Pittsburgh Technology Council

Science & Technology
7:54 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Annual DATA Event Expands to Bring More Innovative Works

A golf ball-shaped dome that uses the light from its windows to project a reflection is only one of the many works of creative technology on display at a two-day event starting Wednesday at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Education Center.

DATA 2014, featuring an interactive exhibition, innovation conference and awards ceremony, will bring together artists, investors and innovation leaders to network and share their work.

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Tech Workforce
2:12 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Pittsburgh Technology Council Tries to 'Win the Talent War'

Nearly one in four workers (23 percent) in the Pittsburgh region is employed by the technology industry comprising about 29 percent of the city’s total wages at $16.9 billion, according to the Pittsburgh Technology Council (PTC).

To help "win today's talent war" the PTC is introducing several initiatives to assist tech firms in attracting new workers including launching the redesigned online Career Connector. The site claims it's the “largest Pittsburgh region technology-specific job board” with more than 10,000 searchable resumes already available.

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Essential Pittsburgh
6:24 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Making Pittsburgh Appealing for Immigration & Innovation

How can new immigration policy fuel the brain gain in Pittsburgh?
Credit Autophotomoto / Flickr

Hundreds of immigrants come to Pittsburgh to refine their skills in engineering and the sciences at schools like CMU and University of Pittsburgh. But current immigration laws often cannot keep this potential workforce in the United States.

Brian Kennedy, Vice President of Strategic Services and Government Relations for the Pittsburgh Technology Council says these potential entrepreneurs are leaving Pittsburgh for places that have more comprehensive immigration legislation.

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