Training Material

The National Labor Exchange (NLx) is a sophisticated electronic labor-exchange network, created in 2007 in a partnership agreement between NASWA and DirectEmployers (DirectEmployers) Association. An unprecedented public-private partnership, the NLx leverages private non-profit-owned technology with existing state workforce agency resources to collect and distribute job openings exclusively found on over 18,000 corporate career websites and state job banks and is growing on a daily basis. Since 2007, the NLx has made available over 50 million job openings, from employers of all sizes, available via a single network. All labor exchange services are offered at no cost to state workforce agency customers, both jobseekers and employers, as well as to state workforce agencies and federal partners. Today, all state workforce agencies, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam are participating NLx members.


April 2014 – Briefing on OFCCP's Recent VEVRAA Regulations
This briefing provided an overview of new regulations and guidance issued by OFCCP, review new expectations for employer engagement with the workforce system (and the impact this might have at the state and local levels), and generate action items related to policy and practice for state workforce agencies. It was designed for state level staff including, but not limited to: administrators, deputies, employment service directors, veteran program coordinators, job bank staff and state compliance staff.

Interactive Presentations:

September 2012 – Federal Contractor Compliance and the NLx Webinar with state workforce agency personnel regarding the responsibility and role of the State Workforce Agency in the OFCCP audit process, the NLx compliance functionality, as well as how to access and customize OFCCP Compliance Reports for businesses and auditors.

Fact Sheets

NLx Basics



June, 2013 – The National Labor Exchange Explained: An Unprecedented Partnership between State Workforce Agencies and Employers
Filmed at DirectEmployers 2012 annual conference, this video series captures the NLx Operations Committee engaging with employers and state workforce agencies on the NLx value-added services. Both employers and state members underscored the high quality, trusted and vetted nature of the jobs in the National Labor Exchange and how the cutting edge nature of the dot jobs technology has facilitated a more efficient labor exchange and job search process across the country.

State Job Bank Listing