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May 28, 2020 9:31 am

This Week in Jobs: Dress like Tom Wolfe

It’s too hot for white not to be your color.

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.


Break out those linen suits and flower dresses, it’s unofficially summer. It doesn’t feel quite the same this year, but hopefully you got some emotional release this weekend as part of a rather poignant Memorial Day.

With the New York Times’ Sunday somber but compelling front page, and this month marking the 75th anniversary of the Allied Forces’ victory over the Nazis in Europe, 2020’s unofficial start to summer was more time for a good cathartic cry than an epic pool party. Though some may disagree.

So forward we march. *Wipes tears, clears throat.* The exciting developments in the Pittsburgh tech world haven’t stopped (hint), so here we go with another TWIJ.

The News

Don’t expect you to know this, but turns out there are some serious tech hubs in the U.S. outside the Bay Area and Seattle. A few weeks ago, Technical.ly brought together a panel at Introduced|Virtual, including InnovatePGH Executive Director Sean Luther, to discuss how places like Pittsburgh and Raleigh-Durham can get the word out that big things are happening there.

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As Facebook expands its remote-work policy, existing satellite hubs like Pittsburgh and Philly will see an increase in recruiting efforts. Interestingly, 45% of its employees said they would consider moving if they were able to work remotely. The caveat is that salaries will adjust based on local costs of living.

The tech-based problem-solving related to the pandemic now includes Pittsburgh-based VIT Initiative’s kiosk system designed around workplace safety. The system scans both faces for identification and skin for body temperature reads.

The Jobs

And of course, a few for the engineers who actually thrive (i.e., are not distracted by the television) when working from home:

The End

That’s it for this week. Wave that cream-colored fedora over your face in the meantime to keep cool.

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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