The Job Location and Development (JLD) Program is a federally funded program designed to assist students with part time employment and is administered by the Student Employment Services.
The goal is to provide LMU students with a source to secure off-campus employment regardless of their financial aid eligibility. The JLD program is centered on creating real-world work experiences for students to increase self-knowledge and develop marketable skills.
Contact the JLD Program
If you are interested in participating in LMU's Job Location and Development Program, please email Amie Gonzalez or call Student Employment Services at (310) 338-7606.
JLD Program FAQs 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 to 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. Jobs must also complement and reinforce the employment goals of the student.
Who is eligible to hire these students?
Any profit, nonprofit, or government 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 payroll related costs. 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, when such students are hired and their hourly rate.
Who will interview and hire these students?
The Student Employment Services team 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.