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Understanding How the NLx Partnership Assists with OFCCP Compliance

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

“You do not have to be a techie to understand indexing, because all of that work is done by DirectEmployers.” - Lori Adams, Division Administrator for Iowa Workforce Development, Workforce Services

Panelists discussing how state workforce agencies and employers can maximize their use of the National Labor Exchange (NLx).

Panelists discussing how state workforce agencies and employers can maximize their use of the National Labor Exchange (NLx).

One of the truly unique aspects of DirectEmployers Association is how we help bridge the gap between OFCCP compliance and recruitment. This is accomplished through technology, services, partnerships and thought leadership, including education and outreach at industry events. DirectEmployers Association Member John Whalin of United Airlines recently participated in a panel discussion at the 78th Annual NASWA Conference to share how he has benefited from the National Labor Exchange (NLx). Check out this video for a brief recap of the session’s highlights:

Key Takeaways of the NLx Partnership:

  • It benefits federal contractors because employers can get away from time spent on a website and invest more resources into outreach efforts required by the new regs.
  • Employers don’t have to post manually to all 50 states – the appropriate jobs are distributed to the relevant sites automatically through the NLx.
  • Employers and state workforce representatives, along with NASWA and DirectEmployers Staff, direct the activities of the NLx partnership via the NLx Operations Committee.

Still have questions regarding the NLx? Comment below or give us a call at 866-268-6206.

7 Things You Need to Know About the NLx

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

The National Labor Exchange, often referred to as the NLx, is an unprecedented public-private partnership between DirectEmployers Association (DE) and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA). But what exactly does that mean, and how does it benefit both job seekers and employers? Watch this episode of The Employment Line to learn more:

Key Takeaways About the NLx:

  • Formed in 2007 when America’s Job Bank was taken offline, leaving a void for federal contractors regarding their federal compliance obligations.
  • Leverages DirectEmployers’ non-profit-owned technology and existing state workforce agency resources to connect job seekers and employers while ensuring compliance with federal VEVRAA regulations.
  • Through US.jobs, NLx is the prime source of delivery for quality, vetted jobs to state job banks and to our nation’s veterans’ representatives daily.
  • 340,000 employers currently participating of all sizes and industries – both Members and non-Members of DirectEmployers Association.
  • 1.7 million job postings currently on US.jobs (the NLx search engine) with feeds that are refreshed daily to ensure the freshest job content available.
  • Employers and state workforce representatives, along with NASWA and DirectEmployers Staff, direct the activities of the NLx partnership via the NLx Operations Committee.
  • NASWA and DirectEmployers Association recently extended the partnership contract through 2027, adding stability to the service.

What sites benefit from the NLx partnership?

  • VJB / eBenefits – A new Veterans job bank created for the Veterans Administration (VA), Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Labor (DOL).
  • WRP – a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers with college students and recent graduates with disabilities. DirectEmployers provides all Member’s jobs to www.wrp.jobs

The NLx also provides an API for job content to the following Federal Partners:

Have a partnership suggestion for the NLx? Contact your Membership Development Representative or comment below.

DirectEmployers and National Association of State Workforce Agencies Announce 10 Year Extension of Unique Public-Private Partnership

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

NASWA and DirectEmployers extension

Unprecedented public private partnership, supported by employers and state workforce agencies, that effectively connects job seekers to real job openings is renewed to achieve long-term goals and success.

INDIANAPOLIS, June 24, 2014 /BusinessWire/ –– DirectEmployers Association announced today a ten year extension to its ongoing partnership with the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) and their joint collaboration, the National Labor Exchange (NLx). The partnership extension, now continuing through June 2027, strengthens the NLx and underlines the value the initiative brings to government, job seekers, and employers alike.

Established in 2007, the NLx is a public-private partnership aiming to collect all available, real job openings appearing on the internet. Unlike other job aggregators, the NLx does not include duplicate job orders, because NLX information is only acquired from an employer’s corporate website or a state job bank. As a result, job seekers experience a faster connection to authentic job openings and have a better user-experience. Moreover, job seekers will not encounter “dead job links” because the NLx is refreshed daily. They can also be assured all participating employers are authentic because the NLx validates all employers.

Since its inception, the NLx has made available over 40 million unique job openings from over one million employers. The NLx outlets include state job banks, government portal and the my.jobs network. Currently, the NLx has close to 1.7 million jobs on a daily basis, gathered from 16,000 corporate career sites and state job banks.

“The NLx provides the best information on job vacancies in real time to job seekers. And there are no duplicates, scams, or criminal solicitations. This has made the NLx a cost-effective labor exchange tool for our members in their mission to connect job seekers to jobs and employers to job seekers” said Rich Hobbie, Executive Director, National Association of State Workforce Agencies.

The NLx partnership also allows DirectEmployers to assist its member companies in meeting the OFCCP’s Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) job listing requirements. This provides a seamless method for federal contractors of all sizes, to meet federal job listing and delivery standards while providing a cost effective solution to help reach a diverse workforce.

“Through our work together and collaboration to build awareness around the NLx, we’ve been able to fulfill our mission of creating a more cost effective labor market, while really giving employers and state workforce personnel the ability to connect and reach a large pool of job seekers, including veterans and people with disabilities,” commented Bill Warren, Executive Director, DirectEmployers Association.

Since forming the NLX alliance, DirectEmployers and NASWA have worked closely reaching the following milestones:

  • Signed NLx participation agreements with all 50 states, along with DC, Puerto Rico and Guam;
  • Engaged all publically-funded state job banks to exchange job openings on a daily basis;
  • Provided job openings to US Department of Labor and the Veterans Administration sponsored sites including American Job Center; CareerOneStop; eBenefits Veterans Employment Center; My Next Move; My Next Move for Veterans; MySkillsMyFuture; and VetSuccess.gov;
  • Provided no-cost job spidering services to over 16,000 employers;
  • Hosted five state job banks at no-cost: New York, Connecticut, Nevada, Guam and Puerto Rico;
  • Provided state workforce agencies job banks with search engine optimized, social media integrated and mobile-ready my.jobs microsites increasing job seeker traffic;
  • Signed alliance with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s — Hiring Our Heroes program to support the Foundation’s online job search tool, Fast Track;

As the partnership and the NLx continue to grow, the benefits to companies, state workforce agencies and job seekers will also increase. However the mission, to provide a cost-effective system that aims to improve labor marketing efficiency will remain the same.

About DirectEmployers Association DirectEmployers is an employer-driven association focusing on talent acquisition and inclusion that utilizes its technology and thought leadership to amplify job visibility and employment brand, facilitate partnerships to meet EEO/AA goals and provide proof of job delivery.

About the National Association of State Workforce Agencies 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.

Media Contact: Nancy Holland, Vice President of Marketing, DirectEmployers Association, (317) 874-9022, nancy@directemployers.org.

National Labor Exchange Providing Over 1.5 Million Job Listings to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Newly Enhanced Veterans Job Bank

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS, April 24, 2014 –– The National Labor Exchange (NLx) was named the provider of job content to the newly enhanced Veterans Job Bank found on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs eBenefits platform. A public-private partnership between DirectEmployers Association and its longtime partner the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA), the NLx includes 1.5 million opportunities found on employers’ career sites, state job banks and federal government job portals.

First Lady Michelle Obama announced the new Veterans Employment Center and its enhanced resources for military personnel during a special veterans’ jobs summit, organized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the Pentagon, Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Labor at Fort Campbell, Ky.

“Since its inception, the goal of the National Labor Exchange has been to create greater efficiency in the labor market. Through this opportunity, we’re able to do just that, with the added bonus of streamlining the connection between veteran job seekers and employers on a platform that is already used by transitioning service members,” commented Bill Warren, Executive Director, DirectEmployers Association.

As more than 1 million service members are projected to leave the military over the next years, DirectEmployers, NASWA and the Department of Veterans Affairs will continue to collaborate in hopes of reducing the nation’s high veteran unemployment rate, while bringing together resources from both the public and private sector to achieve this goal.

About DirectEmployers Association
DirectEmployers is an employer-driven association focusing on talent acquisition and OFCCP compliance that utilizes its technology and thought leadership to amplify job visibility and employment brand, facilitate partnerships to meet EEO/AA goals and provide proof of job delivery. For more information, visit http://www.directemployers.org.

About the National Labor Exchange
The National Labor Exchange was created in an unprecedented partnership between DirectEmployers Association and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) with the mutual goal of increasing labor market efficiency. Until 2007, America’s Job Bank was used to connect employers and state entities to job seekers. In July of 2007, America’s Job Bank was discontinued and replaced with the National Labor Exchange to help better leverage private non-profit owned technology and existing state workforce agency resources. Since inception, the National Labor Exchange has shaped an efficient and seamless method for federal contractors to meet federal job posting and delivery standards while still providing a cost effective solution to help reach a highly diverse workforce. Through the use of US.jobs, the National Labor Exchange is also the prime source for quality, vetted jobs to state job banks and the nations veteran’s representatives daily. For more information, visit: http://naswa.org/nlx.

Media Contact: Nancy Holland, Vice President of Marketing, DirectEmployers Association, (317) 874-9022, nancy@directemployers.org

DirectEmployers Association and NASWA Announce Partnership with U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to Assist Nation’s Veterans in Finding Employment

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Through this partnership, the National Labor Exchange will now provide the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program innovative way to utilize job listings through the National Labor Exchange.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – April 2, 2014 – To assist veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses in obtaining meaningful civilian employment, DirectEmployers Association and its longtime partner, the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA), announce an alliance with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s (USCCF) Hiring Our Heroes program. The objective of this alliance will be to utilize and leverage the strengths and expertise of each organization, while working toward the common goal of getting our nation’s heroes back to work.

DEAM14 | Formal Partnership Announcement

At DirectEmployers 2014 Annual Meeting & Conference representatives from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, NASWA and DirectEmployers formally announce partnership and commitment to helping veterans and transitioning service members get back to work.

“Our nation’s military is comprised of some of the most talented individuals, and as a veteran myself, I understand the challenges these men and women face as they enter the civilian workforce. Through this collaboration, we aim to help these talented individuals during this transitional period by connecting them with employers who are military-friendly and ready to hire,” commented Bill Warren, Executive Director, DirectEmployers Association.

The partnership will seek to use the National Labor Exchange (NLx)–an existing partnership between DirectEmployers and NASWA. With over one million jobs available daily from 340,000 nationwide employers, the NLx job source will allow Hiring Our Heroes the ability to better leverage the open data of more than one million job listings currently available in the NLx. Veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses will benefit from Hiring Our Heroes’ ability to more effectively design news search and job application functions in its online job search tool, Fast Track.

“We are excited about this partnership as it brings together and expands significant resources of three major organizations, working in collaboration, to assist our nation’s veterans return to work,” stated Mark Henry, President, NASWA.

Not only will this agreement allow veterans easy access to a variety of jobs, it makes it less challenging for employers to get their jobs in front of veterans, in addition to the Hiring Our Heroes website. Employers who currently use the Hiring Our Heroes website can now list jobs by directly posting into their state job bank, which links into the NLx, or have their jobs electronically acquired from their corporate career website by the NLx–all at no cost.

“Through this innovative partnership, we will be able to better guide our military men and women toward the more than one million available jobs in the National Labor Exchange,” said Eric Eversole, Executive Director of Hiring Our Heroes and Vice President at the U.S. Chamber. “This is public and private sector collaboration at its best and will help veterans and service members make more informed decisions about career opportunities, and to do so earlier in the transition process.”

Furthermore, each of these three organizations will work to leverage their resources and knowledge base with employers and state workforce agencies to help veterans obtain employment opportunities that allow them to utilize their unique qualifications and skillset. The formal announcement of this alliance was made at the DirectEmployers Annual Meeting and Conference on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, located in Arlington, Virginia.

About the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
The mission of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness by addressing developments that affect our nation, our economy, and the global business environment. USCCF presents a broad range of programs that promote a greater understanding of economic and public affairs issues.

Hiring Our Heroes
Hiring Our Heroes, a program of USCCF, was launched in March 2011 as a nationwide initiative to help veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment. Working with the Chamber’s vast network of state and local chambers and other strategic partners from the public, private, and non-profit sectors, HOH’s goal is to create a movement across America in hundreds of communities.

HOH operates Fast Track, an online job search tool that identifies pathways to careers in the fastest growing job markets in America and the top industries driving that growth.

About DirectEmployers Association
DirectEmployers is an employer-driven association focusing on talent acquisition and inclusion that utilizes its technology and thought leadership to amplify job visibility and employment brand, facilitate partnerships to meet EEO/AA goals and provide proof of job delivery.

About the National Association of State Workforce Agencies
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.

Media Contact: Nancy Holland, Vice President of Marketing, DirectEmployers Association, (317) 874-9022, nancy@directemployers.org

Meet Your Compliance & Partnerships Team at DirectEmployers

Monday, January 13th, 2014

The Compliance & Partnerships team at DirectEmployers has an unparalleled background when it comes to OFCCP compliance knowledge, job syndication and partnerships. This group also handles the National Labor Exchange (NLx), a partnership between DirectEmployers and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA).

Watch our video to meet the team and see how they can help you with VEVRAA, Section 503, partnerships and more!

Compliance & Partnerships Team Members:
Candee Chambers, VP – Compliance & Partnerships
Shannon Offord, Manager – Strategic Partnerships
Christy Merriman, Operations Manager, National Labor Exchange

Annual ILG National Conference Pregame Warm-up

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

The following post was originally published on the Annual ILG National Conference website. The National Labor Exchange, provided by DirectEmployers and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA), is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor. Join us at this year’s conference, July 30 – August 2, 2013 in Indianapolis. Learn more and register today!

This year’s highly anticipated 31st Annual ILG National Conference, hosted by the Indiana ILG, is packed with informative sessions, unforgettable keynotes and valuable networking opportunities. This year’s theme, “Raising the Game – Winning at Compliance,” aims to help attendees navigate the complexities of OFCCP compliance and take their organizations to the next level.

With the OFCCP’s pending regulatory changes, the re-election of President Obama and a new Secretary of Labor close at hand, it’s vital for HR professionals, OFCCP and EEO representatives to attend now more than ever.

If you haven’t already, be sure to visit the 2013 ILG National Conference event website for helpful details including a downloadable agenda and a list of top 10 reasons to attend. In addition, here is a list of highlights to look forward to:

Keynotes:
Prior conference attendees may remember Ron Clark. Disney’s 2000 American Teacher of the Year and Founder of the Ron Clark Academy will be kicking off day one and energize attendees. Here’s a video preview of what to expect.

You won’t want to miss Marine Corporal Josh Bleill, who will share his journey from enlistment to severe injury while serving in Iraq, followed by his recovery and new life including a career as an Indianapolis Colts Community Spokesperson.

Bill Strickland, noted as one of the world’s greatest leaders, will address attendees on day two. Strickland is nationally recognized as a visionary leader who authentically delivers educational and cultural opportunities to students and adults within an organizational culture that fosters innovation, creativity, responsibility and integrity.

Jane Elliott, famous for the “Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes” discrimination experiment, will provide an inspiring take on diversity while sharing tales of an irrational class system.

The final keynote will be Donna Brazile, a political commentator, strategist and author. She has worked on every presidential campaign from 1976 through 2000, when she became the first African American to manage a presidential campaign. Donna has received many accolades throughout her career including the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s highest award for political achievement.

Many of the keynotes will also participate in meet and greets and book signings.

Sessions:
Pre-conference sessions begin Tuesday, July 30 at 9:00 AM. Four concurrent sessions will be running throughout the day and cover a broad range of topics including metrics, case studies, adverse impact and affirmative action.

Wednesday is the first official day and will include an address from Patricia Shiu, Director of OFCCP. The afternoon’s concurrent sessions will cover topics such as Internet applicants, compensation analysis, EEOC legal update, linkage agreements and disability programs to name a few.

The morning of day two features ODEP Assistant Secretary Kathleen Martinez. There will also be an OFCCP regulatory update you won’t want to miss. After lunch, the conference will break out into concurrent sessions exploring validating tests, The Fisher v. University of Texas Case, veteran hiring and Disability Equality Index.

After Hours:
Evening receptions on both nights will help attendees decompress, network and share valuable lessons learned from earlier in the day. Attendees are in for a special treat, as day two will include an evening reception at the Indiana State Museum (Photo courtesy of VisitIndy.com.).

Stay tuned for future posts to learn more about diversity and culture in Indianapolis and recommendations from previous attendees on making the most of your ILG Conference. In the meantime, connect with the 2013 ILG National Conference online:

LinkedIn Group: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=4552501&trk=myg_ugrp_ovr
Twitter: https://twitter.com/2013ilg (hashtag #2013ILG)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/2013IlgNationalConference
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/2013ilg/

Two National Nonprofits Partner with the White House on Youth Jobs+ Program to Add 17,500 Jobs

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – June 19, 2013 / Business Wire / – In response to President Obama’s challenge to businesses, nonprofits and government to expand opportunities for the nation’s youth, DirectEmployers Association and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) pledge participation in the Youth Jobs+ program.

“As teens begin looking for summer employment, they will again face a very tough job market. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the nation’s teen unemployment rates are holding strong at 24.1%, making it all the more important for organizations to participate in this initiative,” commented Rich Hobbie, Executive Director, NASWA.

Stemming from the 2012 Summer Jobs+ program, Youth Jobs+ was created to promote job opportunities and offer career path assistance for young Americans. This program aims to provide employment opportunities to America’s youth, while helping to reduce poverty and violence. In support of this initiative, the National Labor Exchange, a partnership between DirectEmployers Association and NASWA, will syndicate 17,500 job openings to Youth Jobs+ bank, enabling job seekers to view openings through a simple keyword search method. Job seekers may find these summer jobs at any of the National Labor Exchange’s hosted websites at http://Youth.jobs, http://Summer.jobs and http://Internship.jobs.

“Both NASWA and DirectEmployers recognize that our future lies in the hands of our youth. We believe there is no better way to cultivate work ethic and a general understanding of business than through the hands-on experience that job opportunities provide,” stated Bill Warren, Executive Director, DirectEmployers Association.

Along with the infusion of jobs to the job database, DirectEmployers will again host a Youth Summer Enhancement Program, a weeklong initiative designed to expose a group of high school students to daily business operations and shadowing opportunities. This program seeks to prepare participants for college and future job opportunities and foster professional development.

To view more information regarding the Youth Jobs+ program as well as other partners who have pledged to offer career development services and workshops, visit http://www.WH.gov/YouthJobs. Interested companies can download the Employer Toolkit to participate in this nationwide call to action, or submit jobs to their state workforce agency for automatic syndication to the Youth Jobs+ bank.

About DirectEmployers Association
DirectEmployers Association is a leading HR consortium of global employers formed to assist in the sharing of ideas, incorporating of best practices, and research and development of technology where labor practices are concerned. Through this consortium, business standards are shaped and technology is used with respect to the diversity that is reflected in the various cultures embodied in a global workforce. Our recognized expertise in compliance, recruitment and cost effective technology enables our members to reach the largest, most diverse pool of quality job seekers worldwide.

About the National Association of State Workforce Agencies
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.

MEDIA CONTACT: Nancy Holland, Vice President of Marketing, DirectEmployers Association, +1-317-874-9022, nancy@directemployers.org

The Employment Line, Episode 1: Military Online Career Fair, Social Media Mashup

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

With the New Year comes new business objectives and strategy. DirectEmployers has you covered! In this episode:

Keeping you connected, with no waiting—The Employment Line. Thank you for watching.

The Employment Line is brought to you by DirectEmployers, a non-profit association of global employers, which provides simple, sophisticated solutions for Human Resources and Recruitment.

DirectEmployers Executive Director Receives Prestigious President’s Award at 2012 NASWA Conference

Monday, November 26th, 2012

DirectEmployers Association Executive Director, Bill Warren, was recently recognized by our partner, the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA), during an awards ceremony at their 2012 annual conference.

Executive Director Bill Warren after receiving 2012 President's Award.

The 2012 President’s Award honored Bill’s contributions and recognized him as a pioneer in online recruitment. One of his many contributions includes the National Labor Exchange public-private partnership, which today has garnered the participation of all state workforce agencies and boasts over a million unduplicated, current jobs.

Bill with his wife Susan.

Through DirectEmployers Association, Bill has continuously championed and partnered with the state workforce system while providing a wealth of resources otherwise not available in an age of budget cuts and declining state resources. This has included job content, job-bank hosting and cutting edge services such as SEO and mobile optimized platforms – provided without extra cost.

I feel so very fortunate to be an employee and work alongside the father of online recruiting. Congratulations Bill for receiving the 2012 President’s Award and thank you for everything you do for our industry and community.