Labor gives cash awards for job help apps

By Jolie Lee
Federal News Radio

The Labor Department gave $68,000 in prizes for applications to help connect unemployed people with job positions.

Labor launched the app contest through

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.

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“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.”


See full list of winners.