Networking Training with LinkedIn

NASWA's member states now have more tools to provide assistance to their customers and staff! Employers who list their openings on state job banks now have greater access to jobseekers who begin their jobs searches on LinkedIn. State workforce staff will be trained to show Jobseekers how to leverage online career networking to their best advantage. This is made possible due to an agreement launched with LinkedIn early in 2017.


Recognizing online networking is key to amplify jobseekers' chances of finding the right match, this collaboration has two components:

  • State job banks are connected to LinkedIn. This means jobs within the state job banks are accessible to all LinkedIn users - creating a larger network for jobseekers. (This is done using the NLx tool which collects and distributes national and state job openings)
  • Front-line training for NASWA member states to help jobseekers fully leverage online job networking to their advantage. LinkedIn has developed curriculum specifically for state workforce agencies to use in training job seekers how best to use their online platform in seeking work. (Thank you to the states that participated in creating this curriculum: Colorado, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin)

LinkedIn Economic Graph video featuring Exec. Director Scott B. Sanders:

On LinkedIn here
On YouTube here

View the Case Study on LinkedIn and the National Labor Exchange (NLx) - July 2018


Webinar: "Networking Training with LinkedIn" Training Session

Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Time: 1:00pm ET
Location: Webinar
Who is invited: Executive Staff, Workforce Professionals, Front-line staff and Managers, State Trainers, Local Trainers.

The webinar will offer a deep-dive into the LinkedIn staff skills training launched in November. NASWA member states and LinkedIn partnered to develop the Networking Training with LinkedIn curriculum for workforce agencies to use in training jobseekers on how to best utilize the LinkedIn online platform to build profiles that attract employers, expand their professional networks, and search and apply for jobs. It will be key to amplifying jobseekers' chances of finding the right employment match and helping them become reemployed faster.

SNEAK PEEK Webinar - In-Person Training for Networking Training with LinkedIn

Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017
Time: 2:00pm ET
Location: Webinar
Who is invited: Executive and Workforce professionals

Join us for a short webinar which will provide a sneak peak of the new training curriculum. This sneak peek will allow executive and workforce professionals at state workforce agencies to learn more about the training and how state staff can sign up for the first in-person training!