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224 Jobs in Erie, Pa

Situated on its namesake lake, Erie, Pennsylvania is known as America’s ‘Flagship City’. The city has a population of just under 100,000 and a higher-than-average population of veterans. Erie was the home port of Oliver Hazard Perry’s flagship Niagra and is still justifiably proud of its maritime history. Although its shipping and steel industries have declined over the years, Erie has compensated with plastic production and manufacturing. Erie is also the world’s oldest, and largest, area of Concord grape production. The city has a population of just under 100,000 and a higher-than-average population of veterans. There are also plenty of job opportunities in a variety of industries. For more information about living and working in Erie, and some of its biggest employers, please read on.

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You can find many hospitality jobs in Erie, with companies such as Scott Enterprises operating hotels, restaurants, and water parks. Presque Isle Downs and Casino is another major employer in hospitality. You could work at Gannon University, or the DRS of Erie is a disaster response company. The Plastek Group, Modern Industries, and Niagara Plastics Company lead the way in manufacturing. Erie Manufacturing Co designs and produces metal detection equipment. Country Fair operates convenience stores, and there are plenty of jobs in retail.

If you are looking for a short commute, Erie clocks in at just over 17 minutes’ driving time. There are good public transport links, and the cost of living is less than in other areas of Pennsylvania and 25% less than the US average. The Erie Maritime Museum is one of the city’s biggest attractions, but it is far from the only one. Presque Isle State Park was once labeled the ‘Best Lake Beach in the USA’ packed with year-round outdoor activities. There are theme parks and waterpark Splash Lagoon also has a laser tag. The Erie zoo houses more than 400 exotic animals and eleven botanical gardens. You can sail down Erie Lake, or book a cruise on the majestic Victorian Princess boat. The Grape Discovery Center has a juice and wine bar, or visit Fuhrman’s Cider Mill, Bakery, and General Store. You will also find live music, 25 cent beer, gastro pubs, and Broadway shows. There are also year-round shows at the Erie Planetarium and the immersive ExpERIEnce Children’s Museum is a must-visit.

Some of the most significant employers in Erie are insurance firms. Founded in 1925, Erie Indemnity Company employs more than 5,000 employees. Community healthcare is a huge sector in Erie, with organizations such as Millcreek Community Hospital. There are also multiple organizations dedicated to mental health and autism, including Barber National Institute and Lakeshore Community Services. Stairways Behavioral Health and Sarah Reed’s Children’s center also deal with children’s emotional wellbeing. National companies operating in Erie include Tata Consultancy Services, General Electric, Adecco, Kohl’s, Sheetz, and Giant Eagle.