Understanding occupational information—for instance, knowing the common skills, knowledge and abilities related to specific occupations—can help you identify the types of workers you need to hire.
Find details for any of more than 600 occupations at CareerOneStop’s Toolkit. Details include:
- State and national average wages
- State and national employment projections
- Common skills, knowledge, and abilities
- Common work tasks and activities
- Commonly used tools and technology
- Typical education and training
- Related occupations
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Information Network (O*NET) is another great source of occupation information. 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.
For help with occupation information or other workforce issues, contact your local American Job Center to connect with a Business Services Representative.