National Labor Exchange (NLx)

Exclusive Partnership Between Employers & States

The National Labor Exchange (NLx) represents our unique, partnership with the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) to collect and distribute job openings exclusively found on corporate career websites, state job banks, and federal government job sites.


State Workforce Agencies

Through our exclusive partnership with NASWA

What is the NLx?

Established in 2007, the National Labor Exchange (NLx) partnership operates the only nonprofit national online labor exchange system in the United States. The NLx collects and distributes vetted, active, unduplicated job postings that are refreshed daily. Openings are provided by over 350,000 employers including 20,000 corporate career center websites, and small- and medium-sized employers who post their job openings directly with the publicly-funded state workforce system.

How it Works

Job Collection

Jobs are collected from authentic sources including corporate career sites or state job banks — no duplicates or scams

Job Syndication

Jobs are refreshed and provided daily to hundreds of government/nonprofit sites across the country — no dead links

Job Search

Jobs are made available to job seekers​ and lead back to the point of origin so they can apply directly with your ATS

Benefits for DirectEmployers Members

  • Increased job seeker traffic, while keeping brand prominence
  • Automated job posting with state, federal and nonprofit portals with access to their diverse talent pipelines
  • Stronger connection with state workforce agency employer services
  • Advocacy from the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) during an OFCCP compliance audit

Unique Partnerships

Our partnership with NASWA, and the formation of the NLx, has enabled us to obtain signed data sharing agreements with all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and has paved the way for partnerships with these distinguished organizations and more:

Education and Employment Initiative (E2I)

CareerOneStop, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

Hiring Our Heroes

Hiring Our Heroes, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation


Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities (WRP) , EARN

Corporate America Supports You (CASY)

Corporate America Supports You (CASY), MSCCN


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NLx Steering Committee
Driving the Strategic Growth of Our Nation’s Labor Exchange

The NLx runs like a well-oiled machine thanks to its appointed steering committee – a group comprised of employer and state workforce agency representatives, along with NASWA and DirectEmployers staff. This committee is responsible for establishing the strategy of the NLx and collaborates throughout the year to ensure its growth and technological advancement. Among other things, their responsibilities include:

  • Determining future activities and goals that support the strategic plan for the partnership
  • Driving solutions for both employers and state workforce agencies
  • Serving as a liaison for employers and state workforce agencies to address pertinent questions, concerns, and feedback
  • Fostering a positive and collaborative relationship between state workforce agencies and employers

Interested in joining the committee? We’d love to chat! Contact us to inquire.

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When it comes to providing direction and support, finding the right partner is essential! Our VetCentral team is backed by not only years of experience in the state workforce environment and recruitment space, but serving the needs of veterans and employers and helping bridge the connection between the two.

Shannon Offord

Shannon Offord

VP, Strategic Partnerships & Alliances

Christy Merriman

Christy Merriman

Operations Manager NLx

Discover the Perks of Membership


The NLx is bridging the gap between employers and state workforce personnel. Tap into the most powerful, collaborative, web-based labor exchange system in the nation to discover top talent, streamline your hiring process, and fuel your company’s growth with a DirectEmployers membership.

Discover the Perks of Partnership

State Workforce Staff

The NLx partnership offers state workforce agencies a number of no-cost services, including: downloads and uploads of jobs openings, indexing, microsites, hosted state job banks, jobseeker analytics, and the Hilton Honors Military Program. Targeted training and technical assistance, is available through NASWA.