The Office of Foreign Labor Certification within the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment & Training Administration has developed policy guidelines that require state workforce agencies to utilize the O*NET database, including O*NET Job
Zones, in determining prevailing wage levels for applications by employers wishing to hire foreign workers. The O*NET database is used to determine the appropriate occupational classification, based on the requirements stated in the employer’s job offer. O*NET Job Zones help with wage determinations by categorizing occupations into levels of experience, education, and training required for the job.
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