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.
What Can I Do Right Now?
We have several ways to jumpstart your job search.
Our nationally recognized training programs help people find jobs faster
Attend A Welcome Session
Not sure where to start? Join us to learn more about how we can help you
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.
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
- Clarify and Construct Your Target Job
December 12, 2017
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Achieving clarity about your target job is a fundamental step in the job search process. This workshop will give participants a chance to explore their strengths, values, interests, and preferred work environments in order to envision that next role. Join us to spend some time clarifying and constructing your target job. There is a follow (more…)
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.
- Start Your Career in Tech
December 12, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Want a career in tech, but don’t know where to start? Join our special guest, Sameer Siruguri, Bay Area tech expert, to learn the steps you need to get started in the industry. You’ll gain a better understanding of: • job roles in tech and the skills needed for each position • the ins and (more…)
- JVS Welcome Session
December 13, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Looking for work and feeling stuck? Confused and overwhelmed by the information on the JVS website? Join us for an interactive overview of all JVS services while networking with other job seekers. (more…)
- Craft and Communicate Your Accomplishments
December 13, 2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
A successful job seeker has a prepared set of accomplishments and stories to share with their potential employer. Whether these accomplishments are communicated in a resume, cover letter or interview, they should be carefully crafted and selected. This interactive workshop will help you identify your greatest employment stories and give you time to practice sharing (more…)
- Professionals and Executive Strategy Group
December 14, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 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…)
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.
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.
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
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.