The Power of the NLx

The National Labor Exchange (NLx) partnership operates the only nonprofit national online labor exchange system in the United States. Formed between employers and state workforce agencies, the NLx collects and distributes job openings exclusively found on corporate career websites, state job banks and federal government job sites.

Current Employer Count:


Daily Job Count:

How it works

How it works

  1. Jobs are collected from authentic sources—no duplicates or scams
  2. Jobs are refreshed and provided daily to government/nonprofit sites—no dead links
  3. Jobs are made available to job seekers

Regardless of where a job seeker discovers an NLx job opening, they will be returned to the point of origin: either the corporate careers website or the state job bank.

No Cost Partnership Benefits



  • Increase job seeker traffic while keeping brand prominence
  • List job openings with state, federal and nonprofit portals—access their diverse talent pipelines
  • Connect with state workforce development employer services
  • Automate daily delivery to career one stop offices and state job banks to comply with §4212 / VEVRAA regulations*

*Reporting available with DirectEmployers Association membership

State Workforce Agencies

State Workforce Agencies *

  • Provide high quality openings to state job banks
  • Help employers meet recruitment goals
  • Reach more job seekers and accelerate time to re-employment

*All 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands and Guam participate


Federal Government & NonProfits *

  • Offer job seekers access to millions of quality job postings
  • Help employers meet recruitment goals
  • Connect job seekers to the public workforce development system

*Federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, diversity and disability partners and Veteran Service Organizations participate

Job Seekers

Job Seekers

  • Access over real jobs per day
  • Explore unique job postings—no duplicates, no dead links
  • Discover a wide range of positions, from entry to executive level

Through the years

  • 1995

    America’s Job Bank (AJB), the federally funded job bank, begins

  • 2007


    NASWA chooses DirectEmployers Association (DE) to replace AJB

    The NLx is created, focusing on improving job market efficiency and leveraging non-profit technologies and state workforce agency resources

  • June 30

    AJB is fully discontinued by the Department of Labor

  • July

    JobCentral NLx replaces AJB on July 1

    NLx Operations Committee (now NLx Steering Committee) is created to guide the ongoing activity of the NLx and future developments

  • 2009


    Through the height of the recession, 2.7 million jobs were distributed to veteran representatives

  • 2010


    NLx reports created for and available to states, providing job seeker analytics and data

  • April

    NASWA and DE extend partnership agreement until 2017, two years prior to contract renewal date

  • 2012

    January 18

    JobCentral transitions to a new domain,

  • February

    NASWA and DE reach goal of having all 50 states and three U.S. territories sign a NLx Participation Agreement to exchange job data—a coordinated effort like this has never happened bringing states and employers closer together

  • May 18 reaches milestone of one million jobs

  • June 19

    20,000 federal jobs from now available on

  • 2013


    Job content for the Veterans Job Bank is populated by the NLx /

    The NLx participates in World Association of Public Employer Services (WAPES) Conference sharing information on how employers and state workforce agencies have transformed the public labor exchange in the U.S.

  • March

    DE and NASWA join U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program to support and provide job content to the Foundation’s online job search tool, Fast Track

  • September

    Hilton Honors Program begins with initial participation from four state workforce agencies (SWA). Developed at an NLx Steering Committee Meeting, this program represents a partnership between SWA’s and Hilton to provide veterans with 100,000 hotel reward points to use toward their employment search activities

  • 2014


    NLx selected to power —a no-cost online job board to find pre-screened college students and recent graduates with disabilities

  • June

    DE and NASWA announce 10-year partnership extension, and commitment to continue to expanding awareness and adoption of the NLx

  • 2016


    All 50 states and U.S. territories now exchanging job data with the NLx

  • 2017


    NLx Partners with LinkedIn

  • March

    NLx 10th anniversary

  • November

    Signed partnership agreement with Student Veterans of America

  • 2018


    NLx begins international expansion through the World Association of Public Employment Services

  • August

    Supported the launch of job site through the United States Department of Labor

  • 2019


  • 2020


    Launched in response to COVID-19 Pandemic

  • 2021


    Launched NLx Research Hub

  • December

    United States Virgin Islands signs NLx Participation Agreement