October 6, 2006, Newsletter Issue #66: Federal Resources

Tip of the Week

The Bureau of Labor Statistics, a division of the U.S. Department of Labor, has a Web site that is a valuable tool for job seekers. Found at http://www.bls.gov/, this Web site contains information about national, state and local employment projections, job openings, wages and benefits, and health and safety issues to name just a few. This is also an excellent tool to assist people with career changes information as entire industries can be researched quickly. Macro and micro searches can be conducted - the job seeker can look at national statistics for a career, narrow that to search jobs in Texas, and then narrow even further to do a Houston, Texas job search. This Web site also has a link to the online version of the Occupational Outlook Handbook, is a nationally recognized source of career information, put out every two years by the U.S. Department of Labor.

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