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”?
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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
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’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
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
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
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 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
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
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
Take a look at what came up on our radar in these first two weeks of 2015: Where Men Aren’t Working Did you know that in San Francisco – 17% of prime aged men (ages 25-54) aren’t working? Nationwide that number averages 16% (more than 3x what it was in 1968), and is...read more