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
- Craft and Communicate Your Accomplishments
January 24, 2018
10:00 am - 12:30 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…)
- Job Search Accelerator Info Session
January 24, 2018
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…)
- Create and Connect Your LinkedIn Network (Advanced)
January 29, 2018
1:30 pm - 4:00 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 are actively using LinkedIn but want to take a deeper dive. This workshop will cover how to search for a job, expand your network, message your contacts and give and (more…)
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.
- Clarify Your Target Job Strategy Session
January 30, 2018
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…)
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.
- JVS Welcome Session
January 31, 2018
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…)
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.