City of Pittsburgh Council District 9

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and Councilman Ricky Burgess today announced three East Liberty Target job informational sessions to be held on April 14, May 5, and May 12 at East Liberty Presbyterian Church located at 116 South Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206.  The East Liberty Target store will be opening July 24, 2011 and Target will begin accepting applications next week to fill more than 200 full and part-time positions.

“We are working hard and collaborating with Target and neighborhood employment centers to make sure that Pittsburghers benefit from newly created Target jobs,” Ravenstahl said. “As we work to transform places like East Liberty into economic engines, we will see more prosperity and job growth happen in nearby communities like Larimer, Homewood, and the East Hills.”

At the first session, Target staff management will inform job seekers of the types of available positions, employment expectations, and full and part-time benefits information. At the following sessions, Target staff will explain the interviewing process, review sample interviewing questions, and go over important hiring requirements. At all sessions, the City’s PA CareerLink office and community organizations will be on-site to connect applicants with job readiness programs designed to prepare applicants for Target’s interview process.

“These informational sessions are an important step for anyone interested in working at the new East Liberty Target,” said Councilman Ricky Burgess. “My vision is that the jobs being created in our community actually benefit the residents of our community, and I strongly encourage all of my constituents to take advantage of this opportunity.”

The City of Pittsburgh’s Personnel Department and PA CareerLink have already coordinated job readiness workshops with the City’s Neighborhood Employment Centers and community-based organizations to ensure that City residents get connected to Target jobs. Through the workshops, residents will be better prepared to apply for positions at Target and to address any barriers to employment. Interested residents are encouraged to visit a NEC PDF Fileto become better prepared in resume writing, effective communication skills, interview techniques, computer skills, and more.

Thursday, April 14 –   “Target Employment Expectations”

10 a.m. to 12 noon and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Thursday, May 5 –      “Interviewing for Target”
10 a.m. to 12 noon and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Thursday, May 12 –  “Interviewing for Target”
10 a.m. to 12 noon and 12 noon to 1 p.m.



About Target
The new East Liberty Target, a $46 million dollar development, will provide more than 200 permanent jobs to the East Liberty area.  Already, the development has created 140 construction jobs that have employed 80 percent of the Pittsburgh area’s workforce. In addition, the developer has received 40 percent minority and women-owned business contractor participation.

The City’s Urban Redevelopment Authority assisted the developer in attracting Target by supporting site preparation efforts and implementing the financing for the Penn Circle Two-Way Conversion project. The $5 million conversion includes streetscape, sidewalk, and other crosswalk improvements that will improve the parking, pedestrian, and public transportation of the corridor.

Friday, May 11, 2012


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