Whip Hoyer, House Democratic Caucuses Announce the Launch of House Democrats’ First Online Resume Bank

For Immediate Release:

November 7, 2012

Contact:

Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), the Blue Dog Coalition, the New Democrat Coalition, and the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) announced jointly today that they have launched a new resume bank at democraticwhip.gov/resumes where members of the public can submit resumes that will be viewable by all new and existing House Democratic offices. For the large freshman class of Democrats that will be joining the 113th Congress, this will be a useful tool as they set up their offices and hire staff members.

"The resume bank launched today will allow House Democrats to improve our hiring process and further strengthen our staff diversity," said House Democratic Whip Hoyer. "It advances our commitment to openness, transparency, and equal opportunity by creating a new way for any citizen to submit a resume that will be shared with all House Democratic offices, including the large incoming freshmen class. We are excited to launch this new, unprecedented process, which we believe will be an invaluable resource to our Members as they prepare for the 113th Congress, and for applicants looking for a job on Capitol Hill."

Members of the public can go online to http://democraticwhip.gov/resumes where they can fill out a form and upload a copy of their resume. That information will then be posted in a searchable, sortable resume bank on DemCom, the official intranet for House Democratic staff. Democratic offices will be able to browse candidates for open positions, and DemCom users will be able to recommend, endorse, or comment on submissions in the resume bank, either in their personal capacity, or on behalf of their office.

Democratic Whip Hoyer's office manages DemCom, which has been in use for four years and is used regularly by over 2,000 House Democratic staffers. DemCom hosts all internal documents within the Democratic Caucus including "Dear Colleague" Member letters, Leadership fact sheets and talking points, organization position papers, and public sentiment from POPVOX.com, all organized by specific legislation.

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