Rapid Response - Solutions for Economic Transition
Apr 08

Making the Connections that Matter

There are national, state, local and even industry- or occupations-specific labor exchanges. In general, they are typically an association of some combination of human resources personnel, employers, workforce agencies, industry group and community organizations working together to improve labor market efficiency. This could include the sharing of best practices, research, technological solutions, labor market information, job each engines, and other things that help employers find the workers they need and for workers to connect with employer. Labor exchange also can identify the training and skill needed for various occupations.

Labor exchanges provide valuable resources for connecting workers and employers... the connections that matter  for preparing and building our nation's workforce.


Below are some examples:


Labor Exchange Resources

  • Job Central – National Labor Exchange
    Website:
    http://www.jobcentral.com/
    Video: http://link.backlight.tv/directempl/videos/national-labor-exchange-11.html
  • Job Central – Career Tools
    Links:
    http://www.jobcentral.com/account.asp?josecl=1
  • DirectEmployers – A Non-profit Association of Employers
    Website:
    http://www.directemployers.org/about/national-labor-exchange/
  • Careers in Motion - US Department of Transportation
    Website:
    http://careers.dot.gov/jobsearch.html
  • Universe.Jobs – Every Location, Every Occupation, One Destination
    Website:
    http://universe.jobs/about/
    Video: http://www.youtube.com/user/dotjobsuniverse
  • Alaska Labor Exchange System
    Website:
    http://alexsys.labor.state.ak.us/
  • Virginia Workforce Connection
    Website: https://www.vawc.virginia.gov/


QUESTIONS:

  1. What role do labor exchanges play in your Rapid Response activities?
  2. Do you have example of labor exchanges in your state or locality?
    (If so, please share them with your colleagues by leaving a comment below.)

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