Metrix Learning participating in US Department of Labor - Tools for America's Job Seekers Challenge

12/30/2009

ALBANY, NY. - METRIX Learning, the ground-breaking online training system that has given new direction and confidence to thousands of displaced workers in NYS and Connecticut, is expanding its effort to bring its offering to WIB offices nationwide by participating in the US Department of Labor's Tools for America's Job Seekers Challenge.

On Friday December 4, 2009, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced the kickoff of the first phase of this program. This Challenge is designed to connect workers with online career resources, and offer businesses and other organizations an opportunity to showcase their best products. The competition occurs in three phases; during phase one (Dec. 3rd to the 18th, 2009) Challenge participants are invited to learn about submitting their online job search sites, job boards, career exploration sites and other tools by visiting http://www.dol.gov/challenge/.

During phase two (Jan. 4th to 15th, 2010), job seekers and workforce professionals are invited to review the tools that have been submitted to the Challenge site (http://dolchallenge.ideascale.com) and provide feedback. Phase three will begin on Jan. 18th, 2010, when the DOL will share the tools receiving the most positive feedback with the public. An alphabetical list of all tools that were submitted during the contest also will be provided.

"With the national unemployment figure remaining at around 10%, WIB offices in every state are in need of proven tools and methods to help customers compete for new work opportunities in this challenging economy," said U.S. Wired for Education CEO, Brian Lee. "In my estimation, US Wired has one of the best online training systems available in the country and we feel that the Challenge is a great vehicle to help us get the word out and provide an effective tool for addressing this critical situation."

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For more information about providing METRIX Learning for your customers, contact Brian Lee by phone or email: 518.462.1780 or Brian.Lee@MetrixLearning.com.