Joshua Devine

It is that time of year again where autumn leaves, cooler nights and early twilight tend to focus us on our work life, as lazy summer days fade into memory. Good thing there’s ImaginePittsburgh.com to help you explore your options. Our new and improved site offers information on employers and careers — as well as search jobs via our powerful aggregator that’s updated nightly from more than a thousand job boards and corporate websites. With ImaginePittsburgh.com, you can also explore the site’s Featured Employers, as well as many great places to live, play and learn in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Here are just a few of the jobs available now with our featured employers:

Solution Manager ITS Marketing Sales at Covestro LLC

SAP BASIS Analyst I/II/III at MSA

Associate Applications Systems Analyst/Programmer at Federated Investors

Director, Strategy Development at PPG

Systems Engineer – Associate (Linux) at UPMC

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Out of the way, San Jose! Pittsburgh is No.1 in mulitple realms, as the world is hearing on a nearly weekly basis.

Pittsburgh is increasingly a destination of choice for people looking to advance their careers — in tech and otherwise — and build a great life in a hip, affordable region.

Trulia  + LinkedIn’s new Graduate Opportunity Index touts the region for its affordability and wealth of entry-level jobs and educated Millennials. Sales industry intelligence platform DataFox calls Pittsburgh one of the country’s top cities for startups, with an “ecosystem – anchored by its prestigious colleges and universities – helping to prove the city’s upper hand and competitive advantage to most Silicon Valley/New York-esque, fast-moving, consumer-focused entrepreneurial cities.” Plus our restaurant scene is awesome.

Cool jobs. Hot industries. Affordability. And more than 20,000 jobs open today across southwestern PA. You can explore them all here at ImaginePittsburgh.com, the region’s digital hub for information about hot careers, industries and employers.

Bonnie Pfister

Whether it’s because of — or in spite of! — the presence of family, to enjoy four seasons amid distinctive topography, or to advance a career, Pittsburgh is increasingly a place that people come back to.

And why not?

PensStanleyCupmemeThere’s plenty going on in the Pittsburgh region to keep you busy and happy in terms of career and fun. We’re affordable enough that you won’t be a slave to your rent or mortgage. Got an idea for a new product or service? Our entrepreneurial ecosystem — including such incubators and supporters as  AlphaLab, AlphaLab Gear, TechShop, the Three Rivers Venture Fair and the SBDC (at Duquesne University, but open to all) – is notable for its camaraderie. As AlphaLab alum and Jazz Founder Don Charlton puts it, “if you can get a bit of momentum, you’ll have an entire city trying to help you.” The annual Thrival Innovation + Music Festival has grown into a not-to-miss event. And our restaurant scene is awesome.

Cool jobs. Hot industries. Longstanding employers doing cutting-edge R&D in healthcare and with materials and metals that will make airplanes and autos faster and more fuel-efficient.

With more than 20,000 jobs open today across southwestern PA, surely there’s one — or many — that would be winners for you. Come on; the if the Pens could bring the Stanley Cup back to Pittsburgh, isn’t it time for you to come back, too?

Find your new job at ImaginePittsburgh.com.

 

Over the next decade, job seekers in the Pittsburgh region will find abundant opportunities, particularly in cybersecurity, “FinTech” (financial technology) and predictive analytics for the healthcare and energy sectors, a report released May 4 suggests.

Inflection Point: Supply, Demand and the Future of Work in the Pittsburgh Region notes that digital and customer-service competencies will cut across many of the jobs of the future. Job types that will see the largest increase in growth include healthcare support, healthcare practitioners and technicians, and IT jobs drawing on computer and mathematical skills.

“The future of work in the region is an unprecedented opportunity for existing workers and our up-and-coming workforce now in K-12 and post-secondary education,” said Bill Demchak, chairman, president and CEO of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. He is the chair of the Workforce Strategy of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, which commissioned the report.

The need for talented individuals is already apparent on ImaginePittsburgh.com (a program of the Conference): there are more than 20,000 jobs open across the 10-county region, with cybersecurity and other IT professionals in highest demand.

“Technology is a big driver of this change, and it’s redefining the skills needed to be successful on the job,” Demchak added. “Every employer and worker must keep pace with this rapid change to remain competitive. We are at a critical moment for the future of our region.”

Baseline skills such as clear communication and problem solving, however, are also increasingly important as many companies are adopting a more customer-service-driven model. Those skills are also vital for teamwork and internal customer service, another trend already underway in high-demand careers.

The Conference commissioned the report to better understand what jobs will be available across the 10-county Pittsburgh region in coming decade. Boston-based Burning Glass Technologies and the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, of Chicago, conducted focus groups with 130 CEOs and HR directors from 85 Pittsburgh region companies and educational institutions in early 2016. It combined those findings with traditional employment metrics and big data capabilities, including artificial intelligence algorithms, to parse tens of thousands of job postings across the Pittsburgh region.

“Not only are other regions trying to keep their talented people, they are looking to attract ours,” said Conference CEO Dennis Yablonsky. “We can’t afford to lose or leave anyone behind who has the desire, capacity and skills to be a part of the Pittsburgh region’s workforce.”

An inflection point is the place on a graph where a curve can change direction, typically with dramatic and widespread consequences over time.

The complete Inflection Point report is available at AlleghenyConference.org.

Iris Koryurek

Has trying to find the right career opportunity taken some of the bounce out of your step? Fret not: it’s a brand new season and you can spring on over to ImaginePittsburgh.com to browse the more than 20,000 jobs open across 10 counties in marketing, energy, business services, higher ed and more! Here are just a few from our Featured Employers that’ll get you hopping:

Senior Paralegal at EQT Corp.

Digital Production Artist at MARC USA

Executive Education Program Manager at Duquesne University

Graphic Designer at Eat’n Park Hospitality Group

Legal Administration Coordinator at Federated Investors

Not quite what you were looking for? Check out our Neighbors page to see what kinds of jobs other young professionals are pursuing. You can reach out to the Neighbors for networking via the LinkedIn addresses included in their profiles.

Iris Koryurek

Did the Powerball let you down? Fret not: you’ll have better luck with ImaginePittsburgh.com. We have more than 20,000 jobs open across the 10-county region. Whether you want to spice up your professional life as a chef, get involved in the region’s vibrant energy sector, work in a downtown skyrise or in a place of rural beauty, you can find it all at our one-stop shop: ImaginePittsburgh.com

Here are few of the jobs available from our Featured Employers:

Executive Chef at Eat’n Park

Scheduler at Mascaro Construction

Network Manager at Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

Veterinary Technician at University of Pittsburgh

Administrative Assistant at FirstEnergy

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