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Get to Know the Employees of Pittsburgh: Employee Descriptions

Posted on Dec 19, 2014 | 02:25pm

Get to know the employees featured as the Mayor of Pittsburgh, Bill Peduto, goes undercover.

James: Refuse Worker
James is a hardworking and generous refuse worker. He loves animals and has even rescued them from the garbage. James always has a smile on his face, even though he has struggled with throat cancer. He even selflessly takes care of his mom who suffered from bladder cancer.

Lawrence: Carpenter
As a man who has struggled with his own demons, Lawrence knows how difficult it is to survive in a big city. Since overcoming an addiction he has been working hard to build anything needed by the housing authority. His true passion, however, is ministry. He’s ordained and licensed and dreams of one day having his own church.

Marty: Forestry Division
Marty is a family man who works to improve the lives of his kids and the citizens of Pittsburgh, though he has had to make sacrifices. Having been attacked while in college, his finances were depleted and could no longer afford to get his degree. He does, however, stay positive; and work hard every day taking care of Pittsburgh’s public parks.

Kelly: Self-Sufficiency Coordinator
Even though Kelly is barely making ends meet, she’s helping so many citizens achieve their dreams of getting jobs and owning homes. She also wants to own a home, but her 2 jobs aren’t enough to achieve this while her son is going to private school. When she became a single mom, she gave up going to law school in order to focus on her son and wishes she could go back.