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Senator Wayne D. Fontana
 

Transition & Job Assistance for Veterans

Victory MediaI want to make my constituents aware of a company headquartered in Coraopolis that helps transition military personnel and veterans into the civilian workforce.  Victory Media works with both local employers and Fortune 1000 companies from around the country to identify high-demand occupations and develops training programs for workers so they can fill these positions.  Victory Media owns and operates the following sites that assist veterans with employment:

  • www.hireveteran.com – Veterans seeking employment can visit this site and are directed to www.militaryalumni.com where companies seeking veterans are highlighted and job openings are posted.  Veterans can search for positions by keyword or location.  Employers seeking veterans can also post available positions on this site.

  • www.buyveteran.com – There are more than 3 million veteran-owned businesses throughout the United States. This site provides a database of veteran-owned businesses and allows customers and other businesses to search for these companies and provides a unique networking opportunity among veteran-owned businesses to grow their enterprises.

  • www.victorytechinstitute.com – Victory Tech is hosting the grand opening for their new learning studio on November 12th in Coraopolis.  Victory Tech supports the economic development of the region through recruitment, training and retention of skilled workers in high-growth occupations and careers.  They offer job seekers a means of acquiring the skills they need to transition into the jobs that are in most demand but where potential workers may lack the needed skills to succeed.

  • www.gijobs.com – GI Jobs assists veterans with all aspects of the job searching process.  From providing assistance with resumes and job interviews to information on job fairs and military-friendly employers, this site creates a pathway for veterans to become employed.

To learn more about Victory Media and the services they provide please visit www.victorymediainc.com or call 412-269-1663.

Retraining Displaced Workers

Job TrakA new program was launched recently at Pennsylvania’s 14 community colleges to assist unemployed workers by creating training programs in targeted growing industries.  JobTrakPA is part of the federal grant program, Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT), and offers courses in three high-growth industries:  Advanced Manufacturing; Energy Distribution, Production and Conservation; and Healthcare Information Technology.  Most of these programs can train workers to fill jobs in a few weeks to a few months and many provide industry recognized credentials and certificates.

If you are a displaced worker and are interested in retraining in one of these fields or would like to obtain more information about available programs please contact Michael Cunningham, the Career Coach at Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) at 412-788-7396 or visit www.jobtrakpa.com.

Job Searching Resource

Imagine Pittsburgh Now Imagine Pittsburgh Now! The Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, an affiliate of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, has created ImaginePittsburgh.com.  I encourage job seekers to visit the site as available positions from a 72-mile radius of Pittsburgh are listed.  Job seekers can also search available positions by keyword searches or by company and can take a video tour of select companies looking to hire.  While searching for positions online, consider adding www.imaginepittsburgh.com to your list.

Resources for College-Bound Students & Recent Graduates

college studentsThe Pittsburgh Promise publishes a quarterly magazine, idea pod, which provides students and families with the tools to navigate the road to higher education.  The 2012 fall edition of the magazine is available here.  In addition to providing information on the process of selecting and paying for a college education, it also provides resources for recent college graduates on how best to land a desired job.  The magazine provides the following networking tips to assist in the job searching process.

  • Involvement in your community, place of worship, college, neighborhood, Pittsburgh Promise events and other groups will lead to professional networks 

  • Talk to those close to you – tell everyone you know that you are looking for a job

  • Try informational interviewing – it will create a new connection and give you some great direction

  • Treat all of your interactions like interviews – put your best foot forward because you never know where a conversation might lead

  • Explore the opportunities that your school and other organizations offer you

  • Take advantage of resume workshops, networking events, jobs fairs and alumni benefits

News & Views – Special Edition: JOBS!

The following is a listing of available jobs throughout the region.  This list represents 85 companies with over 6,000 jobs that need filled.  When you click on the link for each company, you will be directed to each company’s employment section where you can view open positions and apply online. 

Wayne Fontana

84 LUMBER – 9 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.

ACHIEVA – 12 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
Achieva provides lifelong support services to people with disabilities and their families in the western Pennsylvania region.

ADVANCE AUTO PARTS – 16 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
Advance Auto Parts is the second-largest automotive aftermarket retailer in the United States with over 3,400 stores and over 50,000 employees.

AEROTECH – 17 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 – 37 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 – 56 full/part-time jobs posted
Allegheny County, with a population of approximately 1.3 million, is the second largest county in the Commonwealth.

ALLEGHENY TECHNOLOGIES, INC. – 18 full/part-time jobs in western PA
Allegheny Technologies, which includes Allegheny Ludlum, provides specialty metals to customers worldwide. With headquarters in the Pittsburgh region, Allegheny Technologies has locations across the United States and even in Europe.

AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS - 26 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 – 33 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 – 23 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 – 3 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.

BANK OF AMERICA – 5 full-time jobs posted in Pittsburgh
Bank of America brings the power of human and financial capital to transform communities into vibrant, desirable places for people to live, work and raise families.

BAYER CORPORATION – 23 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 – 161 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 – 338 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.

BRANDING BRAND – 7 jobs posted in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh-based Branding Brand powers mobile commerce sites and apps for the world's leading retailers, including American Eagle Outfitters, Crate & Barrel, Ralph Lauren, and Sephora.

BUSY BEAVER – At least 8 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
Busy Beaver, headquartered in Pittsburgh, operates 15 full line home improvement centers in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.

BUTLER HEALTH SYSTEM – 55 full/part-time jobs in western PA
Butler Health System provides a team of healthcare professionals to provide a high level of care to patients in both their 296 bed facility and their community, through over 20 outpatient locations.

CALGON CARBON – 10 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.

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY – 154 full/part-time jobs in western PA
Carnegie Mellon University is consistently ranked as one of the top universities worldwide, providing a competitive education to its students and beneficial work environment for its employees.

CITIZENS BANK of PENNSYLVANIA – 40 full/part-time jobs in western PA
Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania, part of the Citizens Financial Group, offers banking, savings and other financial services through many branch locations in communities throughout the western Pennsylvania region.

COMCAST – 22 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
Comcast Corporation is one of the world’s leading media, entertainment and communications companies.

CONSOL ENERGY – 21 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 – 72 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 – 13 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 – 18 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 – 11 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.

EATON CORPORATION – 15 full/part-time jobs in western PA
Eaton Corporation has been serving customers for over 100 years, providing them with safe, quality power management products. With locations throughout the world, Eaton employs over 73,000 people and serves customers in over 150 countries.

ENTERPRISE – 23 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 – 27 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.

EXCELA HEALTH – 166 full/part-time jobs in western PA
Located in the western/southwestern Pennsylvania region, Excela Health’s three hospitals provide quality medical care to communities in Westmoreland, Indiana and Fayette counties through an employee base of nearly 6,000 full/part-time and volunteer staff members.

FEDEX GROUND – 36 full/part-time jobs in western PA
FedEx Ground serves the United States and Canada with ground shipping needs that extend both nationally and internationally.

FIRE-DEX OF PITTSBURGH – 5 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 400 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
Giant Eagle is one of the largest, privately-owned grocery store chains in the nation.

HCR MANORCARE – 84 full/part-time jobs in western PA
HCR ManorCare provides quality services in short-term and long-term care across the United States in over 500 nursing, rehabilitation, assisted living, hospice and home health care centers.

HERITAGE VALLEY HEALTH SYSTEM – 50 full/part-time jobs in western PA
Heritage Valley Health System is a community-based healthcare service system located primarily within the southwestern Pennsylvania region. Heritage Valley provides medical, surgical and diagnostic care through a network of hospitals and community facilities.

HIGHMARK – 195 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.

H.J. HEINZ COMPANY – 26 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.

HOWARD HANNA REAL ESTATE SERVICES – 7 full/part-time jobs plus Sales Associate jobs in western PA
As one of the largest real estate agencies in the U.S., Howard Hanna Real Estate Services provides customers with residential real estate expertise while providing employees opportunities for growth and advancement.

INDUSTRY WEAPON – 10 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
Founded in 2003 and based in Dormont, Industry Weapon's mission is to simplify digital media communications for non- technical users.

J.B. HUNT TRANSPORTATION – Over 40 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.

JC PENNEY – 75 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
Today, rooted in its rich heritage, J. C. Penney Company, Inc. is re-imaging every aspect of its business in order to reclaim its birthright and become America's favorite store.

JEFFERSON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER – 102 full/part-time jobs in western PA
Jefferson Regional Medical Center provides healthcare services at its Jefferson Hills campus location as well as outpatient centers in Bethel Park, Pleasant Hills, Brentwood, Clairton, Baldwin, Homestead, Squirrel Hill, Belle Vernon, Charleroi and Uniontown.

LIBERTY INSURANCE AGENCY – 2 positions in Scott Township, PA
With locations in Mt. Lebanon, Cranberry and Greensburg, Liberty Insurance Agency provides insurance services to more than 7,000 business and personal clients regionally, nationally, and internationally.

MACY'S – 68 full/part-time jobs in western PA
Macy's delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at more than 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam.

McDONALD'S – Over 200 full/part-time jobs in western PA
McDonald’s is a nationwide fast-food restaurant chain established in 1955.

MEADOWS RACETRACK & CASINO – 24 full/part-time jobs in western PA
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino is located in Washington, PA with four off-track betting locations throughout the region.

MINE SAFETY APPLIANCES – 46 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.

NORFOLK SOUTHERN – 18 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
Norfolk Southern serves all major eastern container ports and connects with rail partners in the West, linking customers to markets around the world.

OHIO VALLEY GENERAL HOSPITAL – 14 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
Pittsburgh’s Ohio Valley General Hospital is a 138-bed, not-for-profit hospital located in Kennedy Township.

PENNSYLVANIA (COMMONWEALTH OF) – 28 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.

PENNSYLVANIA HIGHER EDUCATION ASSISTANCE AGENCY (PHEAA) – 24 full/part time jobs posted in PA
Created in 1963 by the Pennsylvania General Assembly, PHEAA is one of the nation's leading nonprofit student aid organizations and one of the largest employers in Central Pennsylvania.

PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION (PSBA) – Over 20 full/part-time jobs posted in PA
The mission of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association is to promote excellence in school board governance through leadership, service and advocacy for public education. The PSBA website lists open school administrator positions, principals, teachers, coaches and more with school districts throughout the Commonwealth.

PITT OHIO TRANSPORTATION 12 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. Nationally, it is the 22nd-largest urban area in the United States.

PITTSBURGH MERCY HEALTH SYSTEM – 85 full/part-time jobs in western PA
Pittsburgh Mercy Health System provides quality mental, physical and spiritual healthcare services to those in need through more than 70 locations in the western Pennsylvania region.

PITTSBURGH SCHOOL DISTRICT – 31 full/part-time jobs in western PA
Pittsburgh Public Schools provide educational services and future opportunity to City of Pittsburgh youth. Working with the Schools can be a fulfilling and rewarding experience.

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.

PLUS CONSULTING3 full-time jobs posted in Pittsburgh
Founded in 1999, Plus Consulting is an award-winning, full-service IT firm, headquartered in Carnegie, PA.

PNC – 298 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 – 9 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 – 36 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.

PRESBYTERIAN SENIORCARE – 28 full/part-time jobs in western PA
Presbyterian SeniorCare serves the western and southwestern Pennsylvania region with quality living and care options for both seniors and patients with disabilities.

QUEST DIAGNOSTICS – 30 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 – 65 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 – 29 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 – 10 full/part-time jobs posted in Allegheny County
Schneider National, Inc. is a provider of truckload, logistics and intermodal services.

SDLC PARTNERS – 4 full-time jobs posted in Monroeville and Pittsburgh offices
SDLC Partners is a privately held consulting firm that combines operations expertise and thought leadership with technical execution services. Their consulting services are offered in four practice areas: Business Intelligence, IT Effectiveness, Business Transformation, and Technology Delivery.

SIEMENS – 27 full/part-time jobs in western PA
Siemens is a global company that provides energy, healthcare, industry and public technology solutions through an integrated network of services that employs nearly 421,000 people.

ST. CLAIR HOSPITAL – 115 full/part-time jobs in western PA
St. Clair Hospital serves the western Pennsylvania region with a number of healthcare services provided by its staff of over 2,500 people.

THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC – 51 full/part-time jobs in western PA
Thermo Fisher Scientific is the result of a 2006 merger of two well-established scientific instrument companies. Thermo Fisher serves the international science community and has over 35,000 employees.

THE WASHINGTON HOSPITAL – 32 full/part-time jobs in western PA
The Washington Hospital provides healthcare services, including orthopedics, neurosciences, cardiac care, women’s health and emergency services, for the Washington County area.

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH – 819 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 – 15 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 GOVERNMENT – 49 full/part-time jobs in western PA
Working for the United States Government can be a lifelong career opportunity that enables you to help serve your community and country.

UNITED STATES STEEL – 80 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.

VALERUS – 6 full-time positions available in western PA
Valerus provides a total solutions approach to filling the needs of the world's oil and gas production industry. They offer technical and operational expertise to provide customers with the resources and services they need.

VERIZON & VERIZON WIRELESS – 26 full/part-time jobs posted near Pittsburgh
Verizon is a global leader in delivering innovative communications, information and entertainment.

WASTE MANAGEMENT – 19 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.

WEAVERTOWN ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP – 5 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
Weavertown is a full service environmental company. In addition to environmental contracting, Weavertown is well-known for its towing, garage services, stone aggregate and landscape supply, and oil delivery services. The Corporate Headquarters is in Carnegie, PA with additional locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky.

WENDY'S - 40 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
The Wendy’s Company is the world’s third largest quick-service hamburger company. The Wendy’s system includes more than 6,500 franchise and Company restaurants in the U.S. and 27 other countries and U.S. territories worldwide.

WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC – 63 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.

WEST PENN ALLEGHENY HEALTH SYSTEM – Over 400 full/part-time jobs in western PA
One of the region’s premier healthcare service providers, West Penn Allegheny Health System provides western Pennsylvanian communities with specialized care and treatment options with the help of over 11,000 staff, healthcare professionals and physicians.

Offices of State Senator Wayne D. Fontana

 
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