In learning about the plight of the United States Postal Service workers and their plan to rally nationwide with the hope to save their jobs, Blue Steel Records duo Burns & Poe was moved to lend its voice in support.
The postal service is currently contemplating the close of thousands of post offices, which would leave more than 100,000 workers without jobs. Tuesday (9/27) postal workers across the country rallied at various locations to send a message that cutting jobs isn’t the answer to solving the budget crisis. A group of postal workers gathered on Church Street in Nashville were surprised when Keith Burns showed up to support their efforts.
Burns & Poe’s current single, “I Need A Job,” comes at a crucial time for many. Wanting to offer more than words of encouragement, the duo launched the “I Need A Job” Contest. Contestants are given the creative license to create a lyric video for “I Need A Job” using photos, graphics or video footage. Each video can be posted to any public webpage or social site, such as YouTube or Facebook. The creator of the video that tallies the most views will win a job as a temporary intern and member of the Burns & Poe Team.
Employment will be for a one-week period (Monday through Friday). The chosen intern will divide his or her time and responsibilities between the booking agency, the label, the road crew, and the publicity and management company. The intern will receive compensation in the amount of $500 for their time and service. The start-date will be mutually decided upon by the winning contestant and an official member of the Burns & Poe Team. One winner will be selected (based on posts/hits) and announced on the Burns & Poe web page on Friday, October 28, 2011.
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