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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 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.

In a week where everything else is demanding our attention, we don’t blame you for looking for a small distraction. In fact, some folks have made a career out of being able to seamlessly shift a viewer’s focus without them noticing.

The term “sleight of hand,” comes from Old Norse and was used as early as 1593 to mean deception through swift manual dexterity. The idea of pointing something out to distract from something else is old hat, but science has only recently confirmed that, neurologically, when we focus specifically on something, we can successfully filter out the rest of what’s around us.

So, whether that’s keeping your mind off the news with a job search, or honing in on your close-up magic skills to impress a hiring manager over Zoom (and distract them from looking at your messy home office), take some time for a little misdirection today.

The News

Want to know what’s next for Pittsburgh? Join InnovatePGH virtually on Nov. 19 to hear from Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh, Carlow University and UPMC about the future of Pittsburgh’s Innovation District in the time of COVID-19 and beyond. Register through Eventbrite here.

Northside autonomous vehicle startup Locomation (self)piloted its trucks with the delivery of 40,000 pounds of food from the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to families in need in Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania. If you’d like to get on board with that effort, check out Locomation’s open jobs here.

Entrepreneurs have more to learn from investors than you think. The second episode of’s second season of Off the Sidelines highlights insights from seasoned investors, as well as a few pointers from entrepreneurship expert Guy Raz, host of NPR’s How I Built This.”

Plans are in motion for a 133-year old locomotive roundhouse in Hazelwood Green to become a new OneValley Innovation Center, with a $12 million renovation.

Join Generocity on Nov. 12 for its second annual ADVANCE conference. Dedicated to driving ideas forward with a smarter impact, the half-day virtual conference features panels on subjects ranging from policy to philanthropy and venture capital. Register for free through Eventbrite.

The Local Jobs

The Remote Jobs

The End

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