Now hiring: These companies are looking to recruit hundreds of workers throughout the region

PITTSBURGH — As vaccinations rise and gathering and restaurant occupancy restrictions are loosened, businesses throughout the Pittsburgh region have begun to recruit hundreds of workers to fill open roles.

Many of these jobs had been cut due to the pandemic and the restrictions that it caused but now are coming back. According to the most recent data from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, unemployment in the seven-county Pittsburgh metro is at 7.6% with Pennsylvania’s statewide unemployment rate faring only slightly better at 7.3%, though both of those numbers could start to trend lower should hiring trends continue to climb.

Below is a continuously updated list of businesses that are looking to employ a large number of workers in the Pittsburgh metro.

McDonald’s - about 1,000 positions locally

The fast food giant is looking to recruit up to 1,000 workers throughout the Pittsburgh region, part of an effort that, when combined with Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, parts of Tennessee and Virginia, represents more than 10,000 open positions.

Sheetz - over 970 positions in Pennsylvania

The Altoona-based restaurant and convenience store chain held a hiring day event companywide on March 31 as it looked to fill up to 2,800 positions. In Pennsylvania, it still wants to hire more than 970 workers for full- and part-time work. Those interested can walk into any one of the chain’s locations throughout the region to apply in person.

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