Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Visa Info Mini Fair, April 27 at Pitt.

The Asian Pacific American Law Student Association, the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, and the Pitt Graduate Student Organizing Committee will host a Visa Info Mini Fair on April 27 at the University of Pittsburgh. The session will information on immigrant workers' rights, changing from a student to an H1-B visa, and issues of relevance to the dependents of H1-B visa holders. It runs from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in room 407 of the Cathedral of Learning (map) and is open to the Pitt community.

Kevin Kwan's Crazy Rich Asians at Book Ends Book Club, May 10 at Carnegie Library - West End.

via @KevinKwanBooks

The monthly Book Ends Book Club at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's West End branch will feature Kevin Kwan's Crazy Rich Asians on May 10.
When Rachel agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nick, what she doesn’t know is that he’s the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia. Thrust into a world of splendor, Rachel meets Nick’s formidable mother, who has strong feelings about who her son should and should not marry. Filled with humor and jaw-dropping opulence, Crazy Rich Asians is an insider’s look at the Asian JetSet; a depiction of the clash between Overseas Chinese and Mainland Chinese; and a story about what it means to be young, in love, and crazily rich.

Buddhist Society of Pittsburgh's Vesak 2018, April 28.

The Buddhist Society of Pittsburgh will present Vesak 2018 on April 28.
Hundreds of Buddhists from many traditions, and the public as well, will join in Pittsburgh's 10th Annual Vesak, a worldwide celebration which honors the life of Shakyamuni Buddha, the Enlightened One. Over the past 9 years, our gathering has grown to be a joyous occasion, filled with colorful flowers and the beautiful teachings and practices shared by many traditions in a collective Sangha ceremony.

This year's theme - Walking Peace Together - expresses the commitment shared by our various traditions to be peace, together, grounded in our Buddha Nature, especially in this time of great division in our country. Peace is the Path we walk in mindfulness.

Participants can help bathe the Baby Buddha, offering their prayers for peace within the water, which will later be processed to the Allegheny River. A shared service, held within the Allegheny Unitarian Church, will feature prayers, chants, Dharma teachings and practices from each of the local Buddhist traditions. The program includes a wonderful interactive song and mindfulness practice for children.

A festive procession to the river will follow, as we Walk Peace Together. Light refreshments will also be available for attendees. The entire program is free and open to the public.
The event runs from 3:00 to 5:00 pm, beginning at the Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church on the Northside (map).

PrideStaff hiring for bilingual Chinese-English warehouse position in Pittsburgh.

PrideStaff has a new posting for a bilingual Chinese-English warehouse position in Pittsburgh.
Job Duties:
  • Print shipping orders
  • Pick orders from warehouse
  • Pack orders for shipping
  • Ship packages using computer and appropriate shipper
  • Communicate with customers in China

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Calgon Carbon Corp. hiring Bilingual Japanese-English Senior Administrative Assistant.

Calgon Carbon Corp., headquartered n Moon Township, is hiring a Bilingual Japanese-English Senior Administrative Assistant.
Calgon Carbon Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of granular activated carbon is seeking a skilled and qualified Senior Administrative Assistant who is fluent in Japanese and English.

Position Summary: The senior administrative assistant provides high-level administrative support to company executives by managing appointments, preparing written reports and presentation materials, handling information requests and performing clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, arranging travel, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls and scheduling meetings for executives. The experienced assistant is expected to interact with individuals in the U.S., internationally, and at all levels of the organization. The highest level of confidentiality and discretion is required.

Pittsburgh's 311 response line can now take calls in Chinese, Vietnamese, Burmese, and 13 other languages.

Pittsburgh's 311 response line can now take calls in Chinese, Vietnamese, Burmese, and 12 other languages in addition to English as part of the city's Language Access Plan, according to a press release by the Mayor's office on Monday.
The 311 Response Center is the City of Pittsburgh Non-Emergency call center that allows residents and non-residents to report varying neighborhood problems (potholes, traffic problems, graffiti, litter abandoned buildings and cars, etc.) and to provide city information to residents (City office contact information, hours, upcoming events or meetings, volunteer opportunities, etc.).

This plan is a transformational step to ensuring all Pittsburgh residents have access to the wealth of information and opportunities our city has to offer. With the increase in diversity in our city, being able to assist all residents and to provide access to all resources is a top priority.

Monday, April 23, 2018

7th annual Tomodachi Festival at Carnegie Library in Oakland, April 28.

The Main Branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host the 7th annual Tomodachi Festival on Saturday, April 28.
Tomodachi is a Japanese word meaning “friends.” Help us celebrate the spirit of friendship through activities, art and food that showcase Japan, its people and rich history. Activities will include Kamishibi storytelling, singing and dancing, origami art, kimono try-ons, and Japanese inspired refreshments.

“Tomodachi Festival” adopts the spirit of celebrating children's’ happiness. Its takes a place in the Children's section in the Carnegie-Main in Oakland, and we design the festival joyful for all ages. Especially this year, Kamishibai Guys and Tomodachi Festival Ambassador are brilliant!

"Storytime: Chinese and English" at Carnegie Library in Squirrel Hill, April 28.

The Squirrel Hill branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host its next "Storytime: Chinese and English" on April 28.
Celebrate our city’s diverse culture as we explore new words through songs, action rhymes and stories in both English and Chinese. For children birth – 5 years and their caregivers.
It runs from 11:00 to 11:30 am and is free and open to the public. The Carnegie Library branch in Squirrel Hill is located at 5801 Forbes Ave. (map), accessible by buses 61A, 61B, 61C, 61D, and 74.

Friday, April 20, 2018

The Beauty of Chinese Dance, April 28 at Carson Middle School.

The Pittsburgh Chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans will present The Beauty of Chinese Dance on April 28 at Carson Middle School.
This special performance presented by the OCA Performance Ensemble features classical Chinese dance performances, Martial Arts demonstrations, and Chinese Yoyo by the OCA Performance Ensemble, Friends4dance, Pittsburgh Chinese School, Win-Win Kung Fu Cultural Center, and Tzu Chi Academy. Prices: $5 Students/Seniors; $8 OCA Members; $10 General. Tickets available by mail and at the door. Contact for more information.
The performance runs from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Carson Middle School is part of North Allegheny School District and is located in the North Hills suburb (map).

Thursday, April 19, 2018

HCL Technologies hiring Bilingual Japanese Product Analyst for position onsite at Google.

HCL Technologies is again hiring a Bilingual Japanese Product Analyst for a position working onsite at Google in Larimer. The posting, via
Billingual Japanese Product Identity Analyst is a full-time job through HCL America, Inc. onsite at Google Pittsburgh. This position requires entrepreneurial drive to contribute to the long-term growth of online shopping by performing in-depth research, analyzing product specification data, using highly technical internal tools and processes to manage and enhance a large repository of knowledge about products. It is part of a fast-paced environment, partnering closely with operations and engineering teams.