TechVibe Radio cuts across Pittsburgh’s tech ecosystem (7/12) exploring immigration, tech-driven housing and two local tech companies partnering up to offer powerful solutions. Ellen Freeman will discuss the importance of foreign-born talent to Pittsburgh’s tech sector and how she helps companies in their pursuit to attract international talent. Pam Tracy from Piatt Sotheby’s will talk…

Locals Downtown will definitely notice some familiar faces when they see We Are Pittsburgh, a large-scale public art installation featuring noteworthy figures from the area. The City of Pittsburgh unveiled We Are Pittsburgh, which transformed the façade of the 625 Stanwix Street parking garage into a visual tribute to famous Pittsburgh-born industrialists, artists, musicians, athletes, and others…

We’re a drinking town with a sports problem,’ jokes my driver. Riding in from the airport, he points across the Allegheny River to the yellow-and-gunmetal home of the Steelers American football team. We pass another stadium, this time baseball (the Pirates). Each arena opens up dramatically to views of the gleaming high-rise towers we’re navigating…

Why Hasn’t Your Case Been Decided Yet? Nationwide, you and millions of families, businesses, and people applying for humanitarian relief are waiting longer for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to process and approve your applications and petitions. Five years ago, an average case was taking about five months to process. By Fiscal Year (FY)…

Ellen Freeman, a leading business immigration attorney and former partner at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP, has a mission for her new Pittsburgh-based solo immigration practice: restore dignity to the immigration process. Freeman, who opened the Ellen Freeman Immigration Law Group PLLC this month, told Law360 that her own background coming to the U.S. decades…

Ellen Freeman departs Porter Wright to launch her own firm The fast-growing Pittsburgh office of a Columbus, Ohio-based law firm has a new leader. Timothy Gallagher is now partner-in-charge at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP’s downtown office. The firm entered Pittsburgh in summer 2017 and has 13 lawyers here. Gallagher succeeds Ellen Freeman, who has left…

Hiring international talent is a critical piece of the company culture at Duolingo, the $700 million language learning app company founded by two immigrants. In fact, most Pittsburgh technology companies agree that attracting and retaining talent from outside the U.S. is a vital part of the city’s progress. Yet, Christine Raetsch, head of people at…

At the self-driving firm Argo AI, at least 10 percent of the staff work under visas or hold a green card. The workforce at Downtown’s SDLC Partners, an information technology consultant, is made up of about 28 percent foreign nationals. According to Katherine Huber, vice president of human resources, that figure makes the company Pittsburgh’s largest sponsor…

It looks like the pastry chef of Pittsburgh’s first macaron shop won’t have to move back to France. The co-owner of Squirrel Hill’s Gaby et Jules has been approved for a green card, the beginning of a more than five-year process to becoming a U.S. citizen. For French native David Piquard, 44, of Murrysville, Thursday…

STEPH CHAMBERS / PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE Hand-pulling noodles is a coveted culinary craft that takes years to learn and even longer to master. The chefs are part athlete, part artist, and restaurants like Everyday Noodles in Squirrel Hill need immigrants to make their business model work. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette food writer and restaurant critic Melissa McCart found that Trump administration restrictions to…