Creating Career Connections

A new program providing women job seekers with the guidance, support, and employment resources to help them achieve their career goals.


Creating Career Connections


Start your new career in just 8 weeks! Enroll in one of our no-cost Career Training programs today.


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

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 job training and career services.

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HIRE Vets Gold Medallion Award

JVS SoCal is a 2021 recipient of the HIRE Vets Medallion Award, the only federal-level veterans’ employment award that recognizes a company or organization’s commitment to veteran hiring, retention, and professional development. Learn how…

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Our Work on the Ground

Services for CalWORKs recipients to help them find employment, stay employed, and move on to higher paying jobs that lead them to self-sufficiency and independence.

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No Cost Career Training

JVSWorks career training programs prepare individuals for a career in the growing banking, healthcare and apartment maintenance industries, offering carrier pathways, competitive wages employee benefits and professional networking.


Veterans Services Southern California

Veteran Services

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

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.

Jewish Community Programs

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.

Youth Programs

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.

Mentoring for Women

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.

JVS Scholarship Program

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

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.

America's Job Center

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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Lynn Segerblom: “JVS made a difference in my life”

With JVS SoCal’s help, Lynn Segerblom achieved financial stability after the Great Recession collapsed the economy. She returned for help from a JVS career coach 2022 when she realized it was time to change her work environment…

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Meet Branesha: “It’s Who You Know, and I know JVS”

It’s often said it’s not what you know, but who you know, and in the case of Branesha Julene Clay, getting to know JVS SoCal has been life-changing. Branesha is a single mom of two teenage daughters, 16-year-old Shamara and 15-year-old Diamond…

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