NEWSLETTER | April 2020 | Volume 5 | Issue 4
Driving the national workforce agenda and providing value-added member services
What we are experiencing now during the COVID-19 outbreak is unprecedented; our circumstances are uncertain, and our workload is overwhelming.

What we do know is state workforce agencies have a history of rising up, working together and becoming stronger during periods such as this.

NASWA staff are here and ready to assist you. Please contact if there is anything we can do to help.

COVID-19 Resources
NLx Launches Job Resource to Support Displaced Workers During Pandemic

NASWA and DirectEmployers Association announced the launch of, a job site dedicated to providing a centralized location for displaced workers to access employment opportunities from U.S. corporations with immediate hiring needs due to the novel cornaovirus.

Search for Virtual Jobs provides a one-stop shop for work-from-home employment. Many virtual jobs require only a personal computer and internet connection.

Search COVID-19 Essential Jobs in New York State is now live to search jobs from employers in New York state who are hiring as a result of COVID-19.
The NASWA UI Integrity Center recently presented a webinar on Integrity resources that can be utilized by states during the current crisis.

These services include providing credentials to all states to use the Fraud Alerting capability via the Integrity Data Hub (IDH), including states who do not currently participate in the IDH. In addition, the webinar highlights valuable on-line training modules on topics such as Claims Adjudication also available free of charge to all states.

If you would like to view a recording of the webinar, please contact Jerry Lord at
NASWA in Action
NASWA’s legislative priorities highlight initiatives focused on ensuring state workforce development efforts meet the needs of employers and improve the overall skill level of workers across the nation. NASWA’s legislative agenda is comprised of five main categories with 10 specific points for Congressional action.

To view NASWA's agenda in its entirety, view the 2020 Legislative Priorities document.
“We commend passage of the CARES Act that provides states new relief options to help our nation’s workers and employers during this unprecedented time. States are working tremendously hard to handle the unparalleled influx of unemployment insurance claims and process these benefits."

Conference Corner
Based on the latest projections regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, we remain hopeful that our conferences and meetings from June 2020 through the end of the year will proceed as scheduled. 
Should everything continue as planned, please know we will work closely with local public health officials and meeting venues, taking full precautions for the safety and well-being of our attendees. 
We continue to closely monitor this situation and will make adjustments as necessary.
Should this situation change, we will update you promptly. We hope to see you soon!
The 2020 NASWA Veterans Conference will be held August 12-14 in Washington, DC.
Tenacity, determination, grit and an innate ability to lead has defined Shannon Huffman Polson, who has accomplished many “firsts” in her career as an Army officer, corporate manager and author. Another first will be her keynote address at the Seventh Annual NASWA Veterans Conference in August 2020!

An adventurous young woman, she summited Mount McKinley (now Denali) and, at the time, was the youngest woman to complete the attempt. From there, she was commissioned in the Army and was one of the first women to fly the Apache attack helicopter. Through her leadership and aviation skills, she earned the right to... Read More
Nominations are now open for the 2020 Mark Sanders Award for Exceptional Service to Veterans, with special emphasis on Veterans with Significant Barriers to Employment.

The award will be presented during the Seventh Annual NASWA Veterans Conference, August 12-14, 2020, at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Washington DC.

Workforce Jobs
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View the most recent job listings or email to submit a workforce development-related job.
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