About National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA)
Since partnering in March 2007, DirectEmployers and NASWA have worked to bridge the gap between employers and state workforce personnel, as well as to create and bring awareness to the employer-funded, jointly administered National Labor Exchange (NLx). Through our partnership with NASWA, the Association has been able to obtain signed data sharing agreements with all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and Guam helping to further facilitate OFCCP initiatives.
The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) was founded in the depths of the Great Depression, in the early years of unemployment insurance and employment service programs. It is an organization of state administrators of unemployment insurance laws, employment services, training programs, employment statistics and labor market information. Throughout its more than 75-year history, NASWA has strengthened the workforce system through information exchange, liaison, and advocacy.
The guiding principles of NASWA are:
- Advance the state role in the workforce system;
- Invest in training and professional development; and
- Lead in coordinating local, state, and federal roles.