Job, Location and Development (JLD) Program
The Job, Location and Development (JLD) Program is a federally funded program that is administered by the Career Services Office. This program allows us to provide students with a source to find off-campus part-time employment as well as locate and develop off-campus job opportunities for students in the local community. The skills and additional knowledge gained from employment through this program will help provide a solid foundation for securing career-related options beyond graduation. The Career Services Office works to develop off-campus positions for students in all majors. Additional services include providing access to employment opportunity information and various programming developed specifically to improve résumé writing, interviewing and networking – all skills that are essential in finding employment.
The JLD Program is centered on creating real-world work experiences for our students to increase and diversify their knowledge base plus develop additional marketable skills.
Procedures for Employers
The JLD program will assist employers to meet workforce needs and connect with current students. Employers may list a position with the Career Services Office by:
- Creating an account on our online job board, IUSBCareers
- Posting all part-time, seasonal, temporary or internships positions with the following information:
- Required duties, desired hours per week, pay range, job location
If you have questions, please contact our Internship/Employer Counselor, who also coordinates the Job, Location and Development Program.
The Career Services Office will refer all students that are found to be eligible for your advertised position. Employers will interview and select candidates that meet all qualifications. Student employees will be paid the standard rate for the position or minimum wage, based on the type of work, skill level, and experience required.
All positions will be posted for 30 days unless otherwise specified.
Once a position has been filled, please contact our office to notify us that a student has been hired.
JLD Program FAQ for Employers
- How does my company benefit?
First, your participation in the JLD program can help you meet your work force needs. Second, this program will give you a connection to current students and allow you expand the marketing of your organization on campus. And finally, it provides an opportunity for business and education to work together to strengthen our community.
- Does the JLD have any limitations?
Yes. Under the JLD program, the jobs located and developed must be suitable to the scheduling and other needs of the student and must complement and reinforce the educational program employment goals of the student.
- Who is eligible to hire these students?
Any profit or nonprofit employer is eligible to participate in this program.
- Who pays the wages of the students who are hired?
The employer is responsible for paying all student wages and related payroll cost. The purpose of the JLD program is not to supplement student wages, but rather to locate and develop local job opportunities.
- What additional information must an employer provide if a student is employed through the JLD program?
The employer must report to the institution the number of students who are hired and when and hourly rate.
- Who will interview and hire these students?
The Office of Career Services acts as a clearinghouse or referral service. It puts students in touch with local employers who need part-time workers. Therefore, all interviewing and hiring is done by employers in accordance with their own needs and hiring practices. Throughout the process, you will treat the student just as you would any other employee.
- Will the jobs located and developed under the JLD program result in the displacement of employed workers?
No. The jobs located and developed under the JLD program must not displace employees or impair existing services contracts.