Your information on Mellon is wrong. Mellon sold it's retail banking business. They are still the 3rd largest employer behind PNC and I forget who else.
I also seriously doubt that PNC will be relocating most of their jobs soon, since they just built the First St. Building and their most recent announcementabout a new Skyscraper with investment offices and the like.
I know my hospital there is the largest employer.
PittsburghÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s economy is now driven primarily by healthcare, technology, education, & finance. The largest employer in the region is UPMC ( University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) with approximately 27,000 employees. West Penn Allegheny Health System & the University of Pittsburgh each employ another approx 10,000.
PNC Financial Services Group & Mellon Financial follow, each with close to 7,000 employees.
But, Mellon *is* subbing out a lot of jobs, so Sabres fan has it somewhat right too. And how far will that go? Including my own family, I personally know of 38 other families who've had to leave just in the last year alone 'cuz their jobs dried up.
There's lots of rumors on the wind outside the city. So either those outside of Pittsburgh aren't getting the *real story* or we are & you guys aren't. Did you ever think about that?