“Through advancements in technology and data standardization, the business community can transform how it organizes and communicates hiring requirements for the jobs it relies on most to compete and grow.”

The Job Data Exchange (JDX)—formerly referred to as the Job Registry Project—began with an idea that through clearer employer signaling the talent marketplace can be improved to better connect the skills people have with jobs that are available more quickly and more accurately. To that end, we are building a set of open data resources, algorithms, and reference applications for employers and their HR technology partners to use in improving how competency-based hiring requirements are defined, validated, and communicated/signaled.

Said another way, we will link the data employers produce to credentialing data systems and learner record systems in ways that allow employers to better find and connect with talent suppliers and the most highly qualified talent. This idea was originally explained and analyzed in a 2017 Chamber Foundation report, Clearer Signals: Building an Employer-Led Job Registry for Talent Pipeline Management.

We were able to begin the project this year with the generous support of our funders. With this support, the Chamber Foundation has begun work with pilot partner teams to co-design and pilot-test a working prototype.

How to Get Involved

  1. Email workforce@uschamber.com with “Job Data Exchange” in the subject line to schedule a call with our team to discuss getting involved in this project.
  2. Learn more about the background behind the initiative. Read the JDX Frequently Asked Questions or the 2017 Clearer Signals report.
  3. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter, where updates to this project will be announced as they are available.