DirectEmployers Association and The National Association of State Workforce Agencies partner to launch a new National Labor Exchange website using the intuitive .jobs Internet domain.

Indianapolis, IN, January 18, 2012 — DirectEmployers Association in partnership with The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) today announced the transition of the National Labor Exchange from to the appropriately named The National Labor Exchange gives job seekers direct access to hundreds of thousands of jobs from companies like Hilton Worldwide, IBM, ConocoPhilips, Newell Rubbermaid, AT&T and over 90,000 other large and small organizations.

All listings on the National Labor Exchange site connect job seekers directly to the employer listing the job. New employment opportunities are added daily with special emphasis placed on veterans, people with disabilities, diversity, and green jobs. Only jobs from legitimate employers can be listed on the National Labor Exchange, therefore, fake job listings or non-employment business opportunities are not allowed on

“State workforce agencies are a critical component in today’s economy because they represent jobs from thousands of small companies that are not found anywhere else on the Internet,” states Chad Sowash, Vice President of DirectEmployers Association.

The move to is a natural fit in more ways than one. First, it is short, memorable, and describes exactly what the site is, a national database of jobs. Second, the .JOBS extension works much like .EDU or .GOV, a restricted zone where not just anyone can set up shop thus adding to the trust factor that embodies the National Labor Exchange. With nearly every state now participating, the timing for this transition is perfect.

“Since October 2001, DirectEmployers Association has been committed to making the connection between employers and job seekers more efficient, quicker and easier, and is the next big step,” stated Rodney Moses, VP of Global Recruitment, Hilton Worldwide and DirectEmployers Board President.

According to Moses, “ is the pilot for an international roll-out. Understanding how the platform performs and interlinks with states will help us in our future expansion on a global scale. DirectEmployers Association members represent many global organizations and it is important to take our successes from and share them across the international workplace.”

About DirectEmployers Association

DirectEmployers Association is a nonprofit HR consortium of leading global employers formed to improve labor market efficiency through the sharing of best practices, research and the development of technology. National Labor Exchange and are just two of the many programs designed to help the best employers in the world reach the largest, most diverse pool of quality job seekers worldwide. For more information, visit

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 the publicly-funded state workforce system. For more information, visit

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