Robert L. Johnson Unveils 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 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,, 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

Generational Diversity is Positioning the Pittsburgh Area as a Region of Choice

May 1, 2011

We often hear of employers that aspire to be an “Employer of Choice” in the war for talent.  Even during the current sluggish economy, organizations across all sectors spend considerable resources to find great talent; and the competition, particularly in certain STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematic) fields, is fierce…Read more

Vibrant Pittsburgh launches new diversity initiative

February 9, 2011

True to it’s name, Vibrant Pittsburgh made a colorful splash with more than 200 attending the unveiling of its new diversity and workforce initiative at the August Wilson Center for African-American Culture. Part of that splash was due to the heavyweight partners and board members joining CEO Melanie Harrington for the Dec.16 press conference, including Read More

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