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Occupational Information Network Coverage
The Occupational Information Network (O*NET), which replaced the Dictionary of Occupational Titles, is used by public employment service offices to classify and place jobseekers. The O*NET was developed by job analysts. Future information on job duties, knowledge and skills, education and training, and other occupational characteristics will come directly from workers and employers. Information on O*NET is available from O*NET Project, U.S. Department of Labor/ETA, 200 Constitution Ave. NW., Room N-5637, Washington, DC 20210-0001. Telephone (202) 693-3660. Internet: http://www.doleta.gov/programs/onet/
The O*NET reflects the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system. With 822 detailed occupations, the SOC represents the Federal Government’s most recent effort to analyze the occupational structure in the United States and to provide a universal occupational classification system. All Federal agencies that collect occupational data adhere to the SOC. Information on the SOC, including its occupational structure, is available on the Internet: http://www.bls.gov/soc/
Occupational statements in this 2004-05 edition of the Handbook list the O*NET codes that relate to or match the definitions used in the Bureau's Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey—the principal source of occupational employment data in the Handbook.
Last Modified Date: February 27, 2004