Employment http://wesa.fm en Panel to Discuss Employment Opportunities in Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm/post/panel-discuss-employment-opportunities-pittsburgh <p>Pennsylvania lawmakers are planning a hearing they hope will foster discussion on growing Pittsburgh’s employment opportunities.</p><p>The House Democratic Policy Committee will hold a July 23 public hearing at the Community College of Allegheny County to discuss jobs and workforce development in the Pittsburgh area.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:30:00 +0000 Kaye Burnet 32953 at http://wesa.fm Report: Pittsburgh Region Saw Job Growth Last Year, But Manufacturing Still a Concern http://wesa.fm/post/report-pittsburgh-region-saw-job-growth-last-year-manufacturing-still-concern <p>After seeing no appreciable job growth in the Pittsburgh metro area more than a year ago, the region added 10,700 jobs between June 2013 and June 2014, according to a report from Pittsburgh Today.</p><p>“That’s a 0.9 percent increase, which doesn’t set the world on fire, but Pittsburgh has always been kind of a slow and steady grower,” said Doug Heuck, Pittsburgh Today director. “But it’s good news that we’re back growing jobs again.”</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:30:00 +0000 Deanna Garcia 32849 at http://wesa.fm Building Ties Between Pittsburgh and Puerto Rico http://wesa.fm/post/building-ties-between-pittsburgh-and-puerto-rico <p>Music can bring people together, but can it inspire people to travel almost 2,000 miles to find work in a new city?</p><p>16 Pittsburgh community organizations are sponsoring the appearance of Puerto Rican salsa band El Gran Combo at the JazzLive International Festival this weekend to launch a&nbsp;&nbsp;project to promote Pittsburgh as a destination for Puerto Rican workers, especially professionals, migrating from the island to mainland U.S.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 09:59:00 +0000 Kaye Burnet 31206 at http://wesa.fm The Business of Interviewing with Rebecca Harris http://wesa.fm/post/business-interviewing-rebecca-harris <p></p><p>Can you really answer the question “tell me about yourself” in an interview, while being sure to talk about&nbsp; skills relevant to the job?&nbsp; How about describing&nbsp; a difficult work situation and making it sound like you're a great problem solver? Effective interviewing is a skill and our business contributor Rebecca Harris offers some advice to help you ace the interview. Fri, 24 May 2013 22:07:27 +0000 Heather McClain 10182 at http://wesa.fm The Business of Interviewing with Rebecca Harris Building the Perfect Resume with Rebecca Harris http://wesa.fm/post/building-perfect-resume-rebecca-harris <p></p><p>Graduation season is here and as a new group of college graduates enters the real world, how do you stand out in a tough job market? This week, business contributor <strong>Rebecca Harris</strong> offers suggestions for building the perfect resume. And find some surprising and not so surprising facts on new graduate employment. Tue, 21 May 2013 13:07:44 +0000 Heather McClain & Marcus Charleston 9921 at http://wesa.fm Building the Perfect Resume with Rebecca Harris New Partnership Aims to Get More North Siders to Work http://wesa.fm/post/new-partnership-aims-get-more-north-siders-work <p></p><p></p><p>The North Side Leadership Conference (NSLC) and North Shore Community Alliance (NCA) are combining to improve services for North Side residents seeking employment.</p><p>The two entities both previously offered workforce development services. NSLC has a location convenient to all bus lines on the North Side and existing computer stations.<br><br>“NCA has a more robust workforce program with many more services than what the Conference offers,” said NSLC Board Member Gloria Rayman. “So by combining our resources, we can offer so much more to all of our neighbors.”</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 17:00:13 +0000 Deanna Garcia 5017 at http://wesa.fm New Partnership Aims to Get More North Siders to Work Oakland Career Center Open House http://wesa.fm/post/oakland-career-center-open-house <p>The Oakland Planning and Development Corporation (OPDC) will hold an Open House at its new Oakland Career Center at 294 Semple Street (corner of Louisa) on Wednesday at 4 o’clock. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 16:48:56 +0000 Charlee Song 2517 at http://wesa.fm Low-Wage Pittsburgh Workers to Obama Administration Official: Raise the Minimum Wage http://wesa.fm/post/low-wage-pittsburgh-workers-obama-administration-official-raise-minimum-wage <p></p><p>Hannah Williams works for a temp agency where she makes minimum wage: $7.25 per hour. The single mother also goes to school. She said her job doesn’t provide the living she and needs. Mon, 04 Mar 2013 19:16:21 +0000 Deanna Garcia 1976 at http://wesa.fm Low-Wage Pittsburgh Workers to Obama Administration Official: Raise the Minimum Wage