Senator Fontana makes remarks at the Senate Democratic Policy Committee meeting held October 30th at the Green Tree Municipal Building. Senator Fontana is flanked by Senator Jim Brewster and Senator Lisa Boscola. Senators Jim Ferlo, John Wozniak, and Matt Smith also attended and participated in the meeting. Special thanks to David Montz, Janice Adamski, and Diane Mutchler and all the Green Tree Borough officials for your hospitality and assistance in hosting the Committee.
Hearing on Workforce Development
Senator Fontana hosted the Senate Democratic Policy Committee for a roundtable discussion on October 30th at the Green Tree Municipal Building. Experts on workforce development, human relations and community college officials joined Senate Democrats in discussions centering on the problems employers continue to have in finding enough skilled workers who can fill available key positions.
Participating in the roundtable discussion with Senate Democrats were:
- Alicia Booker – Vice President for Workforce Development, Community College of Allegheny County
- Petra Mitchell – President and CEO, Catalyst Connection
- Stefani Pashman – CEO, Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board
- William Generett Jr. – President and CEO, Urban Innovation21
- Cheryl Begandy – Director of Education, Outreach & Training, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
- Scott Hudson – Principal Manager, Social Responsibility & Community Outreach, Alcoa Foundation
- Paul Harris – Human Resource Manager, Alcoa
Thank you to the Chair of the Policy Committee, Senator Lisa Boscola for holding the meeting in the 42nd Senatorial District and to my colleagues in the Senate Democratic Caucus for their participation and dedication on the issues surrounding workforce development. We had a terrific exchange of ideas with the participants listed above that touched on K-12 education, the role community colleges, trade schools, and employers can play in developing curriculum at all levels and some of the challenges that currently exist for both job applicants and employers. We will continue dialogue so we can ensure that potential employees are receiving the necessary training to fill open jobs that currently exist in manufacturing and other sectors.
The Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee of Greater Pennsylvania is accepting applications for the Commercial Carpenters’ Training Program. Applications are accepted each Wednesday at the Carpenters Training Center, located at 652 Ridge Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15025 between the hours of 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Floor coverer, heavy highway, mill cabinet, millwright and pile driver training program applications are also being accepted each Wednesday from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. from November through March with classes beginning in June.
All applicants must be at least 17 years old, hold a high school diploma or a GED certificate, have a valid driver’s license and suitable transportation and be available for full-time employment if accepted into the program. For more information on these training programs please visit www.greaterpacarpenters.org.
The Steamfitters Local Union #449 will be accepting applications for the five-year Building Trades and Mechanical Equipment Service Apprenticeship Programs. Interested applicants must appear in person at the Steamfitters Technology Center, located at 1459 Woodruff Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15220 to obtain and complete an application. Applications will be taken November 25th – November 27th, December 2nd – December 7th, and December 9th – December 14th. Weekday hours during those weeks will be between 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday hours will be between 9 a.m. – noon.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of the open enrollment period, must have a valid PA driver’s license and dependable transportation, and must possess a high school diploma or GED certificate. Upon completion of the application, applicants will be given notice where and when to report for a written examination that will be administered on December 21st. If accepted, applicants must complete an 18-week daytime welding class beginning March 4, 2014. For more information on the application process, please contact Dale Glavin, Director of Training at 412-481-0333 or visit www.ua449.com.
Job Openings in the Strip District
WindStax, a full service wind power company located in the Strip District, is looking for full- and part-time workers to work as laborers at their facility. WindStax offers and installs a complete line of vertical wind turbines and also makes custom plug-and-play wind power systems for residential and commercial off-grid, microgrid, and supplemental stationary power requirements.
The positions are both full- and part-time and applicants must be willing to work first or second shifts and some weekends. If you’re interested in learning more about WindStax and their available positions, please visit http://windstax.com/careers/.
News & Views – Special Edition: JOBS!
The following is a listing of available jobs throughout the region. This list now represents 92 companies with well 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.
I hope this edition and the following listing of available positions can assist you or a loved one in your job search.
84 LUMBER – 17 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 – 24 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 – 12 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 – 80 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 – 60 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. – 13 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 - 35 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 – 12 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 – At least 7 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.
AUTOZONE – 15 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
For more than 30 years, AutoZone has been committed to providing the best parts, prices and customer service in the automotive aftermarket industry. Today, AutoZone is the leading retailer and a leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the United States.
BAPTIST HOMES – At least 4 full/part-time jobs posted in Mt. Lebanon
BAYER CORPORATION – 27 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 – 87 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
Best Buy is a leading multi-channel global retailer and developer of technology products and services.
BOTTOM DOLLAR – At least 47 jobs posted in PA
Bottom Dollar Food is redefining the discount grocery model by offering private brands and the national brands that matter most to customers, in addition to fresh produce and quality meats, at discount prices and in an energetic shopping environment. Bottom Dollar Food operates 56 stores in three states – Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Ohio.
BNY MELLON – 295 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 – 14 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 – At least 34 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 – 6 jobs posted 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 – 83 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 – 59 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 – 33 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
Comcast Corporation is one of the world’s leading media, entertainment and communications companies.
CONSOL ENERGY – 9 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.
CVS CAREMARK – 161 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
CVS is the nation’s largest pharmacy health care provider, offering a wide range of exciting and fulfilling career opportunities across three business units – MinuteClinic, pharmacy benefit management (PBM) and retail pharmacy.
DICK’S SPORTING GOODS – 68 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 – 8 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 – At least 16 full-time jobs posted in western PA, multiple hourly-rate jobs available
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 – 35 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 – 27 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 – 23 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 – 79 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 – 34 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 – At least 3 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 – 373 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
Giant Eagle is one of the largest, privately-owned grocery store chains in the nation.
GOOGLE PITTSBURGH – At least 18 full-part-time jobs posted in Pittsburgh
At Google Pittsburgh, they are helping shape some of Google’s most important engineering initiatives, from Shopping to Search to Android.
HCR MANORCARE – 68 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 – At least 51 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 – 124 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 – 23 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 – At least 6 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 – 1 jobs posted in western PA
Founded in 2003 and based in Green Tree, Industry Weapon's mission is to simplify digital media communications for non- technical users.
J.B. HUNT TRANSPORTATION – 10 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 – 57 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 – 54 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 – At least 69 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 – 42 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 – 43 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.
MON VALLEY HOSPITAL - 32 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) is a 226-bed, full-service health care facility with a 220-member medical staff representing more than 40 medical specialties.
OHIO VALLEY GENERAL HOSPITAL – 19 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) – 58 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) – 28 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) – 71 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.
PHILIPS RESPIRONICS – 24 full/part-time jobs posted in PA
Philips Respironics seeks to improve the quality of people’s lives through focusing on their health and well-being.
PITT OHIO TRANSPORTATION – 6 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) – 10 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 – 83 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 PUBLIC SCHOOLS – 99 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 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.
PIZZA HUT – 389 full/part-time jobs posted in western PA
Pizza Hut was founded in 1958 and provides pizza at locations all across the country.
PLUS CONSULTING – 3 full-time jobs posted in Pittsburgh
Founded in 1999, Plus Consulting is an award-winning, full-service IT firm, headquartered in Carnegie, PA.
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 – 16 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 – 58 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 – 27 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.
PROVIDENCE POINT – 6 full/part-time jobs in Scott Township
Providence Point in Scott Township is an independent senior living facility.
QUEST DIAGNOSTICS – 12 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 – 42 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 – 39 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 – 13 full/part-time jobs posted in Allegheny County
Schneider National, Inc. is a provider of truckload, logistics and intermodal services.
SDLC PARTNERS – 10 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 – 28 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 – 125 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.
TARGET – At least 7 full/part-time jobs in western PA
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation serves guests at 1,782 stores across the United States and at Target.com.
THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC – 42 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 – 25 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 – 708 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
UPMC is an $9 billion integrated global 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 – 5 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 – 44 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 – 32 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 – 9 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 – 32 full/part-time jobs posted near Pittsburgh
Verizon is a global leader in delivering innovative communications, information and entertainment.
WASTE MANAGEMENT – 21 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 – Click on link to view information on submitting resumes
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 - 59 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 – 45 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 300 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.
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