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Thank you for such a positive response to my News & Views Special Edition: Jobs! It was overwhelming as I heard from so many constituents who are looking for a job, or who know someone looking for work, who welcomed the list of employers who have open positions available. Because it was so useful to you, I have updated that list (including links) for your reference and use. It now represents nearly 2,600 available jobs in our region.

Skills for Success - A Fontana SeriesAs you may know, my background is as a real estate broker. As a manager, I often told my staff that they had to sell themselves – and make people like them – in order to make a sale. I believe that is the case in a job search as well. It’s also about having the right tools and the information that is required of you. That is why I worked with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh to create the Skills for Success – The Fontana Series program. It provides job seekers with the tools and information that they need for their search, and makes them more comfortable in selling themselves to that potential employer. There are still six workshops available, so sign up today for this FREE opportunity to polish up on your skills and learn more that can help you in your job search.

As I have stated before, I am committed to doing everything in my power to ensure that creating and retaining good-paying jobs is part of any discussion that we have at the state level. Every issue we tackle in Harrisburg should be looked at through a “job lens” and I continue to express this message to my colleagues so that this list can continue to grow.

Wayne Fontana

84 LUMBER –14 full/part-time jobs posted at headquarters & stores in western PA
Founded in 1956, 84 Lumber Company is the nation’s leading privately held building materials and services supplier to professional contractors and build-it-yourselfers

AEROTECH – 16 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
Since 1970, Aerotech has designed and manufactured the highest performance motion control, positioning tables/stages, and positioning systems for customers in industry, government, science, and research institutions around the world

ALCOA –20 full/part time jobs posted in western PA
Alcoa is the world’s leading producer of primary aluminum and fabricated aluminum, as well as the world’s largest miner of bauxite and refiner of alumina

ALLEGHENY COUNTY –47 full/part-time jobs posted
Allegheny County, with a population of approximately 1.3 million, is the second largest county in the State

ALLEGHENY LUDLUM – 10 full-time jobs posted in western PA
ATI Allegheny Ludlum is a world leader in the technology, production and marketing of specialty metals as well as other advanced alloys, including titanium and titanium alloys, nickel-based alloys and superalloys, and grain-oriented silicon electrical steel as well as other specialty stainless steels

AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS - 21 full-time jobs posted in western PA
American Eagle Outfitters is an American clothing and accessories retailer based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that targets 15- to 25-year-old males and females, with 900+ retail locations in the U.S. and Canada and an online store

ANSYS – 21 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
ANSYS is one of the world's leading developers of engineering simulation software, used by product designers and engineers around the world

ARAMARK – 12 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
ARAMARK is a leader in professional services, providing award-winning food services, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, and businesses around the world

ATLAS ENERGY – 7 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
Atlas Energy owns the general partner of Atlas Pipeline Partners, a midstream energy service provider engaged in the gathering and processing of natural gas in the Mid-Continent region of the U.S., namely in Oklahoma and Texas

BAYER CORPORATION – 14 full-time jobs posted in western PA
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials

BEST BUY – 118 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
Best Buy is a leading multi-channel global retailer and developer of technology products and services

BNY MELLON – 130 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
BNY Mellon is a leading investment management and investment services company, focused to help clients manage and move their financial assets and succeed in the rapidly changing global marketplace

CALGON CARBON – 16 full-time jobs posted in western PA
Calgon Carbon Corporation, a global manufacturer and supplier of activated carbon and innovative treatment systems, provides value-added technologies and services for optimizing production processes and safely purifying the environment

COMCAST – 26 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
Comcast Corporation is one of the world’s leading media, entertainment and communications companies

CONSOL ENERGY – 75 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
A leading diversified energy company in the United States, CONSOL Energy helps generate two-thirds of the nation’s power supply

DICK’S SPORTING GOODS – 71 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
Dick’s Sporting Goods is a Fortune 500 American corporation in the sporting goods and retail industries that is headquartered in the Pittsburgh region with over 300 stores throughout the eastern half of the United States

DUQUESNE LIGHT – 11 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
Duquesne Light Company provides for the transmission and distribution of electric energy, serving more than half a million customers in southwestern PA

DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY – 14 full-time jobs currently posted
Duquesne University is a private, coeducational university founded in 1878 as a Catholic college in downtown Pittsburgh

EAT’N PARK – 12 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
Eat'n Park is a restaurant chain based in Homestead with over 75 locations in OH, PA and WV; it began a half century ago as the first Pittsburgh-area drive-in restaurant with carhops

ENTERPRISE – 13 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
Enterprise Rent-A-Car offers a wide variety of car leasing, vanpooling, car sharing, and hourly rental programs – and local car rental customers are picked up at no extra cost

EQT – Over 60 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
EQT has developed smarter and cleaner drilling technologies, enabling them to have grown to be one of the country’s largest natural gas producers

FIREDEX OF PITTSBURGH – 7 jobs posted in western PA
Fire-Dex® is part of the fire service market, manufacturing fire fighting clothing, proximity clothing and EMS clothing as well as search & rescue apparel

FIRST ENERGY – 4 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
FirstEnergy is a diversified energy company dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence

GIANT EAGLE – Over 350 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
Giant Eagle is one of the largest, privately-owned grocery store chains in the nation

HEINZ – 11 full-time jobs posted in western PA
The H.J. Heinz Company, headquartered in Pittsburgh, is a U.S.-based food company with an emphasis on providing delicious, nutritious and convenient foods for families in 200 countries around the world

HIGHMARK – 89 full and part-time jobs posted in western PA
Created in 1996 by the consolidation of two Pennsylvania licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Highmark provides millions of people with the security of quality health insurance and is one of the largest health insurers in the United States

J.B. HUNT TRANSPORTATION – Over 15 full/part-time jobs posted throughout PA
J.B. Hunt employs more than 14,500 people, and operates a nationwide fleet of 10,000 tractors and 60,000 trailers

MINE SAFETY APPLIANCES – 26 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
Established in 1914, MSA is the world's leading manufacturer of safety products designed to protect people throughout the world

PENNSYLVANIA (COMMONWEALTH OF) – 60 full/part-time jobs posted
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has 46,055 square miles of area and a 2010 population of 12.7 million, ranking 6th in the United States

PEOPLES NATURAL GAS – 10 full/part-time jobs posted
Peoples Natural Gas provides safe and reliable service to approximately 360,000 homes and businesses in 16 western Pennsylvania counties

PITT OHIO TRANSPORTATION 5 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, PITT OHIO is a transportation solutions provider specializing in trucking services

PITTSBURGH (CITY OF) – 8 full/part-time jobs posted
Pittsburgh is the second-largest city in the state and the county seat of Allegheny County. Nationally, it is the 22nd-largest urban area in the United States

PITTSBURGH WATER & SEWER AUTHORITY – 1 full-time/1 part-time job posted
The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) is a municipal authority in Pittsburgh that is responsible for water treatment and delivery systems in the city, as well as the city's sewer system

PNC –232 full/part-time jobs posted within 50 miles of Pittsburgh
PNC offers a wide range of financial and banking services for all our customers, from individuals and small businesses, to corporations and government entities

POINT PARK UNIVERSITY – 10 full/part-time jobs currently posted
Founded in 1960, Point Park University is a liberal arts university located in downtown Pittsburgh which boasts an enrollment of over 4,000 full- and part-time students in 85 undergraduate programs and 11 graduate programs

PPG INDUSTRIES – 48 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
PPG is one of the world’s leading coatings and specialty products and services companies, serving customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets; the company has manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates in more than 60 countries around the globe

QUEST DIAGNOSTICS –15 full-time jobs posted in western PA
Quest Diagnostics is a corporation based in the United States that provides clinical laboratory services, with international operations and collaborative agreements with various hospitals and clinics

RITE AID – 12 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
Rite Aid Corporation is one of the nation's leading drugstore chains, operating approximately 4,700 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia

RIVERS CASINO – 41 full/part-time jobs posted in Pittsburgh
The Rivers Casino is a casino in Pittsburgh, owned by Holdings Acquisition Co., which opened in 2009

SCHNEIDER TRANSPORTATION – 8 full/part-time jobs posted in Allegheny County
Schneider National, Inc. is a provider of truckload, logistics and intermodal services

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH – 283 full/part-time jobs posted
Founded in 1787, the University of Pittsburgh is today an internationally recognized center of learning and research

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH MEDICAL CENTER – 500 full/part-time jobs posted PA
UPMC is an $9 billion integrated global nonprofit health enterprise that has 54,000 employees, 20 hospitals, 4,200 licensed beds, 400 outpatient sites and doctors’ offices, a 1.5 million-member health insurance division, as well as commercial and international ventures

UPS – 9 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
UPS is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business

UNITED STATES STEEL – At least 11 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
United States Steel Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, is an integrated steel producer with major production operations in the United States, Canada and Central Europe and an annual raw steelmaking capability of 31.7 million net tons; the company manufactures a wide range of value-added steel sheet and tubular products for the automotive, appliance, container, industrial machinery, construction, and oil and gas industries

VERIZON & VERIZON WIRELESS – 61 full/part-time jobs posted near Pittsburgh
Verizon is a global leader in delivering innovative communications, information and entertainment

WASTE MANAGEMENT – 14 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
Waste Management partners with customers and communities to manage and reduce waste from collection to disposal while recovering valuable resources and creating clean, renewable energy

WESCO INTERNATIONAL – 16 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
WESCO, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading distributor of electrical construction products and electrical and industrial maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies

WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC – 16 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
Westinghouse Electric Company provides fuel, services, technology, plant design, and equipment to utility and industrial customers in the worldwide commercial nuclear electric power industry

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