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May 12, 2020 11:19 am

This Week in Jobs: Enter the yellow phase

Pittsburgh’s grand partial reopening.

Hi! You’re reading the Pittsburgh edition of This Week in Jobs (TWIJ), a weekly newsletter written by our team at Technical.ly in partnership with InnovatePGH and the Pittsburgh Innovation District. Each week we put together for you a slate of news and fresh job opportunities in the ‘burgh. If you’re not already subscribed, you can do so here.


Yes, Pittsburgh’s relatively few cases of COVID-19 made it the only large metro area that Gov. Tom Wolf gave the go-ahead to commence some business reopenings. It’s far from The Before Times, but hopefully the channels of commerce will be able to restart with responsible measures.

As the governor tweeted, “Yellow means caution,” so make sure you’re covering your brake pedal, because with partially recovered freedom comes partially recovered responsibility.

The News

If you missed our Introduced|Virtual conference last Thursday, you’re in luck! All the sessions were recorded and preserved forever, and you can find them collected in this YouTube playlist here. Check out the sessions and hear from local luminaries like Sandeep Konam from Abridge AI, Luke Skurman from Niche and Sean Luther from InnovatePGH, and stay tuned for details on future digital events.

This has been an especially difficult time for the 50,000+ residents of Allegheny County who are over the age of 75 and living by themselves. To help combat the major issues of isolation and loneliness, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation has ramped up its Virtual Senior Academy, with live classes on everything from health to music to history and more. Young volunteers can sign up as “tech buddies” to help seniors get connected, so if you’re interested, reach out and get zayde on Zoom.

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A little respite from the pandemic: A Carnegie Mellon University research team has released a shoulder-mounted device that mimics physical boundaries in virtual reality. Virtual high-fives would no longer be people just saying “high-five” with their hand in the air anymore.

The Jobs

Install a bidet in your toilet, and never will you ever go without it again? These jobs are remote:

The End

Exiting Unread Phase, and now entering Read Phase. Next week TWIJ will be back with a whole new set of jobs, as always.

If you want to check on new jobs in the mid-Atlantic region, go ahead and sift through Technical.ly’s jobs board any time. See you next week.

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