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US Department of Labor announces results of
"Tools for America’s Job Seekers Challenge"
Voting tallied, public’s favorite online tools posted on site

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor announced on Feburary 2, 2010 the results of its Tools for America’s Job Seekers Challenge. Recommendations have been tallied, and the top-rated sites in each of 6 categories – general job boards, niche tools, career tools, career exploration tools, web 2.0 and “other” – are now available at

“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 this Web site so that job seekers can continue to access job openings and career information.

The job tools postings are 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.