The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) Program, known as O*NET Online, “is the nation's primary source of occupational information. Valid data are essential to understanding the rapidly changing nature of work and how it impacts the workforce and U.S. economy. From this information, applications are developed to facilitate the development and maintenance of a skilled workforce.”
The O*NET Database contains hundreds of standardized, occupation-specific indicators on occupations within the US economy. The National Center for O*NET Development is operated by the North Carolina Department of Commerce under a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. The Center manages projects and contracts and provides technical support and customer service to O*NET users. O*NET Online includes the content model used to describe occupations in standardized ways and a taxonomy of almost a thousand occupations.