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Wednesday, September 21
9:30 am - 10:45 am

Concurrent Breakout Session: States Leading the Way - Innovation Using NLx Data

Regent Room - 3rd Level


Tracks: Administrators | Employment and Training | Technology | Workforce and Labor Market Information

States Leading the Way - Innovation Using NLx Data

Improving delivery of data tools for a dynamic workforce requires collaboration among stakeholders committed to innovation while leveraging existing resources. The public workforce system plays a key role in interpreting labor market information (LMI) and providing services to mitigate economic transitions. The recently launched National Labor Exchange (NLx) Research Hub uses another resource that supports the public workforce system -- the NLx -- to make real-time job vacancy information available to researchers and state LMI shops. Through funding provided by the Gates Foundation, three states are piloting a critical set of use cases for the NLx Research Hub: cross-state LMI and LMI-focused products for jobseekers, employers, and policymakers. In this session, LMI experts from Kentucky, Minnesota, and Ohio will give an overview of their data projects and discuss future opportunities for using real-time NLx data.


Carrie Yeats, Vice President, Communications and Operations, NASWA


Byron Archer, Labor Market Information Bureau Chief, Office of Workforce Development, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
Dr. Jessica Cunningham, Executive Director, Kentucky Center for Statistics
Bill McMahon, Project Manager, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
Amanda Rohrer, State Program Administrative Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development