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Dec. 2, 2020 1:08 am

This Week in Jobs Pittsburgh: Did I really order that?

The beginning of post-Cyber Monday regrets.
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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.


Does anyone else wake up on the Tuesday post-Cyber Monday afraid to look at their inbox? Those deals that seemed so important yesterday come back to haunt you in emailed receipts and tracking notifications.

Did you really need that bundle of cords? The ludicrously discounted kitchenware set? The novelty pug candle? Something about the thrill of the hunt for good deals made these purchases so compelling yesterday.

And today? Is it too late to look up return policies before the item’s even shipped?

If it’s the thrill of the search that drives you, look no further. This week’s newsletter comes packed fresh with exciting opportunities, and none of which require a gift receipt.

The News

Turns out the mantra of “investing in people,” isn’t just do-good, it’s good business. This week’s episode of investor education podcast Off the Sidelines features founders of community-driven organizations. Lolita Taub of The Community Fund and Victor Hwang of Right to Start dive into how a people-first mentality can drive not only community growth but also financial returns.

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Pennsylvania is one of 14 states using a COVID tracking app, and boasts some of the highest download numbers. Here’s how COVID Alert PA can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Who we hire and why is changing. Today’s job market isn’t just about finding someone with the right skills and plying them with office foosball tables. In 2020, an employee’s values matter just as much as their resume. Technical.ly’s CEO Chris Wink dives into the changing hiring landscape with Ali Farrell, head of people for Wodify, on the latest TWIJ Show.

The Local Jobs

The Remote Jobs

The End

Here’s to the thrill and success of a great job hunt. Catch you next week for TWIJ.

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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