Federal and state governments have created electronic tools (usually called E-Tools) that consolidate occupational data and/or online job ads. Job seekers and program staff who assist them can sometimes save considerable time by using multi-purpose E-Tools rather than the primary sources.

The U.S. Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has compiled a guide called, “Workforce Data, Job Openings and Other Information Available from Selected Multi-Purpose E-Tools,” which outlines what information is available from each source. This resource describes which E-Tool includes current job openings, employment projections, wage info, employment and unemployment data, education and training prerequisites, and much more.