Building better lives, one job at a time by empowering individuals
to achieve dignity and economic independence through sustainable employment.
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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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.
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.
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.
The Ezra Network is an initiative of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles in partnership with JVS SoCal, offering individualized job search skill development and placement support and is located in various synagogues in Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley and the South Bay.
Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) program serves out-of-school youth ages 17 to 24 in Los Angeles County. Participants receive an array of services, from job readiness workshops to college and career exploration, and on-the-job training opportunities in the local community.
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 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.
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.
We support all military veterans by providing career coaching, assessments to identify transferable skills, training in high growth career sectors, job search skills and job placement assistance. JVS Veterans First team partners closely with the LA County Veterans America’s Job Center.
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COVID-19 Contact Tracers – Work from Home JVS SoCal is partnering with LA County Humanitarian Jobs Project to immediately hire and train Contract Tracers Seeking persons with excellent customer service and interpersonal skills Able to show empathy and handle...
by Cedars-Sinai Staff Zina Mansaray has always wanted to be a nurse. Growing up in Sierra Leone, she suffered firsthand the trauma of inadequate medical care: When she was only a year old, her mother died of complications from an infection that wasn't treated...
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...
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