Job hunting? You’ve come to the right place: Pittsburgh is home to tens of thousands of open positions across the 10-county region. Check out our powerful job search aggregator at ImaginePittsburgh.com/work, or just click through onto one of these offerings from our Featured Employers:

Senior Database Administrator at Development Dimensions International

 Chemical Inventory Specialist at PPG Industries

Home Equity Product Manager at PNC Financial Services

Operating Systems Engineer at UPMC

The Strip District-based Iron Workers union is offering free three-year apprenticeships to men and women who help sculpt the region’s built environment. Apprentice pay ranges from $16-$26 per hour.

Bonnie Pfister

There are still a few tickets left for what promises to be a lively panel discussion among several Pittsburghregion women who are leading the way in innovation and technology.

Join us at the Fairmont Hotel downtown this Thursday, May 7 for breakfast, networking and discussion that kick off the 25th anniversary of the Greater Pittsburgh Athena Awards program.

Named for the Greek goddess of strength and wisdom, the Athena Awards are unique among regional honors for professional women because of the focus on developing the next generation of female leaders through mentorship. They are convened by the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, of which ImaginePittsburgh.com is an initiative.

Moderated by NEXTpittsburgh’s Tracy Certo, the panel will include:

  • Hahna Alexander, Co-Founder, SolePower
  • Ilana Diamond, Managing Director, AlphaLab Gear
  • Shelley Fant-Uku, President, FCG Solutions, Inc.
  • Nina Krietemeyer, Chief Executive Officer, Hirambo
  • Sarah A. Smyth, Service Delivery Supervisor, Chevron

Tickets are $30 and include continental breakfast. Buy them here at Athena-Pittsburgh.com.

 

 

As Fortune’s Erik Sherman recently reported, the list of best U.S. workplaces for women in tech is out, and it has some surprises.

Published by the Anita Borg Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing women in computing, the list praised the historic Pittsburgh bank as a place “where women technologists can thrive.”

You can read more about it here. But BNY Mellon isn’t the only local company looking for top talent in IT. Did you know there are nearly 10,000 IT-related jobs OPEN NOW in the 10-county region? They cut across entertainment, energy, advanced manufacturing, healthcare/life sciences and financial services.

Google, Disney, Intel, Apple and Yahoo are among the companies that have chosen to locate in the Pittsburgh thanks to the top-rate talent emerging from Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh and 34 other area colleges and universities. And such Fortune 500 companies as BNY Mellon, PNC Bank, PPG Industries and CONSOL Energy are always in the market for the best IT talent.

Learn more about the Pittsburgh region’s IT sector        ~       Search for jobs by keyword or company

Affordable Living Among Smart, Friendly Natives and Newcomers
In Pittsburgh, you can have both a decent place to live and a decent social life. You won’t have to sacrifice fun in order to pay the rent on a remote apartment, or stack up with roommates to live in the heart of the city.

Housing costs are generally half of what you’d find in Boston, more than 60 percent less than in Washington D.C. or Silicon Valley and 80 percent lower than New York. The Economist, Forbes, NerdWallet and others regularly include Pittsburgh among the nation’s most-livable cities. Pittsburgh has an innovative restaurant scene, abundant recreational options amid lush topography in four seasons and a robust cultural life from the classical to the cutting edge.

We have the country’s second-largest population of college-educated young people after Boston. Artists and creative people are increasingly moving from larger cities because here they can afford to both launch their dream career and buy or rent a house in hip neighborhoods like Lawrenceville, East Liberty, Downtown and the South Side.

Rich Ecosystem for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Pittsburgh is also the location of choice for dynamic startups and established firms in entertainment and internet technologies, big data, robotics and more. It is home to such companies as Schell Games, DeepLocal, The Resumator, 4Moms, ShowClix, ANSYS, Duolingo, Digital Dream Labs, Ness Technologies, Smith Micro, Netronome and Astrobotic – which is on track to be the first private company to land on the moon.

Why Pittsburgh? Because the region has a robust startup support network. AlphaLab and AlphaLab Gear, Tech Shop, the Pittsburgh Technology Council, the Pittsburgh Life Science Greenhouse and Idea Foundry are among the organizations that help innovators turn ideas into enterprise.

Pittsburgh also helps entrepreneurs find startup capital through such nationally recognized groups like Innovation Works.

Click HERE to check out our infographic about the tech opportunities in the Pittsburgh region.

Pass it on to friends itching to get back to the ‘Burgh.

 

Tara Sherry-Torres

Café Con Leche uses food to build community. We connect the Pittsburgh Latino community, promote Latino culture in Pittsburgh and create a space for dialogue and creative problem solving.

Please join us starting at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 24 for Brisas del Caribe: An Evening in the Caribbean which will include live music and dance from the cultures of Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Cuba and Haiti. Geña and Calle Bomba will close the evening from 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. It all happens at Katz Plaza at the corner of Penn Avenue and Seventh Street, part of the Pittsburgh Cultural District’s quarterly Gallery Crawl and Night Market.

We will also kick off a new interactive project, “What does it mean to be a Pittsburgh Latino?” in which folks are invited to share, on video, the experiences, histories and places that make Pittsburgh Latino.

My own story: I came here eight years ago from my home in Brooklyn to pursue my master’s degree in social work at the University of Pittsburgh. I fell in love with this city, but missed my culture and the daily interactions with people from a wide range of backgrounds. In January 2014, I founded Café Con Leche as a part of my artist’s residency at Most Wanted Fine Art Gallery in Garfield. Food was my art; building community was my goal.

The vision of Café Con Leche was born out a desire to create a space in Pittsburgh where Latinos can connect with each other and their culture, while also sharing their culture with others. The goal is to bring together different types of people who may not otherwise find a place where they can interact, encouraging the building of relationships and the interchanging of cultures.

In the past 16 months, Café Con Leche has hosted 10 pop-up events around Pittsburgh attended by more than 1,000 people, including a month long pop-up in the former Quiet Storm space during Latino heritage month. Hernia Africana celebrated the African roots of Latino culture.The Amazing Plantain saluted that starchy staple of meals across coastal Latin America and part of Africa. We also hosted the Pittsburgh premiere of the play Yo Soy Latina by Linda Nieves-Powell.

I hope to meet you Friday night! ¡Wepa!

To learn more, go to CafeConLechePgh.com.

Zersha Munir

Pittsburgh’s got jobs — 28,707 open as of today in the 10-county region on the ImaginePittsburgh.com job search engine. That’s  a one-stop aggregator of career postings updated daily from more than 900 jobs boards, corporate websites and search engines.

Here are few available today:

Senior Technician at Bayer

IT Help Center Manager at Carnegie Mellon University

Associate Customer Billing Analyst at Highmark

Technical Storage Administrator at Dollar Bank

Clinical Dietitian at Eat’n Park Investor

Development Director at the Allegheny Conference

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Zersha Munir

Pittsburgh’s got jobs — 27,916 open as of today in the 10-county region on the ImaginePittsburgh.com job search engine. That’s  a one-stop aggregator of career postings updated daily from more than 900 jobs boards, corporate websites and search engines.

Here are few available today:

Systems Software Programmer at PPG Industries

Research Analyst at PNC Financial Services

Candidate Experience Specialist at Alcoa

Settlements Analyst at Federated Investors

Software Distribution Supervisor at University of Pittsburgh

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Check ImaginePittsburgh.com regularly for more career opportunities and news about the region. You can also sign up for our monthly eNewsletter, or follow us by RSS feedFacebookTwitterLinkedIn or our other social media channels.