Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: June 25, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963978 | Print ISBN: 9781412909280 | Online ISBN: 9781412963978| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Occupational Information Network
Donald E. Eggerth
The Occupational Information Network (0∗NET) is the United States Department of Labor's online successor to the Dictionary of Occupation Titles (DOT) . The 0∗NET is intended to provide a reference responsive to the rapidly changing world of work. The 0∗NET is an ever-evolving resource due to ongoing data collection efforts intended to expand its information coverage and regular updates to ensure an accurate reflection of the current economy and labor market. Consequently, information available online may differ according to date of access. Unlike the DOT , which focused on very careful descriptions of specific job titles, the 0∗NET organizes information to facilitate identification of commonalities across jobs. The Crosswalk system allows users to reference occupational information ...