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Dept. of Labor hosts Twitter chat in honor of Labor Day

@HildaSolisDOLThe Department of Labor is turning to Twitter on Thursday, Aug. 30, for a Labor Day-themed discussion about the job market.

In advance of Labor Day 2012, Secretary Hilda L. Solis – who the department is calling “America’s Job Counselor” – will host a live Twitter chat at 2 p.m. EDT on Thursday.

Solis will be Tweeting at @HildaSolisDOL and the chat will use hashtag #LaborDay2012. Reporters or job-seekers can send questions to Solis in advance to @HildaSolisDOL.

The department hopes to use the Twitter chat to reach high school and college students asking questions about entering the workforce, finding job training programs and identifying up-and-coming careers.

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I am digital director at the Reynolds Center for Business Journalism, which I joined in 2009. Before that I was Online Community Manager for azcentral, the online site for The Arizona Republic. Before arriving in Arizona, I worked at Newsday where I was Deputy Business Editor. I was the small business editor at BusinessWeek Online. I teach journalists to use Twitter, Facebook and other social media tools to expand and manage their networks. And I am a cofounder of #wjchat, a weekly Twitter chat about web journalism. You can reach me at Email: Robin.Phillips@BusinessJournalism.org OR RobinJPhillips.com OR @RobinJP

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