America's Job Bank Server Closing

  • June 23, 2008

Federal contractors no longer will be able to receive documentation to show their compliance with employment listing requirements from the America’s Job Bank service center after June 30, 2008, when the AJB’s server is scheduled to go out of service and the service center shuts down.

On June 30, 2007, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) discontinued operations of America’s Job Bank (AJB), the national electronic job board, citing rising site maintenance expenses and emerging private-sector competitors.  (AJB, which collected and maintained job postings from state employment offices, contained over 2.1 million job postings and stored a database of more than 682,000 resumes at the time operations were discontinued.)  Since then, federal contractors have had to find alternate means listing employment openings with state employment services in order to satisfy the requirements of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA).  VEVRAA, the federal law governing affirmative action for many categories of veterans, requires federal contractors to list with the various state job services offices all employment openings for which the contractor is considering external applicants.

While the job board ceased operations, the ETA continued to operate an “AJB service center” to respond to inquiries from federal contractors needing documentation of their compliance with the VEVRAA listing requirement to provide to the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP) during compliance reviews.  AJB provided reports from the service center to demonstrate proof of listing.   These reports will only be available to contractors until June 30, 2008, after which the service center will cease operation. 

Federal contractors who used AJB for their OFCCP recruitment activities are encouraged to request a comprehensive compliance report prior to the closing date.  Requests for reports should be sent by e-mail to  After June 30, 2008, federal contractors will no longer have access to any listings that were placed through AJB.

Jackson Lewis attorneys are available to assist in requesting a compliance report or answer any questions regarding workplace law.  If you have any questions about the America’s Job Bank server or affirmative action obligations generally, please contact the Affirmative Action Practice Group.

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