- 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.
- March 2013 Spanish language translations now available
The recently released Mi Próximo Paso website enables Spanish speaking career explorers and job seekers to search and learn about more than 900 different occupations. Spanish language translations of the O*NET-SOC taxonomy and Lay Titles used in this site are now available. Download these files from our Developer's Corner.
- February 2013 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 47,000 tools and technologies have now been identified for 670 occupations, including all 200+ O*NET Green occupations and over 80% of the Bright Outlook occupations.
The O*NET Project welcomes feedback on the T2 database. T2 information for 235 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.
- February 2013 Introducing Mi Próximo Paso, a Spanish-language version of My Next Move
Mi Próximo Paso enables Spanish speaking career explorers and job seekers to search over 900 different careers and see important information including skills, tasks, technologies, salaries, and employment outlook. Find careers through a keyword search; by browsing industries; or through the web-based O*NET Interest Profiler Short Form, a tool that offers career suggestions based on a person's interests and level of work experience. Mi Próximo Paso also allows users to take advantage of other available Spanish content through seamless links to related certifications, training programs, apprenticeship opportunities, and current job openings.
Mi Próximo Paso is developed and maintained by the National Center for O*NET Development through a cooperative grant agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor.
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- January 2013 New O*NET Related Occupations Matrix
The Related Occupations database has been completely updated, with a new methodology that uses recent occupations and collected data. The database includes two sets of related occupations: to help "Career Changers" transfer their experience, and to help "Career Starters" with career exploration. Read the development report, or download the database. The new related occupations are now in use at O*NET OnLine, My Next Move, and My Next Move for Veterans.
- December 2012 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.
- December 2012 O*NET Ability Profiler Scoring Program software and User Guides updated
The Occupational Ability Profiles (OAPs) in the O*NET Ability Profiler Scoring Program (APSP) software have been updated to reflect data from the new O*NET 17.0 database. Download this software, along with the Ability Profiler User's Guide and the APSP User's Guide, from our Products section.
- October 2012 Lay Titles database updated
The O*NET Lay Titles database now contains over 44,000 distinct titles. Using information gathered from the O*NET Data Collection and additional research efforts, this update adds over 2,600 new titles. A variety of private and publicly developed electronic tools, including the Department of Labor's O*NET OnLine, My Next Move, and CareerOneStop, use the job and occupation titles to improve their keyword search performance. Download this file from our Developer's Corner.
- September 2012 New data in O*NET websites
The 17.0 database is now incorporated within My Next Move, My Next Move for Veterans, and O*NET OnLine. Comprehensive data is available for 900 O*NET-SOC occupations. Specifically, the 17.0 database updated 108 O*NET-SOCs. The database also includes new and updated Work Values data for 83 occupations.
- August 2012 Updated military occupations included in O*NET websites
The Military Occupational Classification (MOC) crosswalk has been updated by the Department of Defense (July 2012) 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. 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.
- August 2012 Certification programs added to the My Next Move websites
Improve your work credentials by earning a certification demonstrating your knowledge, experience, and skills related to your career. Each career report in My Next Move and My Next Move for Veterans now has a "Find Certifications" feature. Discover available national certifications that are accredited, industry endorsed, related to military occupational specialties, and more.
- July 2012 O*NET Database updated
With the release of the O*NET 17.0 development database, comprehensive data is now available for 900 O*NET-SOC occupations, including the 108 O*NET-SOCs updated within this release. The database also includes Work Values ratings for all 974 data-level occupations. Find out more about or download this file from our Developer's Corner.
- July 2012 OMB approves three-year extension for data collection
On June 25, 2012, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved a three-year extension of the O*NET Data Collection effort. Read more about the data collection program and the OMB clearance process in our Data Collection section.
- May 2012 Greening References updated
The Greening of the World of Work: O*NET Project's Book of References update has over 100 new green references on the green economy. Ongoing green activities, such as data collection on occupational and worker requirements for green occupations, and updating task lists for green occupations, contributed to this spring's update. Download this document from our Reports and Documents section.
- May 2012 Vets: Take advantage of the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program!
My Next Move for Veterans makes it easy for veterans to discover which careers are eligible for the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP). The VRAP offers up to 12 months of training assistance to unemployed veterans between the ages of 35 and 60. The program is sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Labor. Explore a list of eligible careers now!
- May 2012 State-specific career outlook added to My Next Move websites
Some states have more opportunities for particular careers than others. Each career report within My Next Move and My Next Move for Veterans now has a "Check Out My State" feature. Use the simple map to discover which states have an "above average" or "below average" share of a career within their workforce.
- May 2012 Updated military occupations included in O*NET websites
The Military Occupational Classification (MOC) crosswalk has been updated by the Department of Defense (April 2012) 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. 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.
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