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Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

Welcome to the nation′s premier source for career information! The profiles featured here cover hundreds of occupations and describe What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more. Each profile also includes BLS employment projections for the 2010–20 decade.

Browse occupations by: Highest Paying » Fastest Growing (Projected) » Most New Jobs (Projected)

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit.

Most employers with at least 15 employees are covered by EEOC laws (20 employees in age discrimination cases). Most labor unions and employment agencies are also covered.

The laws apply to all types of work situations, including hiring, firing, promotions, harassment, training, wages, and benefits.

US Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration

Find job and career information. Employment and Training Administration (ETA) programs, resources and online tools help workers in all stages of the job and career development. Explore what is available by choosing a topic below.

  • Assess Yourself - Searching for a career that's right for you? An important first step is to assess your skills to help you make the right career choices.
  • Explore Career Options - Looking for a career or interested in changing careers? Find resources and online tools to help you with career decisions.
  • Gain Experience and Credentials - How do you prepare for the career of your dreams? Explore programs and tools to find the training you need.
  • Find a Job - Want to find your next job? Job search takes time, energy and preparation. Use online tools and resources for a successful job hunt.
  • Youth - What are your career plans? Are you finalizing plans or just beginning? There are a variety of resources available specifically for you.
  • Deal with a Job Loss - Dealing with a job loss? Take advantage of resources and programs that provide assistance to help you.
  • Know Your Rights as a Worker - Do you have questions about the laws that protect you as a worker? Find resources with the information you need.