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Founded in 1931 in the midst of the Great Depression, the legacy of today’s JVS SoCal began with a single desk in a Bunker Hill office in downtown Los Angeles, serving job seekers who were struggling to survive amid overt workplace discrimination. Eight decades later, the agency is a recognized regional leader in the field of workforce development, offering a broad range of innovative programs to 50,000 individuals each year and advocating on issues of public policy that impact the people we serve.


Our Mission

Empowering individuals to achieve dignity and economic independence through sustainable employment.

Our Vision

Thriving communities with hope and economic opportunity for all.

Our Values

Respect for individuals and families

Integrity and professionalism in all our interactions

Principled advocacy on behalf of those we serve

Collective and collaborative stewardship

Commitment to uplift communities and serve those in need

JVS SoCal holds “The Way Forward: Changing Lives Together”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia ContactJohn DiazJVS   JVS SoCal Holds 90th Anniversary Celebration “The Way Forward: Changing Lives Together”   LOS ANGELES, Calif. (June 17th, 2021) — JVS SoCal held its virtual celebration,... read more


Juneteenth Juneteenth (also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day or Emancipation Day) is a day to honor and celebrate liberation. It was 156 years ago on June 19, 1865 that all Americans became free from slavery (despite the Emancipation Proclamation occurring two years... read more

Refugee Day

World Refugee Day shines a light on the rights, needs and dreams of refugees, helping to mobilize political will and resources so refugees can not only survive but also thrive. While it is important to protect and improve the lives of refugees every single day,... read more

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