Job Developers are integral to the success of a YouthBuild program’s placement and retention. They are a central part of the placement strategy, overseeing contact and follow-up with participants and employers. 

This Supplement to the DOL YouthBuild Placement Toolkit provides the following: 


• Focused look at the role of the Job Developer, a distinct and required role at a YouthBuild program 


• Employer partner-focused placement templates based on best practice examples from the YouthBuild field


• The actual best practice placement examples created and used by active DOL YouthBuild programs 


• Resources that provide guidance on planning and evaluation of placement strategies and partnerships