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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Contact: Office of Communications
Tel: 202-606-2402

OPM Announces iPhone and iPad Application for USAJobs.gov

Is First in a Series of Planned Apps for Mobile Platforms

Washington, DC -The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) officially unveiled a USAJOBS® application for both the iPhone® and iPad®. The free app allows for greater mobile access to finding Federal job opportunities. Since debuting late last week, the app received more than 50,000 downloads. OPM sees its application as a first step in making USAJOBS more accessible to the American public, and OPM is currently working on rolling out apps for additional mobile platforms.

"USAJOBS.gov is a hugely successful site that helps people identify employment opportunities with Federal government agencies," said OPM Director John Berry. "These enhancements are helping us make USAJOBS even more accessible to the American public. It is part of our commitment to simplifying the Federal hiring process and providing the public with the tools they need to join the Federal workforce."

With the new app, job seekers using an iPhone will be able to:

· Search over 30,000 Federal job opportunities posted on USAJOBS.

· Refine searches by location, salary, occupation and a host of other filters to find the right job for them.

· Save job opportunities to their USAJOBS account.

· Receive saved search updates.

· Receive status updates to jobs that they have applied to.

· Review video content from OPM.

· The app also will use existing functionality within the phone to enhance searches.

o Turn phone sideways for a landscape view.

o Shake phone to go to a detailed view of the job announcement.

o Bump iPhone with another iPhone to share information.

o Enable the use of the voice over function to provide assistance to individuals with disabilities.

USAJOBS has served as the Federal Government's source for Federal employment and job information since August 4, 2003. On a typical day, USAJOBS logs more than 450,000 visits, establishes over 9,400 new applicant accounts, and hosts 30-40,000 jobs.

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Our mission is to Recruit, Retain and Honor a World-Class Workforce to Serve the American People. OPM supports U.S. agencies with personnel services and policy leadership including staffing tools, guidance on labor-management relations and programs to improve work force performance.


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