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

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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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?

Explore our Job Search Accelerator

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

  • Design and Direct Your Job Search Strategy
    December 18, 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:30 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.

  • Clarify Your Target Job Strategy Session
    December 19, 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This workshop is designed to follow-up on the Clarify and Construct Your Target Job Workshop offered each month at JVS. The process of identifying and constructing the profile for your next job can be intense. It require a great deal of brainstorming, networking, and refining. This Strategy Session will give participants a chance to work (more…)

Instructor

  • Kate Lorch
    Kate loves to help people solve the puzzles of their work life and their job search. She has worked in vocational training for five years and has over 10 years of experience teaching high school and mentoring teachers. She received a master’s degree in Teaching from Brown University and is also a National Board Certified Teacher.

  • Job Search Accelerator Info Session
    December 20, 2017
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Is it time to give your job search a boost? Kick off or relaunch your job search in JVS’s Job Search Accelerator at no cost to you. This program starts with 36 hours of in-person job search essentials training, followed by weekly group meetings and opportunities to meet one-on-one with a career advisor. Learn more and (more…)


  • Target and Tune Up Your Resume
    December 20, 2017
    2:30 pm - 4:30 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…)

Instructor

  • Kate Lorch
    Kate loves to help people solve the puzzles of their work life and their job search. She has worked in vocational training for five years and has over 10 years of experience teaching high school and mentoring teachers. She received a master’s degree in Teaching from Brown University and is also a National Board Certified Teacher.

2017 Annual Report

Expanding Our Impact

As we reflect on the last year, we’re proud of our new directions and innovations. Learn about how we expanded our geographic footprint and the innovative JVS programs that are transforming lives.

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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. 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.