Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. created a compatibility index (based on O*NET and a proprietary algorithm) to help assess whether or not two or more occupations match up in terms of required knowledge, skills, and abilities. In the article, "Three Scenarios Where Transferable Skills Data Helps Workforce Boards Get People Back to Work", they outline how this data can be valuable in three common scenarios:
When a factory, plant, or other large employer shuts down, creating a high volume of dislocated workers.
When a worker decides to transition into a new career.
When a jobseeker is considering the pursuit of a particular career.
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