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ETA News Release: [02/04/2010]
Contact Name: Mike Trupo or Lina Garcia
Phone Number: (202) 693-3414 or x4661
Release Number: 10-0146-NAT

US Department of Labor announces results of 'Tools for America’s Job Seekers Challenge'

Voting tallied, public's favorite online tools posted

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the results of its Tools for America's Job Seekers Challenge. Recommendations have been tallied, and the top-rated sites in each of six categories — general job boards, niche tools, career tools, career exploration tools, Web 2.0 and "other" — are now available at http://www.careeronestop.org/jobseekertools.

"My thanks go out to the businesses and organizations that submitted their tools for evaluation, and to the members of the public who offered their input," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "We called on the public to let us know what they want out of online job tools, and they have responded in great numbers. In the process, we also created a great resource for job seekers."

During a two-week period in January, more than 16,000 members of the public registered to vote for tools and leave comments. All participating tools are now posted on the Web site so that job seekers can continue to access job openings and career information.

Today's posting is the culmination of an eight-week effort to offer members of the public an opportunity to weigh in on their favorite career sites and to provide the sites themselves with a chance to raise awareness about the tools they offer. Government agencies, private companies, nonprofit organizations and many other entities came together to make the project a success. The full list of all sites that entered the challenge can be accessed through http://www.dol.gov/challenge.

The Labor Department's national network of nearly 3,000 One-Stop Career Centers played a critical role in connecting job seekers with the challenge and will continue to refer clients to its site. More than 2.5 million individuals seek out employment services annually through the One-Stop system.

For more information on the range of Department of Labor employment and training services, visit http://www.doleta.gov.

Editor's Note: An alphabetical list of the most-recommended general job boards follows this press release. Results for all other categories are available through http://www.careeronestop.org/jobseekertools.



Top Publicly Recommended Job Boards

General Job Boards

Tool Link

America's Virtual OneStop

http://www.americasvos.com

CareerBuilder.com

http://www.careerbuilder.com

Careerstallion.com

http://www.careerstallion.com

Indeed.com

http://www.indeed.com

JobSearchUsa.org

http://www.jobsearchusa.org

Linkup.com

http://www.linkup.com

Monster Newspaper Partnerships

http://media.monster.com/a/i/infomons/pdf/NPP_PartnerList_2009.pdf

Monster.com

http://www.monster.com

Simplyhired.com

http://www.simplyhired.com

USAjobs.gov

http://www.usajobs.gov