The National Labor Exchange Celebrates Its 10 Year Anniversary

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(Washington, D.C.) – NASWA and DirectEmployers Association are celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the National Labor Exchange (NLx), a tool that collects and distributes national job openings found exclusively on corporate career sites, state job banks and federal government job banks. This has established the NLx as a nationally recognized source of vetted and verified jobs.

“The NLx partnership between state workforce agencies and DirectEmployers has brought one-of-a-kind access to high quality and quantities of job openings,” said Scott B. Sanders, Executive Director of NASWA. “This is resulting in stronger connectivity between employers and jobseekers at no cost, and is playing a key role in rebuilding America’s workforce.”

Since the formation of the NLx in 2007, it has been championed as the premier resource for job content, providing over 75 million unique job openings from approximately 300,000 employers of all sizes and industries, and acting as the resource for both state and federal job banks. Currently, the NLx distributes over 2.1 million jobs each day to its network of sites ranging from state job banks and government portals.

“DirectEmployers has always been driven by the entrepreneurial spirit of our founder, Bill Warren, and this dedication to innovation has enabled us to push the boundaries of the HR industry – and continue our development of the NLx with our partners at NASWA,” commented Candee Chambers, DirectEmployers Acting Executive Director. “The NLx is the recognized resource it is today because of the hard work and dedication from our state partners, employers and technology team. I’m proud of the milestones we’ve accomplished in this ever-changing industry. I’m excited to move the NLx forward into new areas of growth to provide resources and tools that cut down the inefficiencies seen in the job market.”

In celebration of this enduring partnership, NASWA and DirectEmployers plan to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the NLx and its accomplishments throughout 2017. Each association will hold special celebratory events at their annual meetings. DirectEmployers’ will be held May 9-11 in Indianapolis, Indiana and NASWA’s will be held Oct. 11-13 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

For more information on the NLx, see NLx FAQs.


About the National Association of State Workforce Agencies ( NASWA is the national organization representing all 50 state workforce agencies, District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. These agencies deliver training, employment, career, business, and wage and hour services, in addition to administering unemployment insurance, veteran reemployment, and labor market information programs. NASWA provides policy expertise, shares promising state practices, and promotes state innovation and leadership in workforce development.