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July 2015

“Big Data” leveraged to create a new, additional source for O*NET Information—Employer Job Postings

Current Employer Job Postings captured in “real-time” were used to update O*NET’s Tools and Technology (T2) and Lay Title databases.

The Tools and Technology (T2) database provides information on machines, equipment, tools, and software that workers may use for optimal functioning in a high performance workplace. This release updated 150 occupations. Over 63,000 tools and technologies have now been identified across the 973 occupations included in the O*NET-SOC 2010 taxonomy.

The O*NET Lay Titles database contains approximately 45,000 unique titles. This release includes 1,158 new titles related to 480 occupations. Along with Employer Job Postings, titles were gathered from Job Incumbents, Occupational Experts, Government Programs, and Customer & Professional Association input. A variety of private and publicly developed electronic tools, including our O*NET OnLine and My Next Move sites, use the titles to improve their keyword search performance and to enhance their career reports.

Visit our Developer's Corner to download these files or to sign up for O*NET Web Services. Or, explore the new information in O*NET OnLine and My Next Move.

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July 2015

Upcoming O*NET 20.0 Database release

This is an advance notice that the O*NET 20.0 database will be available for download from the O*NET Resource Center on August 11th. Beginning on that date, it will also serve as the production database for our web applications (O*NET OnLine, O*NET Code Connector, My Next Move, My Next Move for Veterans and Mi Próximo Paso).

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May 2015

Updated military occupations included in O*NET websites

The Military Occupational Classification (MOC) crosswalk has been updated by the Department of Defense (April 2015) and incorporated into O*NET OnLine and My Next Move for Veterans. Over 10,000 MOC occupations are linked to related O*NET-SOC occupations. The crosswalk is supplemented with data from the Army COOL external site, Navy COOL external site, and Marine Corps COOL external site projects. Transitioning military personnel can use their military code or title to discover related civilian occupations/careers within O*NET Online's Military Crosswalk Search or My Next Move for Veterans' Military Transition Search.

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April 2015

New dynamic design features now in O*NET OnLine

Improvements to the O*NET OnLine occupation reports:

  • Compact design that enables users to expand individual sections of interest to view greater detail
  • Easy cross-occupational search functionality built in throughout. Choose an individual O*NET item (for example, a task, technology, knowledge, skill, or ability) and see related occupations to explore

Two new Advanced Search features:

  • Related Task Search enables users to build a customized task list to perform a cross occupational search
  • Related DWA Search enables users to build a customized list of work activities to perform a cross-occupational search

Work Activities Outline Custom Report feature:

Learn about the O*NET Work Activities Hierarchy through a dynamic, nested display feature. Customers can easily see the relationship between the Generalized Work Activities, Intermediate Work Activities, Detailed Work Activities, and tasks for an occupation of their choice.

Check out these features now in O*NET OnLine.

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March 2015

New BLS info in O*NET websites

The Bureau of Labor Statistics external site (BLS) has released wage estimates for 2014. The latest wages are now included in career reports within O*NET OnLine, My Next Move, Mi Próximo Paso, and My Next Move for Veterans.

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October 2014

New data in O*NET websites

The 19.0 database is now incorporated within My Next Move, Mi Próximo Paso, My Next Move for Veterans, and O*NET OnLine. Comprehensive data is available for 940 O*NET-SOC occupations. Specifically, the 19.0 database updated 126 O*NET-SOCs.

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