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

Every year, JVS helps over 3,000 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 over 3,000 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

$28


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.

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Our nationally recognized training programs help people find jobs faster

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JVS experts answer your job search and career-related questions

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Browse Jobs

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Choose Your Path

Our trainings focus on jobs in high-growth industries.

Healthcare

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

Financial Services

Launch your career in banking with our nationally recognized BankWork$ program.

Technology

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

Do you need help clarifying your job goal?

I'm ready to accelerate my job search

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

  • JVS Welcome Session
    July 11, 2017
    10:00 am - 10:40 am

JVS Online Info Session July Tue, Jul 11, 2017 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM PDT Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/313456717 You can also dial in using your phone. United States: +1 (872) 240-3212 Access Code: 313-456-717 First GoToMeeting? Try a test session: https://care.citrixonline.com/g2m/getready (more…)


  • Craft and Communicate Your Accomplishments
    July 11, 2017
    1:30 pm - 4:00 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…)

Instructor

  • Kate Lorch
    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
    July 12, 2017
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Sign up for the JVS Welcome Session in San Francisco to learn about the many ways JVS can help you achieve your job search goals. Join us for an interactive overview of our services while networking with other job seekers. This JVS Welcome Session will be followed by an opportunity to fill out JVS’s Pathway Program (more…)

Instructor

  • Kari Gray
    Kari is an experienced community organizer, workshop facilitator and event coordinator. As JVS's Outreach and Engagement Manager, she helps spread the word about how JVS's training programs help people find jobs. A graduate of Emory University, Kari has worked with Impact Hub San Francisco, California Emerging Technology Fund, SFKIds.org, Independent Arts and Media and the Earth Day Network.

  • Practice and Polish Your Interview Skills
    July 12, 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

A great interviewee demonstrates confidence, competence and commitment. They also create chemistry during the interview so that the hiring committee says, “That’s our candidate!”. This workshop offers you the opportunity to prepare for interviews. You’ll refine your opening statement, analyze interview questions and practice responses. By the end of this workshop, you will: apply a (more…)

Instructor

  • Holley Newmark
    After a successful career in sales and as a corporate sales trainer, Holley found her calling in nonprofits and brought her passion for helping others and exceptional presentation skills to JVS. She specializes in helping people learn how to present themselves to employers.

  • Developing Your Pitch
    July 13, 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Your chance to present yourself may come when you least expect it. Prepare a strong, succinct pitch that represents your experience, strengths and a clear goal. Come ready to practice in a safe space

Instructor

  • David Robins
    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.

Strictly Business

The Bay Area’s most inspirational lunch hour

On May 9, 2017, we raised more than $1 million for JVS’s services that help people build skills and find good jobs. Take a moment to share the inspiring videos of our award winners.

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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.