ApartmentWorks® Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for ApartmentWorks? Please apply online or on your phone. Once your online application is completed, expect a phone call from the ApartmentWorks recruitment team. If you are having difficulty using the online application, contact .

What is the training schedule? This is an 8-week training course. The classes are held Monday through Friday in the evenings from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Attendance is mandatory.

How much does it cost? There is no cost to you. The cost for your training is paid for by our employer partners and generous funders. However, all participants must be able to commit to attending the program. Missed classes could result in termination from the program.

Is job placement guaranteed? Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive job placement assistance and have the opportunity to interview with all of our employer partners for full-time positions. Although we cannot guarantee placement, our career training programs have a combined placement rate of more than 80% – over 2,300 graduates have been placed in full-time positions since 2006.

Do you provide guidance after placement? Yes, we also provide career counseling and guidance as you grow in your new career.

Is it paid training? No, you are not paid for attending. JVS SoCal provides no-cost training and supportive services to see you through your training and into your new career. In some cases, we can provide you with technology, such as a Chromebook, for online training.

How often is this course offered? ApartmentWorks classes are held at least 4 times each year. You can apply at any time. Class start dates can be found here.

Where are the classes held? Classes are held both online via Zoom and at a convenient location in Los Angeles County with COVID safety protocols in place.

Do you require maintenance experience? No, but employers prefer a consistent work history, customer service experience (six consecutive months, W-2 or check stub please), and a talent for hands-on work. If you’re good at fixing things this program may be perfect for you.

What if I have a criminal record? Candidates must pass a criminal background check, independently administered and reviewed. There are no exceptions. JVS SoCal pays for the cost of the background check.

What if I’m not accepted into the ApartmentWorks program?  If you are not accepted into ApartmentWorks we can provide you with additional resources. Our AJCC offers of employment services including career coaching, free training opportunities for high growth industries (including IT, construction, and healthcare), job placement assistance, and candidate recruitment at no cost. For more information visit our AJCC page or contact Patti Martinez, Program Manager at or 310-309-6000 ext 215.


Ready to apply? Please go to our application and apply online or on your phone.

Having problems applying online? Send your resume to us at  and be sure to tell us which program you’re applying to.