One of the winning apps — Where are the jobs at? — used occupational employment statistics to compare salaries for occupations by location. Eat Shop Sleep was another winning app that gives health and labor reviews of restaurants and hotels.
“These contests tapped into the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit that has been the hallmark of America’s economy for generations, ” said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis in a statement. “I am so pleased that the Department of Labor’s small investment was able to spur the creation of such user-friendly applications and to help better inform Americans.”