1 Kings 11:28, Were Israelites Forced Laborers?

Question: 1 Kings 11:28 says that Jeroboam was in charge of the forced labor from the tribes of Joseph, but 1 Kings 9:22 says, "But Solomon did not conscript any of the Israelites for forced labor." (NLT) Were the Israelites not using their own forced labor for building the Temple and royal palace? Answer: I do not have an exact answer for this, but a couple possibilities. #1-This could be referring to the foreigners who were from those areas. #2-There might be a distinction between "forced laborers" (1 Kings 9:22) and labor force (1 Kings 11:28). It is possible that some from Israel worked, but they were not forced. -PJ