Millions of our neighbors have lost jobs, income, and are experiencing soaring financial stress.

JVS was built to respond to this crisis. Our services are needed now more than ever to help people get back to work.

JVS transforms lives by helping people build in-demand skills and find good jobs

Every year, JVS helps nearly 2,500 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 nearly 2,500 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


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.

Explore Courses

Our nationally recognized training programs help people find jobs faster

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Not sure where to start? Join us to learn more about how we can help you


Get Advice

JVS experts answer your job search and career-related questions


Browse Jobs

See jobs from a few of our employer partners


Choose Your Path

Our trainings focus on jobs in high-growth industries.


We have the connections and experience to help nurses, medical assistants and more to build a career in healthcare.

Financial Services

New banking programs are coming soon. 



Leverage your professional experience for a career in Salesforce administration, digital marketing and more.

Ready to give your job search a boost?

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

  • LinkedIn Basics
    Monday, August 10, 2020
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • LinkedIn Basics
    Monday, August 24, 2020
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Get started with LinkedIn! This class will cover how to build and manage your LinkedIn profile, use LinkedIn in your job search and start leveraging LinkedIn for reaching out to and adding connections. Individual assistance will be available during the last 30 minutes of class. By the end of this workshop, you will: -have a (more…)

  • What Employers Want
    Tuesday, August 11, 2020
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • What Employers Want
    Tuesday, August 25, 2020
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Who is the ideal candidate for the job that you want? Is it you? This two hour zoom session will teach you how to decode a job description to find out what employers truly want. We’ll look at a case study to learn some decoding skills and talk about the anatomy of a job description. Then (more…)

  • Rapid Resume Reboot
    Wednesday, August 12, 2020
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Rapid Resume Reboot
    Wednesday, August 26, 2020
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Ready to reboot your resume? This two hour zoom session will help you get started. Together we will examine formats for resumes in 2020​, learn how to target your resume and why it is vital​, and create a plan to tune-up your resume so that it stays in the hands of a hiring manager longer (more…)

  • EDD and CalCareers
    Thursday, August 13, 2020
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The California Employment Development Department is hiring. Other state organizations are hiring. Want some help navigating systems and applying to these great jobs? Join facilitators and fellow job-seekers for a workshop that will help you understand how to search for and apply for positions. During the workshop, we will:   Review the application process Support you as you (more…)

  • Interviewing in the Zoom Age
    Monday, August 17, 2020
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In this era of physical distancing most companies and organizations are using Zoom to conduct interviews. In this workshop you’ll have a chance to consider the many aspects of preparing for an interview on zoom. We’ll talk about best practices for the interview and take a look at the top ten most frequently asked questions, (more…)

2019 Annual Report

“JVS stuck with me until I found a job.”

Signs of prosperity surround us, yet well over 1.5 million Bay Area residents are barely surviving on less than $30,000 a year. Here’s what we’re doing to help.

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.

As we navigate the evolving COVID-19 crisis together, we want to acknowledge these disorienting times and express deep empathy for all those who have been affected in our own community and around the world. 

JVS has remained unwavering in our commitment to build in-demand skills and find good jobs for people in our community. 

We have quickly shifted our programs to fully virtual services. Together, we will make it through these uncertain times. We are here for you, now more than ever.

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