The O*NET Program is the nation's primary source of occupational information. Valid data are essential to understanding the rapidly changing nature of work and how it impacts the workforce and U.S. economy. From this information, applications are developed to facilitate the development and maintenance of a skilled workforce.
Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors on almost 1,000 occupations covering the entire U.S. economy. The database, which is available to the public at no cost, is continually updated from input by a broad range of workers in each occupation.
O*NET information is used by millions of individuals every year, including those taking advantage of O*NET Online, My Next Move, and other publicly and privately developed applications. The data have proven vital in helping people find the training and jobs they need, and employers the skilled workers necessary to be competitive in the marketplace.
The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) is developed under the sponsorship of the Employment and Training Administration through a grant to the North Carolina Department of Commerce. Learn more about the O*NET project partners.
A February 5 advisory from the Occupational Network
The 22.2 release of the O*NET database includes the following:
- 158 technology skills and 45 tools related to 83 occupations were updated from employer job postings and other sources. Currently, 178 "hot technologies" are identified.
- 215 alternate titles related to 98 occupations were added from employer job postings and other sources.