Huffpost Impact

Department Of Labor Launches New Website To Help Unemployed Americans

Posted: Updated:

For most Americans, Labor Day is a welcome holiday off work. Yet for others, it is just another day without work, following months without a steady source of income.

Almost 10 percent of Americans are facing unemployment, unable to support themselves and their families.

In response to the ongoing unemployment crisis, the U.S. Department of Labor is commemorating Labor Day 2010 by launching a new website to help out-of-work Americans find new opportunities.

Entitled My Skills My Future, the website provides tools for potential workers to search for jobs by entering in their previous work experience. An instructional video featured on the My Skills My Future homepage explains how to use the database to search for employment opportunities and local job training seminars.

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis also released a video to give a "state of the American worker report."

WATCH:

For more, visit our new Third World America section.