NLx Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who is participating in the NLx?
A: All 50 state workforce agencies, plus Puerto Rico, Guam, and the District of Columbia, have signed participation agreements with DirectEmployers Association, which run through 2027. DE provides the technology services and operations for the NLx. All 53 NASWA members receive job feeds from DE and integrate those in their job banks per their individual policies and procedures.
Q: Where are the NLx jobs distributed?
A: In addition to feeding more job content to 53 state workforce agency job banks, the NLx provides job opening content to several federal and non-profit job banks, including CareerOneStop , My Next Move , My Next Move for Veterans , My Skills My Future , Virtual Career Network Healthcare , veterans.gov and vets.gov. Currently, the NLx distributes over 2.1 million jobs each day to its diversified network of sites ranging from state job banks, government portals, and the .JOBS network. Since 2007, the NLx has provided over 75 million unique job openings from approximately 300,000 employers.
Q: Where are the NLx jobs distributed?
A: Employers - The NLx amplifies employers' online recruiting by driving increased job seeker traffic to large employers' career websites, or to smaller employers' job openings listed on state job banks.
This no cost service brings job seekers directly to the original job posting, and maintains employers' branding. The NLx also assists federal contractors, focused on recruiting veterans, to quickly and efficiently find qualified candidates.
Jobseekers â€“ The NLx accelerates job seekers' connections to real opportunities from vetted employers, while refreshing job postings daily and ensuring no duplicates. This greatly reduces the fear of scams and frustrations with dead links.
Q: How does the NLx validate employers so I know I'm looking at real jobs at real companies?
A: The NLx collects jobs directly from the original source. This could be from a company's corporate website, the state workforce agency job bank, or from a federal partner's website. The NLx takes validation seriously to ensure only real jobs from verified employers are made available and only goes to original sources for content, thus keeping the content unduplicated. Employers are validated and approved in three ways:
- State Workforce Agency (or American Job Center) staff validate employers before their jobs are entered into a state's job bank. These jobs are automatically fed into the NLx universe of jobs.
- DirectEmployers will validate an employer when a request for indexing is received – and jobs are indexed (pulled or scraped) only from the company's corporate website. A Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) is required when an employer index request is submitted â€“ and is checked for validity.
- Federal jobs from usajobs.gov are validated through the federal government.
A: Yes, the NLx only gets job content from three sources (state job banks, corporate websites and USAjobs.gov) and the feed is refreshed on a daily basis. So, when a job is taken off a corporate website, state job bank, or USAjobs.gov , it will no longer be made available for viewing on the NLx – usually by the next day, depending on when the job was removed from the source site.
Q: How do I know NLx job openings are active and receiving resumes/applications?
A: When a jobseeker selects the "apply" button he/she is taken back to the original source of the job. The NLx is refreshed with new content every 24 hours, leaving very little chance you will be directed to a link that is no longer active. If the job selected was indexed by an employer, the jobseeker would be directed to the employer's corporate site â€“ and would apply according to the employer's application/hiring process.
If a selected job originated on a state job bank, the jobseeker would be directed to the appropriate state job bank, and would be expected to follow both the state's application process and the individual employer's application/hiring process. If a job was selected from a federal partner, the jobseeker would be directed to USAjobs.gov to apply and would be expected to follow the federal government's application process.
Q: What other services are available through this partnership?
A: Through this partnership, states workforce agencies have access to job indexing, .jobs microsites, and the Hilton Honors Military program, at no additional cost.
- Job Indexing - Job indexing is automated software that pulls employment opportunities from corporate career websites and adds them to the National Labor Exchange. Indexing allows states to increase the number and variety of job listings in their state job banks at no cost, with minimal staff intervention.
- .Jobs Microsites - The .jobs microsites are â€œmirror sitesâ€� to the state workforce agencies' job banks, providing an increased presence on search engines such as Google and reaching additional jobseekers. Each state has the option of developing 10 .jobs websites at no cost, which can focus on sectors or pipelines of individuals (veterans, disability, etc.).
- Hilton Honors Military Program - Developed through the NLx partnership, the Hilton Honors Military program is a partnership between NASWA and Hilton Worldwide. Veterans engaged with their state workforce agency can receive points toward hotel stays for related job search activities.