What We're Reading

We weren’t shocked to read The New York Time’s piece about how job searching gets more difficult with age. Age discrimination is real, and we work with thousands of job seekers each year to combat it. In fact, of all JVS job seekers who found work last year, 50% were over age 40. Still, we all need to advocate for age diversity in our workplaces. Would your company pass the “shoe test”?

Get up to date on issues that are affecting job seekers, the latest with JVS programs and more.

Best Practices for New Apprenticeships

The Veterinary Assistant Apprenticeship program exemplifies an aspect of JVS’s work that is less visible, but vital. More than a job training provider, JVS leverages 40+ years of Bay Area connections to forge innovative, life-changing partnerships. On July 11, 2018,...

read more

The Future of (Water) Work

Is California headed back into a drought? Did we ever come out? Californians spend a lot of time worrying about having enough water, but there’s another question we can’t ignore. How can we build the pipeline of workers to ensure our water supply is reliable and safe?...

read more

Transitions at JVS

A Message From JVS Board President, Michael Walker Together with the JVS Board of Directors, I’m writing to share some important news. After working at JVS since 1975 and serving as Executive Director and CEO since 1984, Abby Snay has decided to step down from her...

read more

What We’re Reading

What’s on your fall reading list? Here’s a bit of what we’ve been reading in the world of work: On Age Discrimination We weren’t shocked to read The New York Time’s piece about how job searching gets more difficult with age. Age discrimination is real, and we work...

read more

What your unemployed friend actually needs

Do’s and Don’ts to support your friend who is in transition, between jobs or just plain unemployed A recently unemployed client shared, “Becoming unemployed is emotionally wrought, especially if you’re like me and your whole identity is wrapped up in your career.”...

read more

#AwesomeAdmins Featured at Dreamforce

As part of the massive Dreamforce conference, Salesforce gathered expert trainers, including JVS, to lead a session about innovative job training programs that are helping people transform their skills to become Salesforce professionals. JVS’s Skills to Work in...

read more

Old Navy or Banana Republic?

What will your life be like in 2020? That’s a question JVS youth, ages 15-16, grappled with as the adult world scrambled to get taxes done last week. With their first day at work just one week away, the students learned about the aspect of adulthood that excited them...

read more

JVS Youth in the Birdhouse

JVS youth visited the Birdhouse to get first-hand #careeradvice from Twitter employees. From the beaks of Twitter’s brightest: Don’t take “no” for an answer #persistencepays Work/life balance is important #boundaries Be Genuine. Be you. #NoOneButYou Working full-time...

read more

JVS Youth: Called to the Field

It’s not every day that JVS youth earn a personal endorsement from the Chief of police, but that’s exactly what happened last Friday. As part of the Mayor’s Youth Employment and Education Program (MYEEP) career day, San Francisco high school students explored...

read more

What We’re Reading

Don’t miss some of the biggest employment articles from the last days of January. Here is what JVS was reading: Give the unemployed a second chance Meet Bonita, a 46-year-old accounting certificate holder who feels employers don’t consider her because of her age and...

read more