Millions of our neighbors have lost jobs, income, and are experiencing soaring financial stress.

JVS was built to respond to this crisis. Our services are needed now more than ever to help people get back to work.

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

Every year, JVS helps nearly 2,500 youth and adults succeed through skills training and the right connections
Watch Our Success StoriesHelp Me Get Back to Work

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

Every year, JVS helps nearly 2,500 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


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.

Explore Courses

Our nationally recognized training programs help people find jobs faster

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Attend A Welcome Session

Not sure where to start? Join us to learn more about how we can help you


Get Advice

JVS experts answer your job search and career-related questions


Browse Jobs

See jobs from a few of our employer partners


Choose Your Path

Our trainings focus on jobs in high-growth industries.


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

Financial Services

New banking programs are coming soon. 



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

Ready to give your job search a boost?

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

  • Interviewing in the Zoom Age
    Monday, September 28, 2020
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In this era of physical distancing most companies and organizations are using Zoom to conduct interviews. In this workshop you’ll have a chance to consider the many aspects of preparing for an interview on zoom. We’ll talk about best practices for the interview and take a look at the top ten most frequently asked questions, (more…)

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Want to understand your rights in the job search during Covid? Join us for a two hour session where we will show you the basics of getting important information to stay safe and comfortable in your job search during this difficult time. (more…)

  • How to Pivot Your Job Skills
    Tuesday, September 29, 2020
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

With so many businesses closing, many highly qualified people are finding themselves out of work and locked out of their industry. This two-hour zoom session will teach you how to pivot to new work that uses your unique skill set. We’ll look at the transferable skills that are universal to all industries and also examine (more…)

  • LinkedIn Advanced
    Wednesday, September 30, 2020
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The capabilities of LinkedIn are almost endless – join us to explore all the bells and whistles. This workshop is designed for job seekers who have a complete and active LinkedIn profile but want to take a deeper dive. This workshop will cover how to: strategically search for a job; expand your network; optimize your (more…)

  • Chat with a Career Coach - October 1st 1pm
    Thursday, October 1, 2020
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Chat with a Career Coach - October 1st 2:30pm
    Thursday, October 1, 2020
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Career Coaching through JVS can help clarify your career goals, plan a career transition or resolve issues that interfere with your career satisfaction and growth. Under normal circumstances, individualized career coaching is the only service at JVS with a cost, in these challenging times we want to offer you a chance to ask your pressing (more…)

2019 Annual Report

“JVS stuck with me until I found a job.”

Signs of prosperity surround us, yet well over 1.5 million Bay Area residents are barely surviving on less than $30,000 a year. Here’s what we’re doing to help.

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. Become a partner.

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.

As we navigate the evolving COVID-19 crisis together, we want to acknowledge these disorienting times and express deep empathy for all those who have been affected in our own community and around the world. 

JVS has remained unwavering in our commitment to build in-demand skills and find good jobs for people in our community. 

We have quickly shifted our programs to fully virtual services. Together, we will make it through these uncertain times. We are here for you, now more than ever.

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