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Career Resources and Labor Market Information


Access Washington Homepage: http://access.wa.gov/. The official state government website. 
It provides information for jobseekers and employers. These include working in and starting a business in Washington, college and university information, unemployment insurance information and outlining services for individuals with disabilities.  

Career Bridge: http://www.careerbridge.wa.gov/. Research education and training providers you need to get the job you want!  Career Bridge is a one-stop, searchable database of education and training programs throughout Washington state. It's also the new home of the state's Eligible Training Provider (ETP) list. Students, career counselors, job seekers and others use Career Bridge.

Career Opportunities Onlinehttp://www.careeropportunitiesonline.com/. "Bringing together minority college graduates with employers offering career opportunities". This site is recognized as an excellent source of employment information targeted exclusively to all minority college graduates, graduate students and alumni.

College Board: http://www.collegeboard.com/.  The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. 

National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE):  http://www.naceweb.org  
NACE forecasts trends in the job market, tracks legal issues in employer, the job search, and hiring practices and provides college/employer professionals with benchmarks for their work.

Occupational Outlook Handbook Online:  http://www.bls.gov/oco/  The OOH is the most widely respected and used career reference available. It features well-written, interesting descriptions for nearly 270 major jobs in the U.S. and summary information on additional jobs.

Haselwood Library:  http://libguides.olympic.edu/haselwood You can find a wide resource of research materials such as books, articles and periodicals covering various subjects such as careers, employment, employer information, etc.  For more information, go to the above website.

Job Web:  http://www.jobweb.com JobWeb is a web site with career development and job-search advice and information for college students and new college graduates.  It is owned and sponsored by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

U. S. Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS):  http://www.bls.gov/oco/  
It is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.  

Washington Occupational Information System (WOIS):
  http://www.wois.org/ 
Students can perform a wide range of functions, including researching majors, careers and job outlooks and conducting on-line self assessment tests. 

Washington Labor Market Information:  http://www.workforceexplorer.com/  Provides Washington Labor Market Information. Find tools for career decision-making, the economy, and understanding the future world-of-work.  Manage and save your own content, labor market information, job searches, and articles.

WorkSource Washington Homepage:  http://work.wa.gov/  Work Source is a joint venture of organizations dedicated to addressing Washington State's employment needs, including community and technical colleges.  Services for jobseekers include free use of computers, copiers and faxes; internet access to jobs; job referral and placement; information on the fastest growing jobs and wages and access to Unemployment Insurance.