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Researching the Labor Market

New Jersey Resources

About.com: http://jobsearch.about.com/od/

Provides New Jersey job listings, help wanted ads, employment classifieds and career resources.

New Jersey Career Assistance Navigator (NJCAN): www.njcan.org  

(NJCAN) is a free Internet-based delivery system for accurate, comprehensive, current, and relevant occupational, post-secondary school and financial aid information. NJCAN contains the latest national, New Jersey and local labor market data and projections.

New Jersey Next Stop: http://njnextstop.org/

Njnextstop.org tells you what skills you will need to be in demand in New Jersey industries, including health care, finance, construction, utilities, manufacturing, tourism, transportation and information technology. Our research focuses on New Jersey industries.

Workforce New Jersey: http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/wnjpin/wnjpin_index.html

Provides links to the following: NJ jobs; specialized job sites; other states' job sites; job sites nationwide; classifies ads and federal government jobs

National Resources

O*NET (Occupational Information Network): http://www.onetonline.org 

This site is the nation's primary source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations.

Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco

For hundreds of different types of jobs, the Occupational Outlook Handbook tells you: the training and education needed, salary info, expected job prospects, what employees do on the job, working conditions, etc. This site also gives you job-search tips, links to information about the job market in each state, and more.

Career Guide to Industries: http://www.bls.gov/oco/cg/cgi_index.htm

Like the Occupational Outlook Handbook, but categorized by industries instead of by specific careers.

Quintessential Careers: http://www.quintcareers.com/

Quintessential Careers, now in its 16th year of operations, is the ultimate career, job, and college site, offering free expert career and job-hunting advice (through articles, tool, tips, and tutorials), as well as links to all the best job sites. Special sections for teens, college students, and all other job-seekers (by industry, geography, and job-seeker type) makes this site a comprehensive resource for all. Now with more than 5,200 pages of career and job-hunting content!

iSeek Careers: http://www.iseek.org/careers/military.html

Thinking about a career in the military? You have plenty of options in the five branches of the U.S. armed services.