PALM HARBOR, FL - On February 2, 2010, the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) announced the results of its Tools for America’s Job Seekers Challenge. Recommendations from more than 16,000 people were tallied, and the top-rated sites in each of six categories – general job boards, niche tools, career tools, career-exploration tools, social media, and ‘other’ tools – were announced by the USDOL. More than 600 online job and career tools were reviewed in the Challenge. A total of 67 sites were recognized as top rated in the six categories. Three sites developed by Geographic Solutions were among the top rated in their respective categories. Geographic Solutions’ website, America’s Virtual OneStop (www.AmericasVOS.com), was one of the top rated sites in the general category. Two of our client sites, Employ Florida (www.EmployFlorida.com) and Illinois WorkNet (www.IllinoisWorkNet.com/vos_portal), were both recognized as top job search sites in the niche/state & local category. “It’s rewarding that the hard work and commitment of our employees has resulted in job search tools that are recognized by the public as helpful tools during a time when they are really needed,” states Deane Toler, Marketing Manager for Geographic Solutions. “The voting for state and local job searches like the Employ Florida Marketplace was very encouraging. As impressive was the voting for America’s Virtual OneStop which is a brand new national labor exchange system that incorporates job search and timely local labor market information in one website.” Geographic Solutions’ strives to provide the best solutions for workforce organizations and is proud to be recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor. For more information on the USDOL Tools for America’s Job Seekers Challenge, visit www.careeronestop.org/jobseekertools. Geographic Solutions is a privately-owned company with corporate offices located in Palm Harbor, Florida. For over 17 years the company has specialized in providing innovative employment and training solutions to state and local workforce development agencies. Virtual OneStop® is the leading operating system in the workforce development industry. The system is utilized by fifteen states and nearly 20 local regions throughout the country.