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As the fall legislative session begins in Harrisburg, I am continuing to advocate and fight for policies that help create jobs in our region and throughout the Commonwealth. For instance, I intend to offer an amendment to impact fee legislation that would dedicate a one-third share of revenue to repair roads and bridges statewide. Based on projections from even a modest impact fee, a dedicated funding stream towards improving our roads and bridges would create thousands of direct jobs and hundreds more between suppliers and small businesses.

JobsIn the meantime, I want my constituents to be aware of the employers throughout the region that have jobs open RIGHT NOW. Looking for the right opportunity is challenging and time-consuming and can be frustrating. Many current job seekers have families and other responsibilities that make it harder to spend the necessary time searching for right job. The internet has become a tool used by employers to seek workers, but, many times, prospective employees are not sure where to look. Websites like Monster, dedicated to listing open positions, can lead to opportunities. In addition, most companies use their own websites to list positions for which they are hiring.

Following is a list of larger employers in our region with a direct link to opportunities for work that exist on their sites. This list represents over 2,200 available jobs! I hope that my putting this information together in one spot for you makes searching for the right job a little bit easier. Even if you are currently employed, chances are you know friends and loved ones looking for work. Please feel free to share this list with them. Also, I will continue to post available jobs in the front window of my Brookline office.

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 – and pledge to work with my colleagues to accomplish that this fall in Harrisburg so that this list can grow even larger.

Wayne Fontana

84 LUMBER – 15 full/part-time jobs posted at headquarters & throughout 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. The company owns and operates more than 280 stores, component plants, door shops, installation centers and engineered wood product shops in 33 states. With more than 3,700 associates 84 Lumber provides industry leading one-on-one service to every customer, ensuring an efficient and satisfying purchasing experience.

ALCOA – 172 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 – 46 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 – 3 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 - 20 full-time jobs posted in western PA
American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. offers high-quality, on-trend clothing, accessories and personal care products at affordable prices. The American Eagle Outfitters(R) brand targets 15 to 25 year old girls and guys, with 934 stores in the U.S. and Canada and online.

ANSYS – 24 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.

ATLAS ENERGY – 7 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
Atlas Energy owns the general partner of Atlas Pipeline Partners, L.P. ("APL" – NYSE: APL), 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 – 13 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.

BNY MELLON – 84 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
Established in 2007 from the merger of Mellon Financial Corporation and The Bank of New York Company, Inc., BNY Mellon is a leading investment management and investment services company, uniquely focused to help clients manage and move their financial assets and succeed in the rapidly changing global marketplace. Headquartered in New York, BNY Mellon has $26.3 trillion in assets under custody or administration and $1.3 trillion under management.

CALGON CARBON – 12 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.

CITY OF PITTSBURGH – 11 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. The population of the city in 2010 was 305,704. The city ranks at 25th in the nation for jobs within the urban core and 6th in job density.

COMCAST – 33 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
Comcast Corporation is one of the world’s leading media, entertainment and communications companies.

COMMONWEALTH OF PA – 56 full/part-time jobs posted in PA’s Civil Service Job Bank
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

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 – 60 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
With over 300 stores, Dick’s family continues to offer the finest quality products at competitive prices, backed by the best service anywhere.

DUQUESNE LIGHT – 8 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
Duquesne Light Company is a leader in the transmission and distribution of electric energy, offering superior customer service and reliability to more than half a million customers in southwestern Pennsylvania.

DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY – 8 full-time jobs currently posted
Duquesne University is a private, coeducational university located on a bluff above downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1878 as a Catholic college by the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Duquesne is the largest and most comprehensive Catholic university in Pennsylvania, and the only Spiritan institution of higher education in the world.

EAT’N PARK – 16 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
Eat'n Park began nearly a half century ago as the first Pittsburgh-area drive-in restaurant with carhops. The carhops are gone now, and the look has changed quite a bit since then, but one thing remains the same — Eat’n Park’s commitment to great food at an exceptional value while providing outstanding service.

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.

FIRST ENERGY – 7 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 – 13 full-time jobs posted in western PA
The H.J. Heinz Company, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is the most global of all U.S.-based food companies. Famous for our iconic brands on six continents, Heinz provides delicious, nutritious and convenient foods for families in 200 countries around the world.

HIGHMARK – 78 full and part-time jobs posted in western PA
Highmark provides millions of people with the security of quality health insurance. Created in 1996 by the consolidation of two Pennsylvania licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association — Pennsylvania Blue Shield (now Highmark Blue Shield) and Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania (now Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield), Highmark 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 – 23 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.

PEOPLES NATURAL GAS – 8 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 – 4 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, PITT OHIO is a transportation solutions provider specializing in trucking services

PITTSBURGH WATER & SEWER AUTHORITY – 1 full-time/1 part-time job posted
The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) was created in 1984. PWSA provides quality water and quality services to approximately 250,000 consumers throughout the City of Pittsburgh daily. PWSA's vision is to provide water and wastewater services that meet or exceed regulations and customer expectations at the lowest possible cost.

PNC – 260 full/part-time jobs posted within 50 miles of Pittsburgh
PNC offers a wide range of services for all our customers, from individuals and small businesses, to corporations and government entities.

POINT PARK UNIVERSITY – 8 full/part-time jobs currently posted
Today, Point Park University enrolls more than 4,000 full- and part-time students in 85 undergraduate programs and 11 graduate programs offered through its School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Communication and the Conservatory of Performing Arts.

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

QUEST DIAGNOSTICS – 2 full-time jobs posted in western PA
Quest Diagnostics plays a critical role in healthcare delivery and enables better healthcare choices by providing unsurpassed diagnostic insights to its customers.

SCHNEIDER NATIONAL – 11 full/part-time jobs posted in Allegheny County
Schneider National, Inc. is a premier provider of truckload, logistics and intermodal services. Serving more than two-thirds of the FORTUNE 500® companies, Schneider National offers the broadest portfolio of services in the industry. The company’s transportation and logistics solutions include Van Truckload, Dedicated, Regional, Bulk, Intermodal, Transportation Management, Supply Chain Management, Warehousing and International Logistics services.

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH – 267 full/part-time jobs posted
Founded in 1787 as a small, private school, the Pittsburgh Academy was located in a log cabin near Pittsburgh’s three rivers. In the more than 220 years since, the University has evolved into an internationally recognized center of learning and research.

UPMC MEDICAL CENTER – 500 full/part-time jobs posted throughout PA
UPMC is a $9 billion global health enterprise with more than 50,000 employees headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., and is transforming health care by integrating more than 20 hospitals, 400 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, a health insurance services division, and international and commercial services.

U.S. STEEL – At least 9 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 – 12 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 – 133 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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