About Bonnie Pfister

Bonnie Pfister Bonnie Pfister is a former journalist who has worked in New York City, New Jersey, Arizona and along the Texas-Mexico border. She recently gum-banded back to Pittsburgh, and is the content and social media editor of ImaginePittsburgh.com.
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And the winner is? … YOU. Yes, you. ImaginePittsburgh.com presents you with award winning jobs and careers in Pittsburgh. You can win BIG and advance your career with our online job aggregator, updated nightly from various job boards and corporate websites. An all-star lineup of more than 25,000 available jobs across the region await you. Search careers, occupations and hundreds of companies who are looking to hire people, like you, with stellar talents that place them above the rest.

Walk the red carpet of success with these award winning job opportunities:

IBM Websphere E-Commerce Specialist Senior at Deloitte

Director IT – Customer Experience UI/UX at Highmark

SQL Database Administrator at Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.

Support Programmer at FedEx Ground

Platform Engineer Senior at PNC Financial Services Group

Too busy to check these out now? Bookmark ImaginePittsburgh.com or save us to your favorite read-it-later app. You can also sign up for career news about the region through our RSS feedFacebook or Twitter. 

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Have you lost that loving feeling about your job? Let ImaginePittsburgh.com match you with the career of your dreams. There are plenty of fish in Pittsburgh’s seas – more than 25,000 jobs are available across all industries – and quality-of-life amenities you’ll fall in love with. Our website is undergoing enhancements to make it easier to search careers, occupations and the hundreds of companies looking for talent like you.

Treat yourself and explore these exciting career opportunities:

Systems Software Analyst III at PPG

Manager, Gas Operations at Peoples Natural Gas

Senior Manager, Solutions Design at FedEx Ground

Senior Consultant – SAP Analytics at Deloitte

Application Developer – Java at Highmark Health

Too busy to check these out now? Bookmark ImaginePittsburgh.com or save us to your favorite read-it-later app. You can also sign up for career news about the region through our RSS feedFacebook or Twitter. 

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It’s baa-aack: the contest for the National Hardware Cup makes a three-peat in Pittsburgh this year, with the regional competition returning to TechShop in East Liberty on Thursday, Feb. 21.

The contest is brainchild of Pittsburgh’s own AlphaLab Gear, a leading product accelerator, and TechShop, the nation’s premier “maker” facility providing tools and know-how for do-it-yourselfers. The AlphaLab Gear National Hardware Cup aims to find the top ideas in hardware (that is, tangible products, as opposed to software or services) across the nation. This year. teams will compete in Los Angeles, Boston, Ft. Lauderdale, Washington D.C., Chicago and Austin, with the grand finale playing out here in Pittsburgh in mid-April.

The winning team in each city will take home $3,000 cash, a year-long license for 3-D design software SOLIDWORKS and other prizes. The national winner — which will be decided back here in Pittsburgh — will earn $50,000 from Startbot VC.

Watch six Pittsburgh teams make their four-minute pitches to local venture capitalists and hardware CEOs from 6-8 p.m. on Feb. 21 at TechShop. Admission is free, but space fills up quickly, so reserve your seat today!

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Looking for a job? ImaginePittsburgh.com‘s got ‘em — more than 25,000 open positions on our powerful, 10-county job search aggregator, updated nightly.

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Happy Thanksgiving Week! The season of goodwill, good cheer and time off is upon us. You may not be job hunting now, but it’s a fine time to begin taking stock. Are you happy in your current career? Is it time to take a look at what else is out there?

The good news is that Pittsburgh is rich in job opportunities. There are more than 25,000 jobs available today in the Pittsburgh region and hundreds of companies looking to hire talent like you! Our website is undergoing enhancements that are making it even easier for you to explore careers, occupations and more.

Grab a snack, a warm drink and cozy up to a few of these:

Investor Relations Director at the Allegheny Conference on Community Development (our parent organization)

Senior Associate Scientist at Covestro

Technology Specialist at PNC Financial Services Group Inc.

IMO Analyst at Federated Investors

Software Engineer I at Development Dimensions International

Engineering Specialist at FedEx Ground

Too busy to check these out now? Bookmark ImaginePittsburgh.com or save us to your favorite read-it-later app. You can also sign up for career news about the region through our RSS feedFacebook or Twitter. 

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Check out our Facebook photo album for more images from the fall 2016 Pittsburgh student tours.

ImaginePittsburgh.com is getting Pittsburgh students off campus and on location at some of the coolest employers anywhere.

Google, UPMC Enterprises, PNC, startup incubator AlphaLab Gear, software maker Truefit and design/engineering studio Deeplocal were among the workplaces visited in two tours this fall.

Student journalists visit Deeplocal in the Strip District.
Student journalists visit Deeplocal in the Strip District.

“These students are getting up-close and personal with hiring managers, heads of startups and innovators in organizations large and small,” said Linda Topoleski, vice president of workforce programs for the Allegheny Conference, which operates ImaginePittsburgh.com. “These companies are hiring dynamic college graduates as well as attracting young professionals from around the country who’ve heard about Pittsburgh as next Brooklyn.”

The hope is that young journalists, podcasters and bloggers will share insights about career and lifestyle opportunities in the region with their readers, viewers, listeners and social media followers. Computer science students participated in a tour earlier this fall, because their skills are in especially high demand across all industry sectors and in nearly every company.

It can be hard for students to make time to explore beyond campus, and ImaginePittsburgh.com research indicates that even people who grew up in southwestern Pennsylvania are often unaware of the wealth of career opportunities right under their noses. Among the jobs in high demand across the 10-county region include information security analysts, software engineers, accountants, auditors, HR specialists, nurses, medical assistants, engineers and industrial technicians.

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In October, computer science students from Pittsburgh colleges toured regional employers with including UPMC Enterprises high up in the U.S. Steel building.

Pittsburgh is also a fun place to launch a career. The new Graduate Opportunity Index compiled by LinkedIn and Trulia ranked Pittsburgh as a top city for new entrants into the workforce because of its affordability and wealth of entry-level jobs and educated Millennials. The most recent tour broke for lunch at The Andy Warhol Museum – a destination for visitors from around the globe. Students got to mingle with young professionals who have chosen Pittsburgh about the career opportunities here, as well as and hear from Venture Outdoors staff about the wealth of outdoor recreation options here – including great skiing and snowboarding less than an hour’s drive from Oakland.

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ServiceToOpportunity.org is a powerful matching tool that connects veterans directly to managers ready to hire for in-demand jobs at regional energy and manufacturing companies. The site has recently been enhanced with a fresh, more user-friendly interface, videos of the types of open jobs, and a direct and personal connection to employers.

If you’ve already created a job seeker profile on the site, click here to reset your password (as part of the site revamp) to begin connecting with employers ready to hire. Not sure if you made a profile? Enter your email address in the log in page; if you’ve already created a profile, you will be prompted to update your password. If you haven’t, or if your new to the site, it takes about five minutes to create a basic profile; you can always come back later to tell employers more about your skills and experience.

VETERANS: Even if you’re not job-hunting right now, it’s always a good career move to have your resume out in places where recruiters are looking for talented, hardworking veterans. Sign up here, or pass the word to veterans or returning servicemen or women in your personal and professional networks, on Service To Opportunity®’s social media platforms: Facebook.com/ServiceToOpportunity and Twitter.com/Srv2Opportunity.

EMPLOYERS: Want to post your Pittsburgh region energy or manufacturing jobs on ServiceToOpportunity.org? Contact kmckenzie@alleghenyconference.org.