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One-Stop Career Centers

U.S. Department of Labor

One-Stop Career Centers provide access to a wide array of services, including the initial assessment of skills and abilities, self-help information relating to career exploration and skill requirements of various occupations, consumer report information on the performance of local education and training providers, and quality labor market information. The above Web site and phone number 1-877-US2-JOBS: 1-877-899-5627 (TTY) can be used to locate a One-Stop Career Center in nearly any community in the U.S.

Career Compass

U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Education

Career Compass helps users explore career options based on interests and values.

Skills Profiler

U.S. Department of Labor

The Skills Profiler contains three tools to help users advance to a better future: the Skills Identifier, Skills Explorer, and Skills Gap Analyzer. These resources are intended to aid users in cataloguing their skills and exploring opportunities that their specific skill set may provide.

O*NET

U.S. Department of Labor

O*Net provides self-directed career exploration and assessment tools to help workers consider and plan career options, preparation, and transitions more effectively. These instruments help individuals identify their work-related interests, values, and abilities; find matches to occupations in their local areas; and focus on career exploration and planning. Users may link to the more than 900 occupations described by the O*NET database. Additionally, two testing and assessment guides (www.onetcenter.org/guides.html) are available to (1) orient individuals to the use of assessment instruments by counseling professionals, and (2) orient employers to the professional and legal standards required with the use of assessments.

In the News

  • With or without BRAC, DoD’s footprint is shrinking

    April 8, 2015 – Federal News Radio, By Jared Serbu In each of the past four years, the Pentagon has proposed a new round of base closures and Congress has rejected every one so far. But with or without lawmakers’ approval, the military’s footprint is shrinking. The Defense Department has hinted...

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  • Not Your Grandfather’s Factories

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  • Improving Public Services: The Secrets of Award-Winning Cities

    April 6, 2015 – Governing, By John M. Kamensky Local governments, their citizens and community interest groups all want better service delivery, and more than ever are looking to technology to make that happen. But technology alone won’t work. What cities that have been recognized for innovations...

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  • Looming Army cuts fill Texas leaders with dread

    April 4, 2015 – San Antonio Express-News, By Sig Christenson Automatic federal spending cuts over the last three years have hurt several Texas cities with large military installations — part of the budget sequester that will reduce the size of the Army by 80,000...

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  • IMCOM leaders set sights on 2025

    April 2, 2015 – Hawai’i Army Weekly (Army News Service) SAN ANTONIO — U.S. Army Installation Management Command top leaders held a conference, here, for garrison commanders and command sergeants major to set a collective course for IMCOM 2025 and Beyond.

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  • Budgets Signal Sequester Cuts Here to Stay

    March 30, 2015 – Defense News, By John T. Bennett WASHINGTON — What to do about sequestration is one issue House and Senate negotiators can skip as they craft a compromise 2016 federal budget blueprint. That’s because spending resolutions approved last week by the House and Senate both leave the...

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