INDIANAPOLIS, July 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- New data from the National Labor Exchange (NLx) shows an increasing number of available and distinct job openings across the nation in 2015. An employer driven tool and partnership between DirectEmployers Association and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA), the NLx has provided over 50 million distinct job postings to job seekers, since January 2009. In March, the average daily number of NLx job openings jumped to 2.1 million from 1.7 million where it had hovered during the fourth quarter of 2014.
The NLx collects and distributes job openings exclusively provided by over 350,000 employers on a daily basis. All job postings are active, unduplicated and have been vetted for authenticity. The bulk of NLx job postings originate from over 20,000 corporate career center websites indexed daily by DirectEmployers, as well as from thousands of small and medium sized employers who post their job openings directly with the publicly-funded workforce system.
"The NLx provides the best information on screened job vacancies in real time to job seekers. This has made the NLx a cost-effective and efficient labor exchange tool for our members in their mission to connect employers with job seekers," said Scott B. Sanders, Executive Director, NASWA.
Since the jobs are collected on a daily basis and the system only searches websites where the original job was posted (either the company's website or the state job bank) the entire body of jobs on the NLx are distinct and currently available, addressing a common frustration among online job seekers of duplicate, expired or scam job postings. In addition to providing the "cleanest" large job search platforms in the United States, when a job seeker discovers a job opening from the NLx–either on US.jobs, any of the 40,000 .JOBS network sites or a state job bank–they are returned to the point of origin of the job: either the employer's career website or the state workforce agency. This addresses another common frustration of requiring job seekers to provide their personal information to third parties.
"The success seen by our partnership is due to the collaborative efforts of NASWA, our state partners and the Members of DirectEmployers," said Bill Warren, Executive Director of DirectEmployers Association. "This collective effort has helped mold the NLx into what it is today–a trusted and unparalleled job portal that gives job seekers a faster connection to authentic jobs."
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 content because its information is only acquired directly from an employer's corporate career site or a state job bank. This results in a better overall job seekers experience and a faster connection to authentic job openings. Additional measures, such as a freshly updated jobs and the employer validation process, have helped to make the NLx a trusted source by both job seekers and employers alike.
About the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA)
NASWA is an organization of state administrators of workforce training, unemployment insurance, employment services, employment statistics and labor market information programs. It provides advocacy at the national level for a more effective workforce system, as well as engaging with the U.S. Department of Labor, employers and the public.
About DirectEmployers Association
DirectEmployers is an employer-driven association focusing on recruitment marketing 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.
CONTACT: Nancy Holland, VP of Marketing DirectEmployers Association (317) 874-9022, Nancy@DirectEmployers.org
Source: DirectEmployers Association EST