[By Sudarshana Banerjee]
The Summer Jobs+ is a Department of Labor initiative. Still in its beta, the Summer Jobs+ bank lets users look for opportunities that may be available in careers or industries they are interested in. About a month ago, the White Hourse launched a Code Sprint, its first ever, challenging app developers to build job search apps using the opportunities found in the Summer Jobs+ bank
Brian Forde, Advisor to the CTO on Mobile and Data Innovation, highlights six of the apps that were developed as part of the Code Sprint.
Built by Chris Conley from Chicago, IL and the team at worforce.io
Workforce.io was built to bring entry-level workforce players together in their community. They have integrated the Summer Jobs+ opportunities into their website where it will search for the 10 most recently posted jobs available near the user. In addition to searching for a job, workforce.io provides information on how to get a social security card, understand one’s paycheck, and make a budget.
PocketJobs for Android
Built by Jonathan Banks from Dublin, CA
PocketJobs connects directly to the Summer Jobs+ job bank to get the latest summer internship, training, and mentorship opportunities. PocketJobs identifies the most recently released jobs in your area and places them on a map so you can quickly see the location and click to get details.
The Summer Jobs app for Windows Phone 7
Built by Chris Craft from Florence, South Carolina
The summer jobs app for Windows Phone 7 allows you to keep up with new jobs and discover nearby jobs from the Summer Jobs+ job bank. The app updates daily to show you the newest jobs and also includes the ability for social networking with Twitter and Facebook.
Back to Work for the web and Apple iOS
Built by David Gobaud from Palo Alto, CA
Back to Work can be found on the Web and also has an iPhone app to access job opportunities on your phone. Features include a Google map view of the search results.
Trabaja Friends for Facebook
Built by Monica Wilkinson and Magizharasu Thirunavukkarasu from San Francisco, CA
Trabaja Friends is a Facebook app that helps you recommend summer jobs to your friends from the Sumer Jobs + job bank. You can send invitations directly to your friends or post them on their Facebook timeline.
Summer Job Fair
Built by Chris Willard from Brooklyn, NY
Summer Job Fair provides a simple interface to browse through a lot of jobs quickly, places them on a map, and includes special features to make your job search even quicker.
[Image Courtesy: Department of Labor]