Workforce Development

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Mayor Bill Peduto signed a pair of executive orders Tuesday meant to increase local minority hires in municipal construction.

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Wherever Amazon chooses to locate its second North American headquarters, or HQ2, the company expects to hire 50,000 people over the next 10 to 15 years.

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A new report from the Allegheny Conference on Community Development predicts a workforce shortfall of 80,000 employees in the Pittsburgh region in a decade.

The study recommends greater efforts to attract and retain recent college graduates, and more collaboration between employers and educators to train future workers for the projected job market.

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There are more job openings in Pittsburgh than there are people with the matching skill sets, according to the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. 

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How Pittsburgh and Allegheny County can increase opportunities for boys and young men of color is the focus of two local forums this week.