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The Hourly Gig gives one act the chance to open for country rock star Brantley Gilbert

Richmond, Va., Aug. 16 2012 – Snagajob, America’s largest hourly employment network for job seekers and employers, announced today a national contest to find the best undiscovered musical talent. The Hourly Gig invites hourly employees and job seekers to submit videos of original songs that highlight their skills for a chance to perform as an opening act at the Brantley Gilbert concert at Innsbrook After Hours at the Snagajob Pavilion in Richmond, Va., on Sept. 19, 2012.

“Some of today’s biggest stars started out in hourly jobs because they offered a flexible schedule that allowed them to pursue other passions like singing or playing in a band,” said Jason Hamilton, vice president of marketing for Snagajob. “The Hourly Gig gives hourly employees and job seekers a forum to share their musical talent and, for the winner, an opportunity to perform at one of Richmond’s largest concert venues. We’re excited to give a member of the hourly worker community a chance to break into the music industry.”

Participants can upload videos featuring original songs, which should not exceed three minutes in length, to YouTube and submit links to those videos at www.snagajob.com/hourlygig. Submissions will be accepted Aug. 16-29, 2012.

Once the submission period has closed, a panel of judges will narrow the submissions to five finalists, and public voting on the finalists will be held Sept. 5 – 12, 2012. Popular vote will determine the winner, who will receive an expenses-paid trip to Richmond, Va., to perform at the Sept. 19, 2012, Innsbrook After Hours concert, held at the Snagajob Pavilion. The concert’s headliner, Gilbert, is a country-rock singer-songwriter who has hit No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart twice, most recently in July 2012 with “You don’t know her like I do.”

The contest is open to U.S. residents, ages 14 and older who are currently working in or searching for an hourly job. Both group and solo acts are eligible.

For more information on The Hourly Gig, details on how to enter and a complete list of the contest rules, visit www.snagajob.com/hourlygig.

About Snagajob: Snagajob, the largest hourly employment network for job seekers and employers, is the only company to provide both sourcing and talent management solutions to the hourly industry. With more than 35 million registered job seekers and the leading hourly-focused talent management system, Snagajob has been serving hourly workers and those who employ them since 2000. Headquartered in Richmond, Va., Snagajob has been named the No. 1 Best Small Company to Work for in America by the Great Place to Work Institute. To find out more, visit www.snagajob.com and www.snagajob.com/employer-solutions.

Courtney Moyer is a content producer at Snagajob. When she’s not creating content for employers, she can be found painting anything that stands still, pretending she’s the next Food Network Star, or spending QT with her husband and Abraham Lincoln – the dog, not the president.