Summer jobs available in Monroeville | TribLIVE

March 17, 2018 wpanews 0

  Monroeville, PA is looking to hire college students or high school seniors for seasonal and temporary positions with the municipality through the summer months. Applications can be found online at or in the municipal building at 2700 Monroeville Blvd., Monroeville, Pennsylvania. They are due by April 13, 2018. Call 1-412-856-1000 for more information. Source: Summer jobs available in Monroeville | TribLIVE


March 10, 2018 wpanews 0

  The Elliot Group is purchasing the former Jeannette Glass site for $600,000. The Westmoreland County Industrial Develop Corporation approved the sales agreement at its meeting yesterday. The company is proposing to build a cryogenic pump test stand. The company supplies compressors and turbines for liquefied natural gas plants. However, the company still must approve the agreement and company officials told the Tribune Review that there is no agreement yet […] READ MORE

Report: Toys “R” Us may liquidate its bankrupt U.S. stores – CBS News

March 9, 2018 wpanews 1

Toys “R” Us may be planning a sad end to its toy story: the liquidation of its bankrupt U.S. operations. The retailer has yet to find a buyer or secure a debt restructuring deal with its lenders, according to Bloomberg News. That means a shutdown of the company’s U.S. division could happen within days, Bloomberg reported, citing sources close to the situation. The chain filed for bankruptcy in September with the […] READ MORE

U.S. Steel will restart idled Granite City steel plant, bring back 500 workers

March 8, 2018 wpanews 0

  U.S. Steel said it will restart a long-idled plant and call about 500 employees back to work as it anticipates higher domestic demand for steel because of new import tariffs announced by President Donald Trump. One of two blast furnaces and the steelmaking facilities at Granite City Works in Illinois will be restarted, U.S. Steel said Wednesday. The plant has been idle since late 2015. The company said the […] READ MORE

Local actors needed for ‘Mindhunter’ Season 2, filming again in Pittsburgh | TribLIVE

March 8, 2018 wpanews 0

  Locals have another chance to be part of the Netflix crime drama “Mindhunter.” The Pittsburgh Film Office has announced an open casting call for Season 2 of the original series that will once again film in the area. Photos will be taken from 4 to 7 p.m. March 16 in the Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center, 3579 Masonic Way in Ross. Paid background actors and featured background actors are needed for parts […] READ MORE

US weekly jobless claims drop to lowest level since 1969 – Reuters

March 1, 2018 wpanews 0

  Weekly jobless claims down 10K to 210,000 The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, hitting the lowest level in more than 48 years, pointing to a rapidly tightening labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 210,000 for the week ended Feb. 24, the lowest level since December 1969, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Claims for the […] READ MORE

Toys ‘R’ Us May Close 200 More Stores | Fortune

February 23, 2018 wpanews 0

After announcing plans to shutter 182 stores last year, Toys ‘R’ Us is reportedly set to do it again, this time closing around 200 stores. Plans for the closures are reportedly still in the works, and the actual number of stores that are to be closed is subject to change, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing people familiar with the matter. The news of the closures comes after Toys ‘R’ Us filed for bankruptcy in […] READ MORE

Amazon Plans to Open Six More Cashierless Stores, Recode Says

February 23, 2018 wpanews 0 Inc. plans to open as many as six more cashierless stores this year, according to a report. The e-commerce giant is considering locations in Los Angeles and hometown Seattle, where the first Amazon Go store opened last month, Recode reported Thursday, citing people familiar with the situation. Amazon Go is the company’s most ambitious effort to change the way people shop and a play for the struggling $550 billion U.S. convenience store […] READ MORE

Amazon Expanding In Pittsburgh, Will Double Number Of Jobs « CBS Pittsburgh

February 23, 2018 wpanews 0

  PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Amazon is expanding in Pittsburgh. A total of 125 jobs are being added to its Tech Hub, and that has many people wondering whether this means the Steel City will be the home of Amazon’s second headquarters? This expansion is not an indicator of what may or may not happen with Amazon’s second headquarters, or HQ2. However, Mayor Bill Peduto tells KDKA what we can expect to see is more companies coming […] READ MORE

HOME DEPOT PITTSBURGH: The Home Depot hiring 700 associates in Pittsburgh area | WPXI

February 22, 2018 wpanews 0

The Home Depot is hiring 700 associates to fill positions at stores in the Pittsburgh area, the home improvement retailer announced Wednesday. Employment opportunities include both permanent part-time and seasonal positions in the company’s stores and distribution facilities. Positions include sales, cashiers, operations and online order fulfillment. Applying for the job can be done at People can also text HOMEDEPOT to 52270 for a link to apply. Source: HOME […] READ MORE

Winn-Dixie Owner Bi-Lo Prepares for Bankruptcy Filing

February 19, 2018 wpanews 0

Bi-Lo LLC, the supermarket company that owns the Winn-Dixie chain, is preparing for a potential bankruptcy filing as soon as next month, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Bi-Lo is laboring under more than $1 billion in debt following its 2005 buyout by Lone Star Funds. The company and its creditors have held talks to discuss a possible debt-to-equity swap, as well as alternatives such as asset sales, Bloomberg reported […] READ MORE

Bon-Ton announces round of closures spanning several states

February 1, 2018 wpanews 6

Closure locations include those in states such as Iowa, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Vermont to name a few. A well-known department store company in the Midwest, The Bon-Ton, announced on Wednesday that it plans to close 42 locations as part of its “store rationalization program.” In a statement, the company said it plans to close a total of 47 at the start of this year. Closure […] READ MORE

Big year for Cresson mine: 40 may be employed by end of ’18 | News |

January 28, 2018 wpanews 0

( — As many as 40 miners could be working at the Cresson Mine by the end of 2018, the company’s operator said. The project’s start has been more than a decade in the making and comes as the demand for domestic metallurgical coal has witnessed a strong rebound over the past 18 months. Plans to open the Cresson Mine were initially announced by a previous coal company 12 years ago […] READ MORE

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette workers launch byline strike amid ‘volatile’ contract negotiations | TribLIVE

January 26, 2018 wpanews 0

Readers of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette newspaper and website will not see bylines from staff writers indefinitely as journalists pulled their names from news articles Thursday in protest of stalled contract talks between the Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh and the paper’s owners. “The situation is serious and volatile,” a news release issued by the Guild said. “Unless the company comes to its senses and develops a sense of civic responsibility and […] READ MORE

Walmart Is Cutting Up to 500 Corporate Jobs This Week | Fortune

January 26, 2018 wpanews 0

Layoffs will impact human resources, marketing and finance departments The cuts extend a busy month for the world’s largest retailer, which also shut 63 Sam’s Club warehouses and reorganized that unit’s purchasing division. But even as it makes cuts, the company has taken steps to retain employees — like boosting its hourly wage and creating new roles focused on its online grocery business. Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon is betting […] READ MORE