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WorkLaunch initiative of Career Development Center & Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh takes off to help our region’s jobseekers

WorkLaunch: Career Connections and Workshops is an innovative three-day, six-site county-wide career event designed to connect the Pittsburgh community to workforce and supportive resources. Through the partnership of Career Development Center and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, WorkLaunch will debut April 5th, 6th and 7th at several library locations throughout Allegheny County. The career workshop series is targeted toward all jobseekers throughout the region, and offers programming inclusive of employment issues faced by recent college graduates, veterans, mature workers, refugees and immigrants, single parents and those on the autism spectrum or who have a diagnosed mental health disorder.


WorkLaunch aims to help jobseekers engage and connect with more than 20 area employers, education and training providers, including University of Pittsburgh, Allegheny Health Network, UPMC, Giant Eagle, and CCAC. Attendees will learn about job search resources provided by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Career Development Center and valuable skills in workshops on resume development, interviewing, networking and other career readiness topics.


WorkLaunch Series Details:
Tuesday, April 5
  • CLP – Main (Oakland) ❘ 10 am – 2:30 pm
    4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    *plus special information for recent college grads
  • Whitehall Public Library ❘ 9:30 am – 3 pm
    100 Borough Park Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15236
    *plus special information for refugees and immigrants
Wednesday, April 6
  • CLP – East Liberty ❘ 10 am – 3:30 pm
    130 S. Whitfield St., Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    *plus special information for veterans
  • Shaler North Hills Library ❘ 10 am – 2:30 pm
    1822 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw, PA 15116
    *plus special information for mature workers
Thursday, April 7
  • CLP – Downtown & Business ❘ 9 am – 2 pm
    612 Smithfield St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222
    *plus special information for working parents
  • CLP – Hazelwood ❘ 10 am – 2:30 pm
    5006 Second Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15207
    *plus special information from trade and union representatives
“The WorkLaunch series extends beyond that of the average career fair or workshop. Job search culture has changed tremendously in such a short period of time, and now jobseekers have to be able to understand the nuances of looking for work, utilize all facets of technology and all resources at their disposal,” said Sarah Welch, Director of the Career Development Center. “Applying for a job is about more than sending out a resume in an email or filling out an online application; it’s about making personal connections with potential employers, engaging people in your story and building relationships that lead to career opportunities.”


The workshops are free and open to the public. Individuals wishing to attend the WorkLaunch sessions are encouraged to dress professionally, research the attending employers beforehand and bring copies of their resume.


To register, email worklaunch@cdcpgh.org or call 412.904.5993. For additional schedules, locations and more information, visit cdcpgh.org or carnegielibrary.org.