Meet John, Employee of the Year, 2017

John had a successful career in financial services and technology, until a horrific accident nearly killed him. After seven years of recovery, he joined JVS’s Salesforce Administrator training to update his skills, become a Salesforce Certified Administrator and gain hands-on experience with a paid fellowship at KQED. Today he works for MDLIVE, a leading telehealth provider.

No one tells the story of JVS better than our job seekers and employer partners. At the Strictly Business Awards Luncheon, we honor inspiring individuals and Bay Area companies with awards for “Employee of the Year” and “Business Leadership Award.” Learn about their accomplishments below and see how work transforms lives.

Rosalind, SFRAW

For Rosalind school had always been a challenge and she felt like an outsider. As a child of immigrants, English was not her first language and she struggled with reading and writing, which led to low confidence. She dreamed of being able to contribute to her family...

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Luisanna, John Muir Health

Luisanna had a difficult childhood – she never knew her father and spent most of her youth dealing with her mentally ill mother. Despite these obstacles, she graduated high school and found a job as an administrative assistant, where she worked for six years. Suddenly...

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John, MDLIVE

John had a successful career in financial services and technology, until a horrific accident nearly killed him. After seven years of recovery, he was medically cleared to go back to work, but his entire industry had changed. John quickly realized that he needed to...

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John Muir Health, Training Partner

John Muir Health is an example of a training program JVS designed in response to the company's need for administrative positions. The participants graduated the program as qualified candidates and were also steeped in the John Muir Health mission and commitment to...

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Patricia, UCSF

Patricia, a native San Franciscan and mother of three, had a solid job until the recession hit. She witnessed her office shut down piece by piece when operations – and her job – moved overseas. Initially, she was not worried; she was a Navy veteran with over 25 years...

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