A professional highlight, Jay worked with a group of designers to consolidate several older and denser publications into one easy-to-access resource called “Beyond The Numbers.” The fruit of over a year of hard work, the project gave Jay the chance to stretch his design skills and creatively present information—and the Bureau of Labor Statistics later adopted to showcase permanent sections of its statistics.
What Jay Does
Visual Information Specialist, Bureau Of Labor Statistics
Jay begins his mornings updating the Bureau of Labor Statistics Twitter account and checking the website for any immediate bugs. Outside of browser testing and web design, most of Jay’s day is spent mining huge amounts of raw data and synthesizing it into presentable and engaging materials for the general public—like maps, charts, statistical lists, and interactive tools and features.
“Individual innovation is really encouraged here—everyone is always open to new ideas.”
“I never expected I’d be working at the Bureau of Labor Statistics because economics was never my strong suit, but you don’t have to be an economist to work here. There are all kinds of people—IT, web designers, editors.”