The Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board (3RWIB) has announced plans for its 7th annual Imagine! Career Week, being held from April 22-26. Sponsored by Citizens Bank Foundation, Imagine! Career Week celebrates the diversity of career opportunities available in the Pittsburgh region and helps students consider a wide range of career fields. Imagine! Career Week encourages exploration of career pathways through workplace tours, job shadowing, interactions with employers at job fairs, playing with equipment and tools at trade union training centers, building a robot or attendance at a youth leadership conference. A full schedule of events is available on the website.
To help area residents prepare for the responsibility of being lifeguards, the American Red Cross is hosting its annual Lifeguard Training School in Pittsburgh May 10 to 13 and May 17 to 20, offering new lifeguard training and recertification classes. Every year, the local Red Cross certifies hundreds of locals in lifeguarding skills. Participants learn lifesaving skills – including First Aid, CPR and AED – which prepare them to handle aquatic emergencies with responsibility and knowledge.
The American Red Cross Lifeguard Training School will be held in the Trees Hall Pool at the University of Pittsburgh, located at Darrah Street and Allequippa Street in Oakland. Numerous class options will be offered.
To gain new lifeguard certification, which is valid for two years, students should attend all four days of either session A or B. The cost for full certification is $350.
SESSION A (all four days must be attended for full certification)
Thursday, May 10; 6 – 10 p.m.
Friday, May 11; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 12; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 13; 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
SESSION B (all four days must be attended for full certification)
Thursday, May 17; 6 – 10 p.m.
Friday, May 18; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 19; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 20; 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
To qualify for entry, candidates must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled class; swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing; tread water for two minutes using only the legs; and complete a timed event within one minute and 40 seconds (swim 20 yards, surface dive into deep water, retrieve a 10-pound object, swim back to the starting point, then remove the object without a ladder or steps).
Candidates will learn proper lifeguard and rescue techniques; how to treat injuries and other medical emergencies; how to administer CPR and an Automated External Defibrillator (AED); and will earn certification for employment opportunities that can make a difference in people’s lives.
The cost is $350 for the full course; $200 for recertification (last three days of each session) and $110 for CPR and AED certification (Saturday, May 12 or Saturday, May 19).
For more information or to register, visit RedCross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
The East End Works Collaborative is sponsoring a giant job fair at the Teamsters Temple, 4701 Butler Street, in Lawrenceville, on Wednesday, May 2 from 4 to 6:30 pm. Some of the 50+ employers who will be available to talk and take applications:
A for the People Institute • A Second Chance, Inc. • A. Phillip Randolph Institute • AARP Worksearch • Allegheny County Mobile Health Unit • Allegiance Staffing • Alorica • Army Strong Community Center • BNY Mellon • CCAC • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh • Community Options, Inc. • DISH Network, LLC • Family Dollar • Fidelity Bank • First Commonwealth Bank • Gateway Health Plan • Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank • HCR Manorcare • Home Instead Senior Care • JobCorps • Just Harvest • Loving Care Agency • Macy’s • McConway & Torley, LLC • Milestone Centers • MonValley Unemployed Committee • New Century Careers • Northshore Community Alliance • Omni William Penn • PA Health Access Network • PA Wants to Work • Pittsburgh Building Trades Apprenticeship Program • Primerica Financial • Rosedale Tech • Sam’s Club • Traveler’s Aid • TRG Customer Solutions • Two Men and a Truck • United HealthCare (CHIP) • University of Pittsburgh • UPMC • West Penn Allegheny Health System • Western PA Operating Engineers • Wholey’s • YouthLINK … and many more!
Bring your resume!
If you can’t make the fair, visit the Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center at 5321 Penn Avenue, or call 412-362-8580.
PetSmart, the national pet supply chain, is opening a new store in East Liberty in the EastSide development on May 21 (where Borders used to be). They are now hiring for the following positions:
* Retail Cashier
* Retail Pet Products Associate
* Retail Pet Care Associate
* Retail Pet Bathers
* Pet Stylist Grooming Associate
Applications at www.PetSmartjobs.com, store # 2302. Check the option “I was invited to apply.”
If you need help with your online application, come to the Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center, 5321 Penn Avenue, between 9 and 5 any day.
Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center, in partnership with Lawrenceville United, the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation, and the Zone, is offering employment support services at our free drop-in sessions, every Thursday in March, 9am – 1pm, at The Zone, 5217 Butler Street in Lawrenceville. At these sessions, you can work on the following:
- Resume writing and format
- Cover letter development
- Application process
- Job search
Registration NOT required; these are weekly drop-in sessions.
Looking for a job in a growing field?
Due to positive changes at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Oakland and UPMC Hospital in Shadyside, there are now full-time, part-time, and casual support positions available in a range of areas, including transportation, housekeeping, and food services, etc.
The following jobs are available now and need to be filled:
Food Service Workers
To apply for these positions, you must submit a resume and completed application.
Staff members at the Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center, 5321 Penn Avenue, will be available throughout this week and over the weekend to assist you in the application process, help you polish your resume, and answer any questions you may have. When you stop by the center, our experienced staff will work with you to ensure that your application successfully highlights your strengths.
Staff will be available in the employment center during the following times:
Wednesday, Feb 1: 12 p.m.-8 p.m.
Thursday, Feb 2: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday, Feb 3: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, Feb 4: 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
For more information, stop by the office or call 412-362-8580.
Pittsburgh CONNECTS, the BGC’s free computer lab, has an immediate opening for a Project Coordinator. This employee will develop and manage the lab and online training content at the 5321 Penn Avenue lab location and community partner sites to ensure engaging, fun, and informative lessons and workshops that address education, employment, and health and wellness. The program coordinator will also ensure that all participants are served appropriately and all key program outcomes are achieved in a timely and fast-paced manner. Minimum requirements are a B.A. in a related discipline; at least 2 years experience; excellent writing skills; and a valid PA driver’s license. Salary: $30,000 to $34,000. For more information, contact RFlanag@aol.com