12 intersections remain open for cars to cross.

“We’ll have a policeman at every intersection, but volunteers are key to ensuring that all of our happy participants remain safe,” says Eve Picker, one of the co-chairs of OpenStreetsPGH.

“Each volunteer will need to report at 7 a.m. and stay until noon,” she says. “And each will receive two free tickets to a ball game for their help, a free OpenStreetsPGH t-shirt, snacks, water—and the promise of a great time.” To volunteer, sign up here.

Besides Carroll and Picker, other folks and organizations who helped make this possible are the City of Pittsburgh, BikePGH, Red House Communications, the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership and Kim O’Dell.

The final OpenStreetsPGH event off the summer will be Sunday, July 26.

Open streets map

OpenSreetsPGH map.

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Cyber-security Analyst at Peoples Natural Gas

Titanium Research Engineer at ATI (Allegheny Technologies)

Web Developer at the Allegheny Conference on Community Development

Actuarial Analyst at Highmark

Digital Media Analyst at MARC USA

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