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May 2016

Updated military occupations included in O*NET websites

The Military Occupational Classification (MOC) crosswalk has been updated by the Department of Defense (April 2016) and incorporated into O*NET OnLine and My Next Move for Veterans. Over 11,000 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, Marine Corps COOL external site, and Air Force 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 2016

New BLS wage information in O*NET websites

The Bureau of Labor Statistics external site (BLS) has released wage estimates for 2015. 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.

My Next Move's state maps also feature updated data, showing which states have above average work opportunities for a given career. Click on "Check out my state" from career reports in My Next Move, Mi Próximo Paso, and My Next Move for Veterans.

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April 2016

“Hot Technologies” added to the O*NET System

A “Hot Technology” is a technology requirement frequently included in employer job postings. Their identification helps customers learn which software skills are in demand within the current U.S. economy. Hot Technologies are distinguished by a fire icon. This new feature is incorporated within the O*NET Websites and will be available via the O*NET Web Services in the near future. Check out this valuable addition now, visit: O*NET OnLine, My Next Move, Mi Próximo Paso, and My Next Move for Veterans.

This also serves as an announcement of the 20.3 O*NET database release. This latest version of the database includes updates from the Tools and Technology (T2) and Alternate Titles projects:

  • 626 new technology examples related to 144 occupations were added from employer job postings and other sources.
  • 30 new alternate titles related to 5 occupations were added from customer and professional association input.

The new data is incorporated within the O*NET websites. Download the database from our Developer's Corner. Developers can also access the latest data from O*NET Web Services.

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February 2016

O*NET Database and websites updated

With the 20.2 release, the O*NET database includes updates from the Tools and Technology (T2) and Alternate Titles projects:

  • 857 new alternate titles related to 266 occupations were added from employer job postings and other sources.
  • 1,015 new technology examples related to 414 occupations were added from employer job postings and other sources.

Two options are available for downloading data:

  1. All Files enables customers to download all available O*NET information with one click, and
  2. Individual Files enables customers to focus on and download a particular type of O*NET information or download any of the single files updated with this new release.

All database files are available in a variety of useful formats. They can be downloaded as tab-delimited text, Microsoft Excel and SQL files for MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, or Oracle formats.

The new data is incorporated within My Next Move, Mi Próximo Paso, My Next Move for Veterans, and O*NET OnLine.

Learn more or download the database from our Developer's Corner. Developers can also access the latest data from O*NET Web Services.

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January 2016

New BLS projections and industry info in O*NET Websites

The Bureau of Labor Statistics external site (BLS) has released new employment projections for 2014 - 2024, along with updated industry employment data. This information is now included within O*NET OnLine, My Next Move, Mi Próximo Paso, and My Next Move for Veterans. Importantly, this allows for the update of the Bright Outlook feature included within the O*NET sites, which helps clients target careers where new job opportunities are likely in the future. In addition, the "Browse by Industry" searches within the O*NET sites are updated to reflect more current employment patterns.

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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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