PA Labor & Industry Sec. Hearthway Recognized for Innovative Job Seekers' Initiative

Apr 16, 2013, 12:08 ET from Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry today announced that TechQuest Pennsylvania has selected Labor & Industry Secretary Julia Hearthway as Public Service Innovator of the Year.   

"Governor Corbett is committed to ensuring that there is a job available for every Pennsylvanian who wants one," Hearthway said. "It's an honor to be recognized for our department's work in helping Pennsylvania's job-seekers." 

TechQuest recognized Hearthway and Labor & Industry's role in developing and implementing the innovative JobGateway(SM) program, which provides job-seekers with free online access to thousands of job openings and employers access to qualified job-seekers.

JobGateway(SM) has transformed how job-seekers find family-sustaining jobs and how employers find the skilled candidates that they need.  Job-seekers now have access to nearly 200,000 job openings and can create and upload a resume – making them available to thousands of employers.  Employers can create a job-posting and receive detailed information about job-seekers when they perform a search.

TechQuest, a Harrisburg-based technology trade organization, which promotes initiatives that support technology innovation and investment in Pennsylvania, sponsored the 2013 PA Tech Awards. Now in its 21st year, the awards showcase individuals and businesses that are advancing technology development and deployment across the commonwealth. 

Hearthway was recognized with the TechQuest Public Service Innovator of the Year award that recognizes an individual or organization that has utilized technology to improve the delivery of government services at the federal, state, county or municipal level. She was selected, in part, for her role in the creation and implementation of the JobGateway(SM) program.  

For additional information about the JobGateway(SM) program, please visit For more information about Labor & Industry, visit

Media contact:  Theresa Elliott, 717-787-7530.

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry