Find Your Next Job Today With the Occupational Outlook Handbook!

The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) provides workers' information on job details, work environment, education requirements, necessary training, and information on state and area data. Hundreds of occupations are covered with in-depth detail and can be searched by title, pay range, entry-level education, projected growth rate and more. Find out more information about your next career opportunities with the plethora of data available from over 135+ years of research compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics

A large variety of information is available within the OOH that can help you make informed career choices. You can search their tools that show the unemployment rate by both State and job field. In addition, you can look at employment projections to see which fields are estimated to need a large number of employees in the future. With these current uncertain times, the OOH is launching a new feature that looks at key economic indicators in the time of COVID-19. You can also use this dashboard to see how the prices for goods and services have changed during the last year of the pandemic.      

If you work in the educational field, the OOH is launching new resources that help to educate students on career opportunities. Students can find interactive maps that highlight what careers are projected to be important in different areas of the US and a variety of in-depth interviews can help students learn more about career opportunities that they are interested in. Teachers will also find classroom activities that look into careers, inflation, and productivity.  

Are you interested in other information about career opportunities? You can find a variety of other resources to help with your job search on the Santa Clara County Library District website 24/7. Try LinkedIn Learning to try online self-paced courses for continued learning in technology, business, management, creative skills and more with courses offered in a variety of languages. 

You can access all of this and more online 24/7 with your Santa Clara County Library card. Apply for one today!

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