Occupation information—for instance, knowing the common knowledge, skills and abilities related to specific occupations—can help you train, develop and retain your workforce.
As the nation's primary source of occupational information, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Information Network (O*NET) is a great place to begin any job skill analysis. O*NET's Toolkit for Business provides:
- Basic information on O*NET and how it can assist businesses with everyday needs.
- A guided tour of O*NET’s online information.
- Two case studies, Writing Job Descriptions and HR Planning, Employee Reskilling and Retention, which provide step-by-step, detailed descriptions demonstrating O*NET's use.
Need help with job skills analysis or other workforce issues? Contact your local American Job Center to connect with a Business Services Represenative or other resources that can help.