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The Governor's Jobs 1st Summit Coming to Pittsburgh

The "titans of industry" will be speaking at a jobs summit taking place next month, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Secretary. Julia Hearthway said the "Governor's Jobs 1st Summit" will be speaking to employers about making sure their workforce is ready to embrace a changing industry landscape. She said it will also feature a discussion between Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett and business magnate T. Boone Pickens.

"Boone and Corbett will be having a conversation about our energy sector, the jobs created by that energy sector, and how to take full advantage of that opportunity."

The summit will feature a range of CEOs and education leaders - from the presidents of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, to the CEOs of Consol and Unysis. 

A complete line up of speakers and workshops can be found at jobs1stsummit.com. Early registration is $375. The summit takes place from August 25-26 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh.

A full length interview with Secretary Hearthway can be heard on Essential Pittsburgh.

Larkin got her start in radio as a newsroom volunteer in 2006. She went on to work for 90.5 as a reporter, Weekend Edition host, and Morning Edition producer. In 2009 she became 90.5's All Things Considered host, and in 2017 she was named Managing Editor. She moderates and facilitates public panels and forums, and has won regional and statewide awards for her reporting, including stories on art, criminal justice, domestic violence, and breaking news. Her work has been featured across Pennsylvania and nationally on NPR.
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