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About Us

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

Our Impact

Last year, we provided life-changing services to over 30,000 people, offering hope and opportunity through job training, career-building skills and access to resources through our network of community partners, empowering them to achieve sustainable employment. Factoring in the nearly 20,000 individuals who accessed one of our sites by attending an orientation, using our computer centers, JVS SoCal impacted close to 50,000 in 2017.

Our services are offered at the America’s Job Centers/WorkSource Centers we operate in West L.A., the Antelope Valley and downtown Los Angeles at Patriotic Hall; through L.A. County GAIN, GROW and REAS for people transitioning from public assistance to the workplace, and in our range of innovative donor-supported programs.

Press Releases

JVS SoCal Raises a Record-Breaking $1.5M for Career and Workforce Development Programs

Year after year, our generous employment partners and donors come together to support JVS SoCal’s mission to provide people with the necessary tools, resources, no-cost job training, placement assistance, and retention support to help them overcome barriers to employment…

JVS SoCal Announces Jeff Carr as Next Chief Executive

JVS SoCal is pleased to announce that Jeff Carr has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the agency. He joins the agency after having most recently served as the Chief Executive for Albertina Kerr Centers, a prominent human services agency in Oregon…

JVS SoCal joins Heroes Linked®, a National Online Network Connecting Veterans to Career Resources

Veterans in Southern California seeking employment services through JVS SoCal’s workforce development programs will gain access and insight into Heroes Linked®, an innovative online platform…

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

JVS SoCal Holds 90th Anniversary Celebration "The Way Forward: Changing Lives Together" LOS ANGELES, Calif. […]

JVS SoCal Partners With Orange County Community Foundation for “The Future is Working” Giving Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                          […]

JVS SoCal Veteran Services Awarded HVRP Grant

The HVRP Grant provides JVS SoCal the ability to continue assisting Veterans in Southern California […]

Partnerships Produce Success: Boeing Awards JVS SoCal Veteran Services $100,000 Grant

LOS ANGELES, CA (November 11th, 2020) –The JVS SoCal Veteran Services Division was awarded a […]

JVS collaborates with Fellows, Nonprofits to raise funds for workforce development

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 18th, 2020) – On March 12th, JVS SoCal along with six […]

America’s Job Centers of California Operated by JVS SoCal and Community Career Development (CCD) Partner to Assist Job Seekers Impacted by War on Drugs

Los Angeles, Calif., Dec. 11, 2019 – JVS SoCal and CCD, operators of America’s Job […]

JVS SoCal Receives $150,000 Grant from S. Mark Taper Foundation

Los Angeles (January 14, 2019) — JVS SoCal is honored…

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