ETA News Release: [09/07/2010]
Contact Name: Lina Garcia or Mike Trupo
Phone Number: (202) 693-4661 or x3414
Release Number: 10-1260-NAT
Career Videos for America's Job Seekers challenge featured on new government-wide website
http://www.challenge.gov to engage members of the public in solving pressing problems
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the addition of the Career Videos for America's Job Seekers to a new federal government-wide site, http://www.challenge.gov. The online platform, announced today by the White House at http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ostp/pressroom, invites the public to help solve our nation's most pressing problems.
"The site announced today is a great example of the president's commitment to encouraging collaboration and participation in government," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "The Labor Department is always looking for new opportunities to engage the public in our work, and we are excited to have the career video challenge featured on this new site."
The Career Videos for America's Job Seekers challenge is designed to engage the public in creating brief videos that show the day-to-day work of 15 growing occupations. The department will use the videos to inform job seekers about opportunities available in these fields. The top video in each category will receive a $1,000 cash prize.
The new "Challenge" site showcases challenges and competitions throughout the federal government. It is the latest milestone in the administration's commitment to use prizes and challenges to spur innovation. Public input and participation are often the best ways to generate solutions. Increasing awareness of good jobs - as is the case with the department's video challenge - is just one example of how the new site will help the government solve problems with public input.
To enter the Career Videos for America's Job Seekers Challenge, visit http://www.dol.gov/videochallenge.