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This Week in Jobs Philly: The final TWIJ of 2020

Sayonara, year from hell.

Byeeeeeeeeee! (Gif via

Editor’s note: Every week we ship an email newsletter featuring the region’s most exciting career opportunities. We’ve lovingly called it This Week in Jobs (aka TWIJ — “twidge”). Below is this week’s edition. Here’s the last one we published; it’s meant to live in your inbox. Sign up for the newsletter here.

Ariana Grande is engaged again, this time after dating her real estate agent fiancé for almost an entire year. If that doesn’t fill you with the hope and promise of a better new year, then — oh, what’s that? It doesn’t? This news means nothing to you? Ah, OK.

Well, there’s plenty to be hopeful about, whether it’s the love life of pop music’s grandest ponytail, Santa getting a COVID-19 vaccination from Dr. Anthony Fauci himself, or the fact that in nine days, 2020 will be over forever. And, yes, we know that the end of 2020 doesn’t mean a hard stop on all the problems it introduced, but we can dream, can’t we?

Speaking of which, we will be dreaming (aka napping) from now until Jan 4, so this is our last edition of TWIJ 2020. We thank you for sticking with us on the job hunt this year, despite all of the disappointments, the stress, and the working with pets in your lap and kids in your face. We hope that for all of the hard times, there were enough good ones to balance it all out. We appreciate you and your never-ending hustle.

Now onto the job hunting goods for one last time in this absolutely insane year of madness and mad hattery!

The News

COVID vaccines are all the rage right now and Blue Bell-based Pinnacle 21 has been doing its part to keep the process moving. Principal software engineer Bob Ganski shares how the company’s SaaS platform has modernized the data standardization process to get meds and devices into the hands of patients faster.

Speaking of COVID (aren’t we always?), did you know that goPuff now delivers COVID tests straight to your abode? And here’s another little snack for ya: Its corporate Philly offices are hiring technologists.

In a bold effort to increase tech skills and build more resilient, sustainable careers for 5,000 Philadelphians, the Philadelphia Skills Forward Initiative kicks off this January of 2021. Interested individuals can reach out to Graduate! Philadelphia and Philadelphia Works for more information.

The Jobs

The End

Have an amazing holiday break, friends (if you get one, hopefully)! And just so you don’t have FOMO about what we’re doing during the time off, we weren’t kidding about those naps.

We wish you safety, good health and, as always, happy job hunting this holiday season. See you in 2021!



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