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Career workshops planned throughout the county


August 7, 2007

A series of 11 community workshops to assist residents in pursuing job opportunities in industries such as construction trades, health care, information technology, manufacturing, hospitality and others will be held throughout the county.

“From our world-class airport to Downtown Pittsburgh to our former industrial sites, we are gaining thousands of new jobs in Allegheny County,” said County Chief Executive Dan Onorato. “These community workshops are a great opportunity for residents to have access to valuable career and job-training information that will prepare them to be a part of this region's renewal.

The community workshops will also prepare residents for City-County Career Day, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The event will feature employers from growth industries, as well as workshops and career preparedness resources.

“Pittsburgh is becoming one of the most business-friendly cities in America, and new jobs are arriving with each new construction and development project,” said Mayor Luke Ravenstahl. “It is imperative that we capitalize on that momentum by providing the training, skills and opportunities needed to encourage growth and retain a talented workforce.”

The Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh & Allegheny County and Builders Guild of Western Pennsylvania are also participating in the workshops and career fair.

For additional information, visit http://www.citycountycareers. org.


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