While Happy Valley is known to be a visitor destination, especially for Penn State alumni who love coming back to enjoy their favorite college town, its growing tech sector also makes it an ideal place for top talent looking for career opportunities and quality of life.

“It’s not hard to recruit here,” says Phil Armstrong, lead at the Morgan Advanced Materials Carbon Science Centre of Excellence. “People want to raise their families here, buy houses here. The region is a big attractor.”

“Big attractor” might be an understatement. The area has long been a darling of ‘best of’ lists — it ranks high for being one of the least stressful cities in the US; a best place to raise a family; and a best place to live and launch. 

In other words, it’s a place where having a good job in an Industry 4.0 company and a work-life balance is more than a goal … it can be a reality, and an especially appealing one for Penn State alumni looking to make a long-term home near their alma mater.

In other words, it’s a place where having a good job in an Industry 4.0 company and a work-life balance is more than a goal … it can be a reality, and an especially appealing one for Penn State alumni looking to make a long-term home near their alma mater. From Penn State sports to big-name concerts and performing arts events, Happy Valley is the perfect place for Penn State grads to put down roots. 

“Our staff can go fishing on Monday, disc golf on Tuesday, biking on Wednesday, rock climbing on Thursday and hiking on Friday,” says EnergyCAP founder Steve Heinz said about his company’s new office in Boalsburg. He went on to say that livability was only one part of why their employees love to come to work. “We believe in creating jobs with great employment conditions and great purpose. We believe in creating something that will leave this world a better place.” 

Do you want a workplace that prioritizes employees, offers world class Industry 4.0 opportunities, and leaves plenty of time for Happy Valley’s famous outdoors, world class restaurants, sports and fun? If the answer is yes, we can help with the next step. 

Job seekers: We can help you find a job you love in a place to call home

Whether you are a Penn State grad who is anxious to come back to your favorite place, or you are trying to find a job in your field along with an ideal place to live, you’ve come to the right place. Find Industry 4.0 job listings for businesses in Happy Valley here. 

Businesses: Add the right talent to your company. 

Happy Valley businesses agree — industry success comes down to having and keeping the right people in your business. Find the innovators and problem solvers who will take your business to the next level with our job matchmaking. Register for a free account and you can add and update your job listings, making sure your employment opportunities get seen by the talent who would be the perfect fit for your goals. Get started here.

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