These are unprecedented times and our hearts are heavy. We must acknowledge in no uncertain terms that America has not lived up to its ideals. The murder of George Floyd and the manner of his death have given rise to nationwide protests that reflect the truth that systemic racism persists in our country. America has not achieved a just society for all… 

Join us for a virtual night of laughter, impact and giving, hosted by Fritz Coleman.

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020 at 7pm

Our Mission

Building better lives, one job at a time by empowering individuals
to achieve dignity and economic independence through sustainable employment.

Our Impact

Last year, 50,000 people turned to JVS for help. Last year, with your support, we assisted 33,000 clients, with an additional 20,000 individuals accessing our services.

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How We can help

Explore our Programs and Services

JVS SoCal is responding to COVID-19 by making health and safety a top priority

Free Training

Jumpstart Your New Career

The award-winning JVSWorks® Career Training Programs prepare low wage workers with the skills, resources and access they need to launch professional careers in the growing banking, healthcare and apartment maintenance industries.

Veteran Services

Comprehensive Resources

We assist all military veterans with a special focus on women veterans and post-9/11 veterans by providing professional career coaching, assessments to identify transferable skills, training in high growth career sectors, plus job search skills and job placement assistance.

For Job Seekers

Free Resource Centers

Our skilled and dedicated team is here to help you in your job search. Whether you are currently unemployed, working part-time, looking for training or certification opportunities, transitioning to a new career or re-entering the workforce, we have resources to assist you.

JVS Scholarship Program

Supporting Academic Goals

In partnership with private donors, the JVS Scholarship Program provides qualified Jewish students whose primary residence is in the Greater Los Angeles area with need-based financial aid, in the belief that education represents the first step to career success.

Disability Services

State of the Art Resources

Our staff works with all populations including individuals with disabilities, veterans, refugees, immigrants, welfare-to-work recipients, homeless, victims of violence, opportunity youth and career professionals in transition. 

Mentoring for Women

Career Mentorships

Founded in 1998, this innovative six-month career development program offers women with defined career objectives the unique opportunity to be paired with a mentor who has an established career in the participant’s chosen field.


In the Words of Our Clients

Mayra Plascencia

Luis Jasso

Lorrie Williams

COVID-19 Emergency Fund

This pandemic has affected our already challenged clients and their families with unprecedented hardship and emotional strain. They are in need of our immediate help more than ever before. Join us and make an impact today!

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News and Updates

Team Spotlight: GAIN Unit Assistants

Team Spotlight: GAIN Unit Assistants

What motivates you to wake up and go to work?Pedro AlcarazWhat motivates me go to work is my kids way to achieve my goals for them and provided a better future for them. Also helping the participants.Roxie SmallThis is my purpose every day, the fact that you like your...

Employee Spotlight: Herbert Thau

Employee Spotlight: Herbert Thau

1.What motivates you to wake up and go to work? The simple answer is that I love what I do. I really want to help clients find a satisfying career path not just ‘a job’.  Each client I meet with I think “what can I do to help this person achieve their professional...

Employee Spotlight: Julian Hampton

Employee Spotlight: Julian Hampton

What motivates you to wake up and go to work? What motivates me every day is the ability to make a difference in people's lives. I love to teach and mentor, so being able to use my personal and professional experience to help my students achieve success is incredibly...

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