Working & The Economy

Fayette County Community Action Agency delivering help through the holidays | Helping the Helpers

Footage showing lines of cars stretching endlessly in the distance at a food distribution event near Pittsburgh earlier this year caught national attention, while smaller drives locally have also attracted many people in need.

Planting the seed: Brownsville’s Perennial Project revitalizing the borough | Helping the Helpers

Less than two years after it was founded, the nonprofit formed partnerships that are allowing students at Brownsville Area High School to use cutting edge technology to reimagine the borough’s once bustling downtown to aid in revitalization efforts.

Corporate America’s covert attack on your family | Opinion

Wanting to make a dollar isn’t a bad thing, but we must be wary when those efforts put the personal and financial safety of our families at risk.

Pa. Treasury Twitter account to shut down, leaving legacy of snarky, relatable PR

In a farewell message, the account, run by previously unnamed Treasury employees, announced it was shutting down.

Duquesne University proposes full-time faculty cuts amid pandemic, financial uncertainty

These changes will allegedly reduce the overall faculty size by less than 5 percent.

Crime Victims’ Center of Fayette County remains open to help | Helping the Helpers

Although the organization had to modify hours and set up their offices to meet COVID-19 guidelines and procedures, Hibbs said they were dedicated to remain open to assist victims of crime and other individuals by encouraging them to achieve and maintain independence through advocacy, counseling, education, crisis intervention and other forms of assistance.

Fayette EMS saddled with financial burdens due to COVID-19 | Helping the Helpers

They received $125,000 in grant money, but lost about $600,000 in income and the funding has largely dried up, said Fayette EMS Administrative Director Bob Topper.

MAP: Pa.’s unemployment rate change varies by county | Wednesday Morning Coffee

Good morning, fellow seekers. Associate Editor Cassie Miller here, hoping your Wednesday is off to a smooth start. On Monday, the Pennsylvania State Data Center dropped its "Map of the Month," a map visualizing a Data Center-selected topic across Pennsylvania. This...

Uber ends autonomous-vehicle pursuit, sells to Pittsburgh-based Aurora Innovation

Uber's Advanced Technology Group had been working on developing autonomous vehicles for several years in Pittsburgh, and their AVs were tested on Pittsburgh streets.

Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers of Fayette seeking volunteers, donations to serve the elderly | Helping...

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has caused fundraisers for Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers of Fayette to be canceled, the organization's volunteers are still serving the needs of those in the community.