Library Journal - Library JournalEmployment is a continuing concern in a tight job market; with this in mind, the U.S. Department of Labor has once again furnished statistical data on job opportunities in the form of an accurate, useful reference. Intended as a companion to the 1992-93 edition of the popular, nationally recognized Occupational Outlook Hand book , this guide provides assistance to career information from the unique perspective of America's top industries, thus addressing the broader needs of individuals searching for career prospects. Readable four- to five-page descriptions of more than 40 industries comprising 75 percent of all jobs detail the nature of the industry, types of employment available, working conditions, occupations within the industry, training and advancement, opportunities, average earnings and benefits, and outlook. Each industry is alphabetically arranged under various major industry divisions such as: agriculture, mining, and construction; manufacturing, transportation, and communications; wholesale and retail trade; finance and insurance; and services. Highlighted as part of the introduction to each industry are Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes and significant points pertaining to projected growth, opportunities, and earnings. Sources of additional information refer to associations and occupations listed in the Occupational Outlook Handbook. A worthwhile addition to career collections.-- Marilyn Rosenthal, Nassau Community Coll. Lib., Garden City, N.Y.
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