9-24-2012 -- JVS staff member Kathy Marshall will be seen on banners along Santa Monica Boulevard during the month of October as part of the City of West Hollywood’s recognition of Disability Awareness Month.
JVS is pleased to announce the hiring of Josephine Kotliar as the agency’s new Grants Director.
More than 30 companies will be represented at the 2012 Job and Career Development Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 at Fiesta Hall in Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood.
9-21-2012--JVS and the Job Services Network will hold the second annual Job Services Network Job Fair Thursday September 27 at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center in Palmdale.
8-13-2012 –Angelica Generoso will head up the HealthWorks[TM] program, one of JVS' signature training initiatives, which starts individuals on a career path in the health care industry. The 12-week program prepares individuals to take the State Certification Examination to become a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), the first step on a health care career ladder. To date, the program has seen 100% of its students pass the State Certification exam, with 81% of graduates finding jobs within the first six months.
More than 450 GAIN participants attended the job fair, eclipsing the previous number of 279 who attended the previous job fair. They met and interacted with 14 employers including Kohl’s Department Store, Select Staffing, Primerica, Starwood Hotels and Goodwill of Southern California.
Seeking both to expand its membership and strengthen a JVS signature mentoring program that matches women experiencing life and career transitions with professional role models, the WoMentoring Leadership Network (WLN) gathered for a networking and recruiting event.
The JVS Scholarship Alumni Committee is inviting to students, donors and friends to join them for a festive evening of Bingo at the lengendary Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood. The event will take place on Sunday, August 12 from 7pm to 8:30 with a $20 suggested donation at the door. All proceeds raised will go to sustain the JVS Alumni Scholarship Fund, which just awarded its inaugural grant for the 2012-2013 academic year. Hamburger Mary's is located at 8288 Santa Monica Blvd. at Sweetzer. Please RSVP to Patricia Sills at (323) 761-8888 x8868 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
8-02-2012 - JVS is expanding its geographic boundaries, moving west into the Conejo Valley and Ventura County, and a familiar face to JVS jobseekers will be leading the way.
August 1, 2012 -- A new group of qualified and employment-ready bank tellers met a roomful of recruiters Wednesday as JVS recognized the latest graduates of its award-winning BankWork$™ program.
July 30, 2012 -- JVS’ WorkSource Center in West Hollywood has assembled an exciting lineup of guest speakers for late summer and early fall.
July 27, 2012-- JVS bid a fond farewell to the 16 members of its 2012 Literacy*AmeriCorps partnership program Friday, thanking them for their contributions toward helping Southern Californians strengthen their literacy and job readiness skills.
July 19, 2012 -- JVS Los Angeles has announced that BankWork$™, its award-winning program which trains individuals for entry level careers as bank tellers in the banking industry, is expanding into the San Fernando Valley
July 12, 2012 -- Celebrating 40 years of helping students make their educational dreams come true, Jewish Vocational Service of Los Angeles (JVS) honored the donors and recipients of the 2012-13 JVS Scholarship Program.
JVS Hosts Goodwill Hiring Event at Marina del Rey WorkSource Center
(June 25, 2012). JVS and Goodwill Retail Services are looking for a few good bookstore and donation center attendants.
On Wednesday, June 27, Goodwill will hold a hiring event at JVS’s Marina del Rey WorkSource Center, at 13160 Mindanao Way, #207 Marina Del Rey, CA 90292. Applicants are invited to submit resumes for 23 open positions at Good Will stores set to open in Culver City, El Segundo, Pacific Palisades, West Los Angeles and Marina Del Rey.
The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and interested parties may come at any time during these hours. Goodwill will conduct pre-screening and final interviewing on site and possibly make hiring decisions by the end of the day.
Everyone is invited to attend including both current JVS WorkSource clients and non-clients. Part-time and full-time openings are available. Applicants do not need to be working with a JVS case manager to apply for these positions.
The bookstore and donation center attendant positions pay $8.50 per hour. Goodwill will also be reviewing resumes for store manager openings at $12 per hour, as well as for assistant store managers, attended donation center attendants and key holders, drivers, dock workers and material handlers.
To be considered for the bookstore and donation center openings, applicants must have a good knowledge of basic math; the ability to lift 40 pounds and stand for 5 to 8 hours; punctual and dependable attendance and the ability to work a variable or flexible schedule and overtime. Applicants must also possess good communication skills and the ability to work with minimal supervision and provide excellent customer and donor service.
All applicants should “dress to impress.” Previous experience in retail or working with the public is a plus. A high school diploma or GED is preferred. Bi-lingual English-Spanish a plus.
Interested JVS clients should bring several copies of their work experience resumes.
Non-JVS clients will need to bring:
• A current California Driver’s License or California I.D. Card
• Social Security Card, Birth Certificate or Passport
• Selective Service Registration (SSR) printout. Males born after 1960 should access www.sss.gov for more information.
• Cal Jobs Resume. Register at www.caljobs.ca.gov and enter in your resume. Print your resume with the CalJobs logo/tool bar)
• For non citizens: Permanent or Temporary Resident Card or Alien Registration Receipt Card or Employment Authorization Card
Free street parking is available on Glencoe and Mindanao Way. Goodwill and JVS do not validate for the paid parking lot.
For more information, call (323) 309-6000 or visit www.jvsla.org.
For more information about jobs at Goodwill, visitwww.goodwillsocal.org/employment.
West L.A. WorkSource Center
13160 Mindanao Way
Marina del Rey , CA 90292
June 23, 2012 FAQ about the Relocation of JVS from West Hills to Sherman Oaks
Jewish Vocational Service’s (JVS) Veterans First program has earned a Nonprofit Citizenship Award from the Los Angeles Business Journal (LABJ).
Effective July 1, 2012 Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) will be relocating a number of its services from its West Valley campus at the Milken Center to a satellite JVS office in Sherman Oaks. The Milken Center building has been sold by the Jewish Federation, and will be closing on June 30.
On Thursday, May 17 JVS presented its 2012 Corporate Awards to Bank of America and AMS Fulfillment, two companies that have hired over 150 JVS clients over the past few years at a luncheon held at The Beverly Hilton. Steve Hirsh, Founding Chair of the event and owner of the legendary downtown Cooper Design Center, presented the awards.