JobScout Launches iOS App, Powerful Data System, Announces Forthcoming Spanish Language Platform

JobScout, the web and mobile application designed to get users back to work by providing essential job seeking tools, announces the release of an iOS application. Aiming to combat unemployment through digital literacy, JobScout will demo and celebrate the product launch at an event hosted by the San Francisco Public Library. Through the mobile app, JobScout hopes to bring the power of their platform into the hands of those who may not have easy access to a computer.

San Francisco, CA, January 25, 2013 --( On January 29, JobScout (, the web and mobile application designed to get users back to work by providing essential job seeking tools, is kicking off 2013 with the launch of a variety of new product offerings.

The launch, hosted by the San Francisco Public Library, will include a demo of JobScout’s iOS application and its customer analytics system, COMPASS. Plans to launch the platform in Spanish will also be announced.

Who: The JobScout team, speakers and representatives from the California State Library, California Technology Agency, San Francisco Public Library and more.

What: Celebrate the release of JobScout’s new iOS app and COMPASS, JobScout’s customer analytics system. Demos of the application and on-site “How To’s” for using the platform will be provided to members of the public.

Where: San Francisco Public Library, Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room, Main Library, Lower Level

When: January 29, 2013, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

With our current economy, it is can be tough to find a job. While people used to be able to check the classifieds or pick up an application at a local employer, these days most of the job search and application process has moved online. For many people, this is a problem because they do not know how to use the Internet. While this may seem unbelievable, that number is 60 million people in the United States alone.

JobScout is pretty simple: Users take lessons, earn badges for those lessons and learn how to use simple tools to find work online. If you just want to learn or brush up on your Internet skills or need a hand finding a job, JobScout has over 30 thirty lessons and a collection of tools that will get you on your way. Nine new lessons, covering everything from using TaskRabbit to online employment tests, will be launched on January 29 along with the iOS launch.

JobScout is not just for those new to the Web. There are tools on JobScout aside from the lessons that are just great additions to the job search process online. Their "One Stop Job Shop" lets you search for jobs, save listings, send in resumes with pre-formatted cover letters and track your progress with a job posting by noting your interview dates and times. You can also use JobScout’s fill-in-the-bank resume system, ResumeBuilder, to create your resume. By allowing JobScout users to access all of these features within the mobile app environment, the job application process can really be in the palm of a user’s hand.

JobScout helps to level the playing field for people by taking the guesswork out of finding employment. It is a low-cost, self-guided education solution that is perfect for users who want to make the job search process more effective and useful for institutions who want to provide job search and education resources.

Features of the JobScout iOS app include:

· Lessons on using the Internet for job opportunities;
· Gamified platform where users can earn badges for completed lessons;
· “One Stop Job Shop” lets users search for openings, save listings, apply and track your progress with interview dates and times;
· ResumeBuilder, a fill-in-the-blank resume system;
· One button submission process with pre-formatted cover letters; and
· Out-of-the-box ideas for earning money through micro-entrepreneurship through TaskRabbit, Etsy and other innovative work ideas.

JobScout is a cost-effective, self-guided solution for users who want to make the job search process more effective and efficient. JobScout also offers white-label solutions for institutions that want to provide job search and education resources to their community.
Josh Bradley
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