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
    June 14, 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.

  • LinkedIn: Power Up Your Network
    June 14, 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:00 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. We will have computers available for use; however, you are (more…)

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.

  • Successful Networking Techniques
    June 20, 2017
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

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

  • Mark Guterman
    Mark, a long-time Bay Area career consultant, has worked with thousands of clients in various stages of their career journeys. At JVS, he is an instructor, curriculum designer and career coach who helps clients determine their goals, develop viable plans and stay motivated.

  • Online Learning, Lifelong Learning
    June 21, 2017
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Does your target job require a new set of skills? Are you on a quest to build your credibility by earning a certificate or degree? We live in a time of abundant online education opportunities that offer great benefits but can also be overwhelming. Get the most out of this workshop by knowing your target (more…)

Instructor

  • Michelle Wood
    Michelle has 20 years of experience as a technology trainer. She is a certified CASAS eTests Online Coordinator and Microsoft Office Specialist. As an avid online learner, she has earned several certificates from Lynda.com and Coursera.org-UC San Diego, including courses on effective learning assessments.

  • JVS Welcome Session
    June 21, 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.

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The Strictly Business Awards Luncheon honors the hard work of our JVS job seekers and leading Bay Area businesses.

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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.