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This Week in Jobs Pittsburgh: Mysterious Monolith

Well, that’s one way to stand out.

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Well, if you had “mysterious monolith captures local and international attention” on your 2020 Bingo sheet, you can go ahead and cross that off.

These strange, and possibly alien, structures have been spotted in Utah, Romania and now, Pittsburgh.

However, you’d be mistaken if you thought otherworldly entities were headed to the Strip District. Within hours of a monolith appearing on Penn Ave., the owner of local Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop fessed up to building and erecting the now-viral ‘lith in the ‘burgh to help drum up business.

But hey, who among us hasn’t hoped that a clever pun in a cover letter or well-designed CV would turn heads? Here’s hoping you can bring this kind of creativity into your job search.

The News

Believe it or not, banking nowadays requires more than checkbooks and pneumatic tubes. In Pittsburgh’s tech landscape, PNC is becoming a hub for innovators and technologists. And look at that, you can apply to open roles right on

The latest episode of’s investor education podcast Off the Sidelines looks at philanthropy and venture capital, what the two fields can learn from each other and how to make systems of investment work for the greater good.

Big news on the AV front — Uber is selling its self-driving unit to Aurora Innovation. If you want to go along for the ride, check out Aurora’s 20+ Pittsburgh openings.

LifeX Labs and Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse announced a new partnership to share a facility and collaborate on programming. Learn more about LifeX by visiting its company page.

A quarter to 30% of all online orders are returned, and PorchShip wants to make the process seamless. Learn about this Pittsburgh startup picking up online shopping returns straight from your porch to the post office.

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The End

Find a way to stand out in the job search like a stunning monolith on the streets of Pittsburgh. See you next week for TWIJ.

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

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