Zersha Munir

Where can you find 25,964 job listings for the Pittsburgh region — all in one place? ImaginePittsburgh.com, that’s where! Each night our powerful job aggregator scrapes more than 900 corporate websites and job search engines for listings across the 10-county Pittsburgh region. So it’s no longer necessary to go to Monster, then Career Builder, then US Jobs and on and on. We bring it all to you in one convenient place.

Here are few of the jobs you’ll find on the site right now:

Pediatrician at The Children’s Institute

Creative Services Specialist at Industrial Scientific

Associate Dean for Graduate Studies & Executive Education at Duquesne University

Director of Assessment and Institutional Research at Washington & Jefferson College

Customer Service Assistant at Dollar Bank

Bookmark our Work page to check back regularly for more career opportunities. You can also sign up for our monthly ImaginePittsburgh.com eNewsletter, or follow us by RSS feed, FacebookTwitter, LinkedIn or our other social media channels.

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It’s the perfect time to explore some of the Pittsburgh region’s great recreational amenities. What better way to quickly cover as many of Pittsburgh’s wilderness trails as possible than by bike?  Our ImaginePittsburgh.com Neighbor Gary Stout can help you get out and on your way. Whether you’re buying, renting, or your wheels need some TLC as you make your way along the Great Allegheny Passage, the Stout family’s shop, Bikes Unlimited in Connellsville, Fayette County is worth a stop. Just 23 miles from Ohiopyle, Bikes Unlimited is part of the revival of trail towns in southwestern Pennsylvania. 

And of course, Gary is one of our ImaginePittsburgh.com Neighbors, individuals who help to extend the welcome beyond hello to newcomers, boomerangers and native Pittsburghers alike. You can check out his profile here; take the “Find Yourself in Pittsburgh!” quiz to see which Neighbors share your interests or careers; and then ping them via their LinkedIn profiles (linked on their ImaginePittsburgh.com profile page).

And if it’s a career change you’re contemplating, be sure to check out our powerful job search engine. It combs more than 900 websites and job boards (including Monster, Career Builder and Craigslist) nightly to let you access the more than 20,000 jobs available now.

Zersha Munir

On a July Sunday thousands of Pittsburghers biked, walked and danced through downtown streets as part of OpenStreetsPGH, which roped off the area between Market Square and the Roberto Clemente Bridge for pedestrian use only.

Part of the 100-city-wide Ciclovia movement, OpenStreetsPGH transformed streets into temporary auto-free zones venues where community members can socialize through walking, bicycling, dancing and playing.

The goal of the free event was to form relationships among community members while allowing residents to see the area in a new way. “Unlike other events and festivals, OpenStreetsPGH is not about entertainment, it’s about being active,” says Bike Pittsburgh Communications Manager Ngani Ndimbie. “Rather than providing performances, we’re providing a space. This event was made by communities. We’ll have achieved our goals when people come out in the streets and meet their neighbors.”

Bike Pittsburgh was one of many partners endorsing this event, alongside The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, cityLAB, Pittsburgh Inline Skate Club, Let’s Move Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh.

Though this was the first OpenStreets event in Pittsburgh, Ndimbie says, “OpenStreets 2014 is a snapshot of what is to come in 2015.” The group plans to expand, forming advanced partnerships with community groups Neighbors In the Strip and Lawrenceville United.

Learn more about the event here.

 

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Shane Set-R“The Chair,” a documentary series executive produced by Point Park University, will air its first episode Sept. 6 on the STARZ channel.

The 10-episode series, filmed in Pittsburgh, follows two up-and-coming directors, Shane Dawson and Anna Martemucci, as they compete to make two separate feature films from the same script. “The Chair” will document the creation, marketing and theatrical release of both adaptations, which will also air on STARZ. Both directors have the same budget and, through multiplatform voting, the audience will determine which director will be awarded $250,000.

More than 100 Point Park students and alumni from a variety of majors supported the TV series and two feature films as interns, employees, and through class projects.  Additionally, production offices were located on Point Park University’s campus in downtown Pittsburgh.

“Point Park University is proud to act as an economic driver and incubator for original works of entertainment that can help boost the local economy, while also giving students and alumni an outlet for developing the kind of experience they need to thrive in the real world,” said University President Paul Hennigan.

“The Chair” was created by producer Chris Moore, who partnered with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon on HBO’s “Project Greenlight.” For “The Chair,” he partnered with Green Tree native Zachary Quinto and his production company, Before The Door Pictures.

“Working in Pittsburgh with the support of Point Park University was an invaluable component in creating this show and these two films,” said Josh Shader, who produced the two films.

“The Chair” chronicles Los Angeles filmmakers Shane Dawson and Anna Martemucci as they make their feature films, also shot in Pittsburgh, from a script by Dan Schoffer. The film is a coming-of-age comedy about a group of former high school classmates who return home from college for Thanksgiving.

View the trailer for Martemucci’s “Hollidaysburg,” the trailer for Shane Dawson’s “Not Cool,” and watch a preview of “The Chair.”

Zersha Munir

There are 23,546 open jobs in the Pittsburgh region and now you have access to them — all in one place! ImaginePittsburgh.com pulls from more than 900 corporate websites and job search engines for listings across the 10-county Pittsburgh region, and then highlights the most recent jobs with significant companies. It’s no longer necessary to go through a string of job opportunity sites; we bring it all to you in one convenient place.

Here are few of the jobs you’ll find on the site right now:

EAM Coordinator at EQT Corporation

Technical Writer at Development Dimensions International

Mechanical Engineer at MSA

Project Estimator at Mitsubishi Electric Power Products

Adjunct Clinical Nursing Faculty at Duquesne University

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A beach in Fort Lauderdale
Hollywood Beach, Fort Lauderdale

JetBlue will begin flying from Pittsburgh to Florida this fall, adding another nonstop flight from Pittsburgh to a popular vacation destination as well as a potential business gateway to the Caribbean.

Beginning on Oct. 29, the airline will offer one daily arrival and one departure between Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)

From Fort Lauderdale, JetBlue flies nonstop to Puerto Rico, a region of interest for the new ¡Hola Pittsburgh! initiative, said its chairman, Ron Alvarado.

¡Hola Pittsburgh! is a partnership of public and private entities, the city of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County the Allegheny County Airport Authority, the Greater Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce,  ImaginePittsburgh.com and others  to market the Pittsburgh region as a place of opportunity to Latinos in the United States and Puerto Rico. Its kickoff event was a free outdoor concert of salsa legends El Gran Combo in Pittsburgh on June 22.
“Since the concert, I’ve heard from band members several times that they’d like to come back to Pittsburgh,” said Alvarado, who is also chairman of the Hispanic Chamber. “This flight will make it easier for people from Florida or the Caribbean to visit – or even move to – Pittsburgh.”

Alvarado spoke at a news conference in the courtyard of the Allegheny County Courthouse, which was tropically decorated and serenaded with the relaxing rhythms of the Salsamba Trio, a Pittsburgh-based Latin Jazz group.

“Pittsburgh is now on the global map,” said Mayor Bill Peduto, adding that more nonstop air routes help the region to compete strategically as a business partner.

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Florida oranges, Terra chips and inflatable palm trees adorned tables at the news release.
Other speakers included Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, state Senator Matt Smith and officials from JetBlue and the airport authority. All speakers emphasized the positive effect that traffic between Pittsburgh and Fort Lauderdale would have on the economy and the lifestyles of its residents.

The launch of the PIT to FLL route will coincide with the Allegheny County Airport Authority’s new parking promotion, offering discounted parking for route’s passengers.

The Allegheny County Airport Authority also opened application to its contest to win roundtrip airfare for two on JetBlue. If you missed today’s chance to apply, do so in Market Square this Friday, July 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. during Salsa in the Square, part of the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership’s “Celebrate Downtown!” eight-day event. Salsa in the Square will feature a performance by salsa band Machete-Kisumontao and dance lessons by the Las Sabrosos Dance Company.