Pittsburgh organizations aim to lend helping hand to new arrivals

March 30, 2012

While the barriers for refugees looking to enter the job market are many, several Pittsburgh organizations are lending a helping hand. In the first months after they arrive, refugees often work with their resettlement agencies to prepare their resumes — many of them doing this for the first time. With some things inevitably lost in Read More

Local corporations invest in minority networking

March 29, 2012

While the economic recovery has taken the nation’s overall unemployment rate from double digits at the height of the recession to 8.3 percent in February, it may as well be 2008 all over again for Hispanics facing 10.7 percent unemployment and African-Americans facing 14.1 percent. Robert L. Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television and chairman Read More

Robert L. Johnson Unveils OppsPlace.com Through Vibrant Pittsburgh Alliance to Highlight Regional Employers and Diverse Workforce Talent

March 28, 2012

PITTSBURGH, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Robert L. Johnson, chairman of The RLJ Companies and founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET) today announced that Vibrant Pittsburgh and regional employers have joined OppsPlace.com to create a more diverse workforce in the Pittsburgh region and to enhance jobs and vendor supplier opportunities for individuals and businesses.  OppsPlace is a diverse online network Read More

Johnson brings diversity to region

March 28, 2012

In continuing with their mission to embrace inclusion and insure the region’s growth by attracting, retaining and elevating a diverse pool of talent, Vibrant Pittsburgh will partner with founder and former chairman of Black Entertainment Television’s Robert L. Johnson’s new initiative, OppsPlace.com, a website that is focused on creating opportunities for qualified minority candidates and Read More

Pop Star: Melanie Harrington of Vibrant Pittsburgh

May 11, 2011

It would be hard to imagine a better choice to lead Vibrant Pittsburgh — a new nonprofit that recruits and connects diverse newcomers to Pittsburgh’s workforce — than Melanie Harrington who is new to town from Atlanta. Harrington arrived last July and from her perch on the 28th floor of the Regional Enterprise Building, she spends her Read More

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