Job Developers Network


Established in 2011 by the ESCLM, the Job Developers Network (JDN) is a forum for job developers from 16 non-profit employment agencies in the London area to meet, discuss and share information, solve problems, and create solutions, in order to promote collaborative service delivery to job seekers and employers. 

Research has shown that collaboration among job developers can produce significant benefits, including increased organizational capacity, smoother service delivery and inter-agency referrals, and a more cohesive voice and vision for employment services in a community.

The JDN supports its mission with the following:

Sharing of job postings:  Job developers across the London area can help each other fill job orders with screened and qualified candidates, and employers have access to the most and best possible candidates in the London area.

Member professional development and networking: Members regularly meet to exchange information, promote their agencies and learn about industry events and developments.  Members thereby enjoy access to the best practices in their field.

Effective governance: The JDN’s day-to-day activities are supported by two co-chairs and an ESCLM project manager, and are governed by Terms of Reference and a Memorandum of Agreement.  The JDN is supported by community partners and is funded by the City of London’s Prosperity Plan.  Many members contribute to the JDN’s success by volunteering on sub-committees.

Collaborative activities: These include Job Fairs and other events where members can strengthen their relationships with employers and promote their candidates.

Research and Analysis: The JDN has conducted research and produced an industry-leading white paper, “Community Collaborative Approaches to Job Development”. 

Thanks to the many communities that participated and shared their perspectives. For a hard copy, contact:

Training: The JDN has also created innovative training to help job developers collaborate with their peers.  JDN trainers are bringing courses across Ontario.  These courses include research and lessons on the value of collaboration, specific tools for improving collaboration, and ways of overcoming challenges and obstacles to effective job developer collaboration.  Please contact us at

Employer Supports and Services: The employment organizations of London-Middlesex are committed to helping businesses find the right employees. We offer the highest quality employment services, resources, and supports to address both your current and future workforce needs. Our agencies have Job Developer staff who can help you with:

  • The recruitment and selection of employees, job placement and matching;
  • Training supports for network building through instruction in the range of job development and employment services;
  • Identifying and solving systems and/or program delivery issues for optimal job development service delivery;
  • Keeping informed with government employment programs and funding;
  • Advocating for systems change as it relates to client access to employment opportunities;
  • Finding opportunities for labour force diversification including apprenticeships, student summer jobs and so much more!

Our Job Developers Network Members can answer your questions about employer services:

Questions about which agency is right for you? Contact us at