U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration America’s Labor Market Information System

America’s Labor Market Information System (ALMIS) is a dynamic system that produces high-quality, standardized labor market information and tools in a variety of media and formats for use by job seekers, employers, and workforce development professionals. This collaborative effort among the States and the Employment and Training Administration is an integral part of the information infrastructure that underpins the nationwide workforce investment system. ALMIS has Federal, State and local components which engage in data collection and analysis, research and development, product development, direct service delivery, technical assistance, and capacity-building.

Its products and services include:

  • career and occupational information available online in the resource room of a local One- Stop Center to help individuals identify potential jobs and occupations
  • customized labor market information from a variety of sources (States, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of the Census, Bureau of Economic Analysis, etc.) to help employers develop strategies for recruiting, hiring, and retaining workers
  • grants to States to help them develop new data-collection techniques so that training dollars can be targeted to high-demand occupations
  • America’s Career Kit, a group of national online tools for individuals and employers O*NET, the replacement for the Dictionary of Occupational Titles, which provides a common occupational language to help workers and employers connect more easily
  • the Labor Market Information Institute, a comprehensive national facility providing high- quality training to labor market information professionals throughout the country
  • agreed-upon standards and content requirements, developed by a State consortium, for a common national data set of labor market information
  • ongoing research and development to produce new consumer tools and ways of remeasuring or predicting labor market forces

You can access America’s Workforce Network at www.doleta.gov, or by calling the Toll-Free Help Line at 1-877-872-5627.

The Internet has opened up a whole new world to individuals seeking jobs or training and employers looking for qualified workers. Several web sites, developed by the Employment and Training Administration in close partnership with the States, offer some of the most comprehensive and easily accessible online employment and training resources.

America’s Job Bank (www.ajb.org) is the world’s largest pool of active job opportunities. America’s Job Bank (AJB) provides around-the-clock access to more than 1.5 million job openings listed by major corporations and small businesses throughout the United States. It is also available on computers in public libraries, colleges and universities, high schools, shopping malls, military bases, community centers, and other public places. AJB also allows job seekers to post their resumes (www.aib.org/seeker) ,for employers to search and review (www.ajb.org/employer). More than 800,000 resumes were posted by mid-2000.

America’s Learning Xchange (www.alx.ora) provides information on career exploration, training, education, testing, assessment, and other career tools. With 300,000 offerings from more than 6,000 providers, America’s Learning Xchange offers varied training options for individuals wanting to enhance their skills and employers seeking to improve their employees’ productivity. Its Tools of the Trade has information for workforce professionals on seminars, training providers, consultants, research, certification information, and other tools

O*NET Online (http://online.onetcenter.org) is a database that describes a wide variety of occupations, their requisite skills, and earnings potential. This is useful for individuals exploring career options as well as businesses developing job descriptions and refining recruitment and training goals.

The following is a list of Department of Labor-supported activities and services that are part of America’s Workforce Network which may be of particular interest to workers, employers, and workforce development professionals. A fact sheet with specific information is available for each of the following areas:

  • Accessing Services via Phone or Internet
  • Adult Employment and Training Services
  • America’s Labor Market Information System
  • America’s Career Kit (Online Resources)
  • America’s Workforce Network
  • Applying for ETA Grants
  • Assistance for Trade-Impacted Workers
  • Basic Information for Employers
  • Basic Information for Workers and Job-Seekers
  • Disability Employment and Training Services
  • Dislocated Worker Program (Services for Laid-Off Workers)
  • Foreign Labor Certification
  • High-Tech Skills Training
  • Job Corps
  • Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers Employment and Training Services
  • Native American Employment and Training Services
  • Older Workers Employment and Training Services
  • One-Stop Employment and Training Services
  • One-Stop Partners
  • Registered Apprenticeship
  • School-to-Work
  • Tax Credit Programs
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Welfare-to-Work
  • Youth Opportunity (YO) Grants
  • Youth Opportunity (YO) Movement

Available online at: http://www.doleta.gov/usworkforce/ or by calling (202) 693-3900. This Web address also provides links to other Federal partners under the Workforce Investment Act and other initiatives that provide additional services to enhance individual and community well-being.

If a state chooses to use the included search application, a number of fields can be searched, including names, SIC, city, state, zip code, phone number and employment size.

Each state, after signing a usage agreement with the vendor, will receive two complete sets of the database on CDs. Maine, as the lead state in the ALMIS Employer Database Consortium, will coordinate the delivery of the database to the states. States may also purchase additional copies of the database directly from the vendor.


Ticket to Work and the Work Incentive Improvement Act of 1999 http://www.ssa.gov/work

Rehabilitation Act amendment – Section 508 http://www.section508.gov

The America’s Service Locator – The Service Locator contains information on service providers that are relevant to employment and training.http://www.servicelocator.org

American with Disability Act – Technical Assistance Program www.cast.org .

National Federation of the Blind (NFB) – The largest organization of the blind in America. Developed the telephone access system for America’s Job Bank, and has produced web accessibility guidelines. http://www.nfb.org

American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) – A leading national resource for people who are blind or visually impaired, the organizations that serve them, and the general public. http://www.afb.org

Gallaudet Research Institute (GRI) – Research projects in many areas involving deafness and deaf people. http://tap.gallaudet.edu/

National Association of the Deaf – Its mission is to safeguard the accessibility and civil rights of deaf and hard-of-hearing Americans.http://www.nad.org/

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf – A nonprofit membership organization established in 1890 to empower hearing impaired people to live independently. http://www.agbell.org/

O*NET OnLine’s (http://online.onetcenter.org) Disability Resource Area links to organizations, agencies, and other sources of information and services for persons with disabilities and the employer community.