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

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We have several ways to jumpstart your job search.

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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?

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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

  • Target and Tune Up Your Resume
    September 14, 2017
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm

This workshop will give you a chance to analyze job postings from the perspective of a hiring manager. You’ll develop a strong and consistent applicant profile by aligning your job search materials using successful models. By the end of this workshop, you will: analyze job postings from the hiring manager’s perspective improve your job search (more…)

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  • Practice and Polish Your Interview Skills
    September 18, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:30 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…)

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  • 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.

  • Design and Direct Your Job Search Strategy
    September 18, 2017
    1:30 pm - 4:00 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…)

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.

  • Craft and Communicate Your Accomplishments
    September 19, 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…)

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  • 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.

  • Expand and Explore Your Networking Skills
    September 25, 2017
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Networking is essential for any job seeker. Attend this fun, interactive workshop to learn new techniques for making connections. You’ll practice sharing your interests and goals and create a plan for an exciting journey using informational interviews. By the end of this workshop, you will: identify concerns or obstacles that are impeding your networking create (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.

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.