Vice President Gore
Announces Workers.gov Website with 1,000 Links to Government Services
July 10, 2000
Washington, DC - Vice President Al Gore today announced a new website
that gives American workers and their families a new Internet gateway
to government information and services. The new
website, connects the public with more than 1,000 federal, state
and local government resources.
"This is an
exciting time for workers and their families - a time of unprecedented
prosperity and new hope for the future," Vice President Gore said.
"We are working hard to bring consolidated customer service to citizens
through the Internet and provide the information workers want to
have in the new digital economy. Workers.gov is a unique gateway
into a universe of resources, putting government at the fingertips
of American workers."
anyone can search a variety of Internet job listings, acquire new
skills through distance learning, scan websites for the latest medical
information, find services for families in need, plan for retirement,
or explore resources available for people with disabilities. Families
can also plan their annual vacations, obtain advice on managing
and investing their income or look for volunteer opportunities.
From filing a safety complaint to finding school lunch programs
or health insurance for children, workers.gov gives American workers
and their families access to the information they need.
another triumph in the movement towards a completely interactive
government," Secretary of Labor Alexis M. Herman said. "This new
website will make government services more accessible and help American
workers get the skills and make the connections they need to succeed
in the 21st Century economy."
is divided into nine user-friendly categories: jobs, learning, family
and health, housing and transportation, rights and protections,
disabilities resources, money management, citizenship, and recreation
and travel. A cross-government team led by Vice President Gore's
National Partnership for Reinventing
Government (NPR) and the U.S. Department
of Labor designed the site.
Gore's National Partnership for Reinventing Government is an interagency
task force created in 1993 to find ways to make government work
better, cost less and get results Americans care about.
is the next step in the Vice President's commitment to custom tailor
government to citizens' specific needs. NPR has pioneered this concept
through the development of websites like Access
America for Students, Access
America for Seniors, Access
America for Business, Tradenet,
and Access America E-Gov
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Contact: James E. Kennedy, (202) 456-7035