JVS transforms lives by helping people build in-demand skills and find good jobs

Every year, JVS helps over 3,000 youth and adults succeed through skills training and the right connections Watch Our Success StoriesHelp Me Get Back to Work

Over the past 40 years, JVS has helped 80,000 people build in-demand skills and make connections to find jobs and strengthen our Bay Area community.

7 out of 10


adult graduates find work

$28


average hourly wage for adults

800 youth


build skills and find work annually

What Can I Do Right Now?

We have several ways to jumpstart your job search.

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Our nationally recognized training programs help people find jobs faster

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JVS experts answer your job search and career-related questions

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Choose Your Path

Our trainings focus on jobs in high-growth industries.

Healthcare

We have the connections and experience to help nurses, medical assistants and more to build a career in healthcare.

Financial Services

Launch your career in banking with our nationally recognized BankWork$ program.

Technology

Leverage your professional experience for a career in Salesforce administration, digital marketing and more.

Do you need help clarifying your job goal?

I'm ready to accelerate my job search

JVS was the right place for me to re-skill and reinvent myself. My classmates were so smart and motivated to learn. The instruction was top-notch and prepared me to re-enter the workforce with confidence.

-John, Salesforce Administrator

Upcoming Workshops

  • 50 + Job Search Strategy Group
    April 25, 2017
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Strategize in a safe environment with other 50+ job seekers. This informal group is facilitated by JVS staff and will include topics such as addressing age discrimination in the hiring process, highlighting your work experience effectively and transitioning to a new career.

Instructor

  • David Robins
    David has experience as a corporate trainer and consultant and has been an instructor and facilitator for over 10 years. He specializes in networking, including LinkedIn skills, and has a focus on working with clients over 50.

  • JVS Welcome Session
    April 26, 2017
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Sign up for the JVS Welcome Session in San Francisco to learn about the many ways JVS can help you achieve your job search goals. Join us for an interactive overview of our services while networking with other job seekers. (more…)

Instructor

  • Kari Gray
    Kari is an experienced community organizer, workshop facilitator and event coordinator. As JVS's Outreach and Engagement Manager, she helps spread the word about how JVS's training programs help people find jobs. A graduate of Emory University, Kari has worked with Impact Hub San Francisco, California Emerging Technology Fund, SFKIds.org, Independent Arts and Media and the Earth Day Network.

  • Professionals and Executive Strategy Group
    April 27, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Strategize in a safe environment with other senior level job seekers. This informal group is facilitated by JVS staff and will include a special focus on peer support and sharing best practices for landing senior level positions. By the end of this workshop, you will: connect with other professionals to share ideas and tips generate (more…)

Instructor

  • Mark Guterman
    Mark, a long-time Bay Area career consultant, has worked with thousands of clients in various stages of their career journeys. At JVS, he is an instructor, curriculum designer and career coach who helps clients determine their goals, develop viable plans and stay motivated.

  • Resumes and More
    April 28, 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This workshop will give you a chance to analyze job postings from the perspective of a hiring manager. You’ll develop a strong and consistent applicant profile by aligning your job search materials using successful models. By the end of this workshop, you will: analyze job postings from the hiring manager’s perspective improve your job search (more…)

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  • Job Search Planning
    May 10, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A plan is a great place to start or refocus your job search. We’ll start with an overview of the elements of a job search and work together on the planning and organizing skills you need to maintain momentum and land your next position. By the end of this workshop, you will: create or refine (more…)

Instructor

  • Holley Newmark
    After a successful career in sales and as a corporate sales trainer, Holley found her calling in nonprofits and brought her passion for helping others and exceptional presentation skills to JVS. She specializes in helping people learn how to present themselves to employers.

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We Help Employers

Find the Right People

“It’s been an awesome experience working with JVS. The students are passionate about wanting to pursue this as a career. They are among the most driven and enthusiastic employees that we have.”

Lisa Foust

SVP Human Resources, John Muir Health

Our Employer Partners

We work closely with Bay Area employers to develop programs that teach our candidates in-demand skills. For hiring, internships, training and more, check out our services for employers. See More Partners

Looking to Hire?

Leading Bay Area businesses turn to JVS to hire the right people, grow their companies and strengthen the Bay Area community. Tell us your needs, and we’ll help you find or train motivated, qualified talent.