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
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Not sure where to start? Join us to learn more about how we can help you
Choose Your Path
Our trainings focus on jobs in high-growth industries.
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
- Design and Direct Your Job Search Strategy
Thursday, September 19, 2019
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
A plan is a great place to start or refocus your job search. We’ll start with an overview of the elements of a job search and work together on the planning and organizing skills you need to maintain momentum and land your next position. By the end of this workshop, you will: create or refine (more…)
Holley was a client of JVS in 2012, while working as a corporate sales trainer. Through networking and an informational interview, she realized her facilitation and motivation skills were a great fit for JVS and landed a position as an instructor. Holley is passionate about helping others on their job search journeys and making a difference in people’s lives.
- Welcome Session
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
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…)
Jessie has a degree in Modern Jewish Studies from SFSU and has 10+ years of experience teaching, facilitating, and developing curriculum. Jessie is passionate about the intersection between social justice and Judaism and wants to make the world a better place by helping one person at a time.
- Age As An Asset (50+) Job Search Strategy Group
Thursday, September 26, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Strategize in a safe environment with other 50+ job seekers. This informal group is facilitated by JVS staff and will include topics such as addressing age discrimination in the hiring process, highlighting your work experience effectively and transitioning to a new career.
David has been a trainer and facilitator at JVS for 10 years and recently added Career Advisor to his roles. He has been a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP), working in global companies, small consulting firms, nonprofits and government, honing his craft for 30+ years. He specializes in LinkedIn for Job Search and facilitating the 50+ Job Search Strategy Group.
- JVS Closed
Monday, September 30, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
JVS will be closed on Monday, Sept. 30th for Rosh Hashanah. (more…)
- JVS Closed
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
JVS will be closed on Tuesday, October 1st in observance of Rosh Hashanah. (more…)
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“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
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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.