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March 2014 O*NET Work Activities data and Technical Report now available

Learn about the new updated and enhanced O*NET Detailed Work Activities (DWAs) in the O*NET Work Activities Project Technical Report. The new DWAs were developed using updated work information and are useful for career exploration, skills transferability, resume writing, job descriptions, and other workforce development activities. Take advantage of this great source of occupational data that’s now available for download in the O*NET 18.1 database.

March 2014 New Job Preparation Features in the My Next Move Websites

Careers need different amounts of preparation. Browse careers by Job Prep at the My Next Move, Mi Próximo Paso, and My Next Move for Veterans websites. Customers can choose a level of experience, education, and training when exploring careers or doing a job search. In addition, the job preparation information is included within each career report.

January 2014 New BLS projections and industry info in O*NET Websites

The Bureau of Labor Statistics external site (BLS) has released new employment projections for 2012 - 2022, along with updated industry employment data. This information is now included within O*NET OnLine, My Next Move, Mi Próximo Paso, and My Next Move for Veterans. Importantly, this allows for the update of the Bright Outlook feature included within the O*NET sites, which helps clients target careers where new job opportunities are likely in the future. In addition, the "Browse by Industry" searches within the O*NET sites are updated to reflect more current employment patterns.

January 2014 Updated military occupations included in O*NET websites

The Military Occupational Classification (MOC) crosswalk has been updated by the Department of Defense (November 2013) and incorporated into O*NET OnLine and My Next Move for Veterans. Over 10,000 MOC occupations are linked to related O*NET-SOC occupations. The crosswalk is supplemented with data from the Army COOL external site and Navy COOL external site projects. Transitioning military personnel can use their military code or title to discover related civilian occupations/careers within O*NET Online's Military Crosswalk Search or My Next Move for Veterans' Military Transition Search.

January 2014 Tools and Technology database updated

The tools and technology (T2) file provides information on machines, equipment, tools, and software that workers may use for optimal functioning in a high performance workplace. With this update, over 53,000 tools and technologies have now been identified for 774 occupations, including all 200+ O*NET Green occupations and over 85% of the Bright Outlook occupations.

The O*NET Project welcomes feedback on the T2 database. T2 information for 239 occupations has been enhanced with the help of customer input. After reviewing an occupation's current T2 information, you can submit specific suggestions for adding more examples of tools or technology through our T2 feedback process.

Download this file from our Developer's Corner, or explore the new T2 data in O*NET OnLine.

January 2014 O*NET Web Services developer tools now available

Developers can seamlessly display O*NET information and integrate O*NET Tools within their own website or web-enabled application using O*NET Web Services. Take advantage of the occupation keyword search featured in My Next Move; valuable career report information including tasks, knowledge, skills, abilities, and job outlook information; the military transition search from My Next Move for Veterans; and a full suite of Spanish language services from Mi Próximo Paso. The O*NET Interest Profiler can be integrated using our REST web services API, or embedded in your site with a few lines of HTML. Sign up for O*NET Web Services today!

December 2013 Greening References updated

The Greening of the World of Work: O*NET Project's Book of References update adds additional green references to those compiled from our initial research report on the green economy. Ongoing green activities, such as data collection on occupational and worker requirements for green occupations, and continuous green economy research, contributed to this winter's update. Download this document from our Reports and Documents section.

October 2013 Lay Titles database updated

The O*NET Lay Titles database contains over 44,000 distinct titles. Using information gathered from the O*NET Data Collection and additional research efforts, this update adds over 280 new titles. A variety of private and publicly developed electronic tools, including the Department of Labor's O*NET OnLine and My Next Move, use the titles to improve their keyword search performance and to enhance their career reports. Download this file from our Developer's Corner.

September 2013 New data in O*NET websites

The 18.0 database is now incorporated within My Next Move, Mi Próximo Paso, My Next Move for Veterans, and O*NET OnLine. Comprehensive data is available for 921 O*NET-SOC occupations. Specifically, the 18.0 database updated 105 O*NET-SOCs. The database also includes new and updated Interests data for 83 occupations.

September 2013 Keyword Search, Military Transition Search reports now available

Three reports explain the development and algorithms of occupation keyword searches in O*NET web applications. Developers and researchers can learn about the keyword search in My Next Move and O*NET OnLine, the military transition search in My Next Move for Veterans, and the Spanish keyword search in Mi Próximo Paso. All three papers can be found in our Reports and Documents section.

August 2013 Updated military occupations included in O*NET websites

The Military Occupational Classification (MOC) crosswalk has been updated by the Department of Defense (July 2013) and incorporated into O*NET OnLine and My Next Move for Veterans. Over 10,000 MOC occupations are linked to related O*NET-SOC occupations. The crosswalk is supplemented with data from the Army COOL external site and Navy COOL external site projects. Transitioning military personnel can use their military code or title to discover related civilian occupations/careers within O*NET Online's Military Crosswalk Search or My Next Move for Veterans' Military Transition Search.

July 2013 O*NET Database updated

With the release of the O*NET 18.0 development database, comprehensive data is now available for 921 O*NET-SOC occupations, including the 105 O*NET-SOCs updated within this release. The database now also includes Interests ratings for all 974 data-level occupations. Find out more about or download this file from our Developer's Corner.

April 2013 Job Openings feature added to O*NET OnLine

O*NET OnLine users can now search for job openings on the web from Summary, Details, and Custom report pages. Select your state of choice and find job listings using mySkills myFuture, or access state and national job banks using CareerOneStop. Check out this new feature in O*NET OnLine.

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