A Database for a Changing Economy: Review of the Occupational Information Network (O*NET)
National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Committee on National Statistics, Panel to Review the Occupational Information Network (O*NET)
National Academies Press, May 11, 2010 - Mathematics - 231 pages
Information about the characteristics of jobs and the individuals who fill them is valuable for career guidance, reemployment counseling, workforce development, human resource management, and other purposes. To meet these needs, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) in 1998 launched the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), which consists of a content model--a framework for organizing occupational data--and an electronic database. The O*NET content model includes hundreds of descriptors of work and workers organized into domains, such as skills, knowledge, and work activities. Data are collected using a classification system that organizes job titles into 1,102 occupations.