The PROWL Job Index, formerly known as the Pittsburgh Job Index, has been in operation since 1997. Data Blueprints engineered the Pittsburgh Job Index and sold the application to the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance in 2001.

In the 9 years that the PJI has been in operation, it has been mentioned in the media, and those occurances (that we know of) are listed below.  The PJI was retired by the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance in 2007.

Pittsburgh Magazine

Names the Pittsburgh Job Index “One of the 10 Most Useful Pittsburgh Websites”
July 2004

In an article (“Hang 10, Web Surfers”) by David Radin in Pittsburgh Magazine’s July 2004 issue the Pittsburgh Job Index was named as one of the Ten Most Useful Pittsburgh Websites.

Showcases Pittsburgh Job Index
May 26, 1997 & March 17, 1998

Mike Clark from WTAE TV showcased the Pittsburgh Job Index website during the morning newcast on Monday, May 26, 1997 and then again on March 17, 1998. These reports demonstrated how to use the PJI and discussed the primary features of the website. The report ran twice during the newscast. By the end of the day, 408 job searches had been conducted ... the second highest visitation rate at that time for any one day ... second only to the day that Bill Flanagan's article about the PJI was published. On that day, 496 job searches had been conducted.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“Personal Finance Tip: Local Job Index”, by Bill Flanagan
May 14, 1997

"We hear a lot these days about our relatively low unemployment rate ... and the hundreds of high-tech jobs that supposedly go begging. If you're still having a hard time finding one of them, check out The Pittsburgh Job Index on the World Wide Web. Launched April 14 with about 2.500 listings, the site features jobs culled from employer Web sites, newsgroups and online classified ads. The index is searchable, and the sponsor promises it's kept up-to-date. You can find it at You can also find local job listings through the Pittsburgh High Tech Council at and the Job and Career Education Center at the Carnegie Library"