Professional, social, and cultural associations are wonderful ways for people to meet, collaborate, and excel. They are also a great resource for recruiters and hiring managers when looking to attract diverse applicants to open positions. In Pittsburgh, we have many of these associations with hundreds of members that recruiters could reach out to with appropriate positions that might interest them. Below is just an example of the wonderful groups that Pittsburghers can join and recruiters can keep in mind while head-hunting new talent.
June is LGBTQ Pride month; a time where we honor, celebrate, and advocate for our LGBTQ communities. We also take the time to remember the history of the LGBTQ community and its fight for civil rights over the decades. Below are some resources to help us remember and celebrate the LGBTQ community's history here in Pittsburgh.
Both Pittsburgh's Asian and Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander communities have grown greatly in the past couple of years. In fact, the Asian community is one of the fastest growing in the region. May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, when we celebrate the culture, traditions, and histories of those populations here in America. This edition of Vibrant Facts presents the data behind the Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area's Asian and Pacific Islander populations.
Older Americans offer support and major contributions to their families, communities, and society. In the Pittsburgh Metro Area, we have a healthy population of citizens over 60 years of age. Many in this group have served their country in the armed forces and are still active in the labor force. It is important that we show our appreciation for their work and offer them the support they need to live comfortable and prosperous lives, even after 60. Click through for data on Pittsburgh's older population.
To honor Women’s History Month, Vibrant Pittsburgh has collected statistics on the women in our region.
Pittsburgh has served as the home to many extraordinary women who broke barriers, set records, won prestigious awards and recognition, and advanced our society in immeasurable ways.
Pittsburgh’s black and African American communities have played integral roles in American culture and advancement.
Many wonderful holidays are wrapping up, while more are still kicking off!
Many holidays and festivals are observed in the winter months, ranging from the ancient celebrations of the Winter Solstice to the modern Kwanzaa.
Human Rights Day was instituted by the United Nations in 1950 to observe the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which occurred on December, 10 1948 in Paris.
For Veteran’s Day, review important demographic statistics about the veterans in our area. Knowing this data can help local organizations offer the effective support veterans need.
This time of years sees the celebration of several popular international holidays, including Diwali, Samhain (Halloween), and Dia de los Muertos.
Welcoming Week was created to help celebrate the spirit of inclusion and diversity throughout the country surrounding immigration and foreign born citizens.
During National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture.
June is LGBT Pride Month. How has U.S. opinion on same-sex marriage changed in the past 12 years?
June 20th is World Refugee Day. Find out what it is and how you can get involved.
May is Asian/Pacific Islander American Heritage Month.
May is Jewish American Heritage Month.
Learn which industries in the Pittsburgh region employ the most women and which industries pay women the most.
In 2014, a survey was developed to assess Westmoreland County residents’ views on diversity in the region.
This Vibrant Facts illustrates the demographics of people with disabilities by race/ethnicity, gender, and age for the both the Pittsburgh region and the United States.
This Vibrant Fact compares people with disabilities in the Pittsburgh labor force with people with disabilities in the United States labor force
Often people with disabilities face multiple, overlapping difficulties, from hearing difficulties to independent living difficulties.
In 2014, 2,766 Labor Condition Applications were approved for Pittsburgh workers.
The first gay pride march in Pittsburgh was held in 1973 with 150 marchers. In 2014, the Pittsburgh Pride Parade saw record making attendance rate.
The Minority Workers in the Pittsburgh MSA make up about 11% of the workforce.
There are neighborhoods in the City of Pittsburgh that are increasing their diversity.