Provides Employers, Job Seekers and States a Cost-Effective Transition After Phase-out of America’s Job Bank

Washington, D.C., Thursday, March 22, 2007 – JobCentral National Labor Exchange ( has been selected by The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) ( to provide job seekers, employers and states a cost-effective transition from America’s Job Bank (AJB) when it is discontinued June 30, 2007, as previously announced by the U.S. Department of Labor.
JobCentral will provide a wide range of employment services to participating state workforce agencies, from job listing distribution to and from state employment web sites to participation in the national labor exchange with other states. The service will also be available to federal agencies for fast response to recruiting needs, after disasters, such as hurricanes or earthquakes.
JobCentral will allow job seekers to search over five million (5,000,000) jobs from corporate web sites, newspapers, trade associations, and other Internet sources in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, U. S. territories, major metropolitan areas, and all U.S. cities and postal zip code areas. It will be available free-of-charge to job seekers. Job postings, resume searching capabilities and other services will be available to all employers in all industries. The service will be free to employers through participating state workforce agencies.
Richard A. Hobbie, Executive Director of The National Association of State Workforce Agencies, said, “With the planned phase out of AJB by the U.S. Department of Labor, NASWA needed to act fast to help states implement a successor. The JobCentral National Labor Exchange is designed to do that and more.”
William O. Warren, Executive Director of DirectEmployers Association, the non-profit consortium of over 250 leading U.S. employers, which owns and manages the JobCentral site, added, “JobCentral will play a prominent role in helping employers build their workforce and comply with state and federal regulations by serving as our nation’s only online cross-state labor exchange and distributing job listings to the state and local level. It will be invaluable as a replacement for the role America’s Job Bank has played in helping employers meet federal job posting requirements for Affirmative Action Plans and Jobs for Veterans Act compliance.”
About The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA)
The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) is an organization of state administrators of unemployment insurance laws, employment services, training programs, employment statistics and labor market information and other programs and services provided through publicly-funded state workforce systems.
About JobCentral National Labor Exchange
JobCentral National Labor Exchange is owned and managed by DirectEmployers Association, a non-profit consortium of leading U. S. employers. Its member companies include an impressive group of industry leaders such as Abbott Laboratories, Analyst International, Allstate, ALLTEL Corporation, Anheuser-Busch, Ashland, Avaya, Baxter, Bell South, The Boeing Company, Capgemini, Cargill, Cingular Wireless, Cintas, Cisco, Coca-Cola, General Electric, General Dynamics, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Lockheed Martin, ManTech International, Mellon Financial Corporation, Merck, Harris Corporation, Home Depot, Honeywell, Hewlett-Packard, Johnson & Johnson, Mayo Clinic, Merrill Lynch, National City Corporation, Norfolk Southern, Northrop Grumman, Procter & Gamble, Progressive Insurance, Raytheon, Sears Holdings, Southern California Edison, Southern Company, Sprint, Textron, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Union Pacific, UnitedHealth Group, USAA, and Xerox Corporation.
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DirectEmployers Association and JobCentral
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