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

$29


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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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

New banking programs are coming soon. 

 

Technology

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

  • Practice and Polish Your Interview Skills
    Wednesday, May 22, 2019
    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 Instructor
    Holley Newmark
    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.

  • 50 + Job Search Strategy Group
    Thursday, May 23, 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.

Instructor

  • David Robins Instructor
    David Robins
    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.

  • Craft and Communicate Your Accomplishments
    Thursday, May 23, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:30 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

  • David Robins Instructor
    David Robins
    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.

  • Create and Connect Your LinkedIn Network (Advanced)
    Tuesday, May 28, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The capabilities of LinkedIn are almost endless – join us to explore all the bells and whistles. This workshop is designed for job seekers who are actively using LinkedIn but want to take a deeper dive. This workshop will cover how to search for a job, expand your network, message your contacts and give and (more…)

Instructor

  • David Robins Instructor
    David Robins
    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.

  • Welcome Session
    Wednesday, May 29, 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…)

Instructor

  • Jessie Austin
    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.

2018 Annual Report

Learn. Innovate. Earn.

Signs of prosperity surround us, yet well over 1.3 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.