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This Week in Jobs Pittsburgh: Scoot Scoot

For better or worse, the escooters are here.

Smooth. (Gif via Giphy)

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If you’ve been in the city over the past week or so, you may have noticed it’s become a whole lot zippier.

Pittsburgh is the first city in Pennsylvania to be granted an escooter share program. The pilot, which will take place over two years, allows for the city to run a scooter-share program, even though it’s technically illegal in PA.

Love them or hate them, we can all admit it’s nice to have motor assist to zoom up the city’s many hills. The biggest annoyance for many is the casual discarding of scooters on streets and sidewalks when users complete their journey.

But, in Pittsburgh, home of the parking chair, perhaps we’ll avoid that particular annoyance altogether.

Let’s scoot down to the news!

The News is now publishing daily reporting in Pittsburgh, and a newsletter is on its way. Keep up to date with all the latest headlines here.

Last week, autonomous vehicle company Aurora Innovation announced its plans to go public through a special acquisition company, or SPAC.

Speaking of going public, here’s how leaders in Pittsburgh’s technology and startup community hope that local unicorn Duolingo’s IPO can change the region’s access to investors and growth.

Mayoral candidate Ed Gainey shares his stances on equitable living, technology, and the future of job growth in Pittsburgh.

The Jobs

The Remote Jobs

The End

Remember, safety first when scooting! And mind those pesky parking chairs. See you next time.

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