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This Week in Jobs Pittsburgh: Practice Your Elbow Bump

Workplace reopenings could be the end of the open office plan.

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After a year of WFH and an end of it in sight, many are starting to think about what the return to the office might look like.

The good news? Going back to work could mean the end of the open office plan and the return of offices with doors and divided spaces. That means you’ll no longer hear Dave in finance taking personal calls from his desk in the afternoon.

The possibly (bad) news? Handshakes are out. Purposeful head nods and well-coordinated “elbow bumps” are in.

For those of us lacking hand-eye coordination, time to start practicing.

But on the bright side, the return to the office means new opportunities. Check out this week’s fresh slate of job postings.

The News

Forty percent of Pittsburgh’s new biotech startups were founded in the past five years — plus three other reasons why the city is on the verge of being a true life sciences hub.

Honeycomb Credit, a loan crowdfunding platform changing the small business financing model, announced a $1.75 million seed funding round.

Lawrenceville-based RE2 Robotics received $1.9 million in funding from the Department of Energy to help automate solar panel installation.

Many businesses took a hit in 2020, but according to Innovation Works’ new report, it was still the second-best fundraising year in the past decade for area tech companies.

The Jobs

The Remote Jobs

The End

It’s never too early to start perfecting the elbow bump. When you need a break, stop by for next week’s job listings.

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

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