December 6, 2013 – On the heels of reaching milestone graduation and placement numbers, JVS’ innovative BankWork$™ training program has received a commendation from the City of Los Angeles.
11-23-2013 -- JVS's WIA Youth Career Coach Cristina Cruz was among the volunteers joining Mayor Eric Garcetti on his neighborhood walk through Pacoima.
With more than 250 people in attendance at the SLS Hotel, JVS honored Marshall Geller, the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of St. Cloud Capital, with its Lifetime Achievement Award.
Los Angeles, Calif. (October 22, 2013) – There are nearly one million unemployed veterans in the United States, according to a 2013 report from the Department of Labor With more than 30 veteran friendly employers in attendance at The EXPO Center, JVS Los Angeles and The Salvation Army addressed this issue at L.A. Cares a community symposium designed to shine a light on the vital issue of helping our heroes return to civilian life.
The suspension of Federal Government Services (AKA the “shutdown”) is a complicated and evolving situation with many variables.
At its inaugural event, the WoMentoring Leadership Network took attendees around the world and into the hopes and dreams of aspiring women and their mentors.
August 23, 2013 – With a unique pair of program alumni cheering them on and assuring them that they too would be successful, a new group of skilled and job-ready bank tellers met a roomful of recruiters Wednesday as JVS recognized the latest graduates of its award-winning BankWork$™ training program.
August 19, 2013 - JVS is bringing its comprehensive career development and job training services to an area of Los Angeles that has faced persistently high unemployment. In partnership with the Employment Development Department (EDD), JVS has taken over the operation of the Northeast San Fernando Valley WorkSource Center (NSFVWC) in Pacoima. EDD shares the facility located at 11623 Glenoaks Blvd. which was formerly operated by Los Angeles Mission College.
Anthony Rodriguez, JVS Career Development Coordinator, will manage the center, working with local job seekers, including long term unemployed and recently returned veterans. JVS will offer elements of its award-winning Veterans First program at the site. Veterans Firsthelps returning U.S. servicemen and women transition from military to civilian life by providing individual coaching, combined with extensive resources and referrals to meet the specific needs of each person. Thanks to generous support from several private foundations, JVS will also be expanding its highly successful Battle Buddies veterans support group.
“JVS offers a level of professionalism that people aren’t accustomed to, and I think that’s really going to make a difference,” says Rodriguez.
EDD staff welcomed the JVS team on its first day of operation. The two agencies have enjoyed a lengthy and successful partnership, with EDD sharing the same building – albeit on a different floor – as the JVS WorkSource Center in Marina del Rey.
“I know there’s going to be a learning curve as we work together to understand what each entity does and how we can complement each other,” said Eddie Purtuas, alternate manager of EDD’s San Fernando Valley Cluster of Workforce Service. “We want to make sure the customer is getting the biggest bang out of all this. That’s the bottom line.”
“We’re all aimed at the same result, whether we’re sending a person to a workshop that’s primarily facilitated by JVS or sending him to one that is facilitated by EDD,” Purtuas continued. “That’s the beauty of the integration. A person just comes and gets what he needs.”
Among the programs offered will be those geared toward youth ages 16 to 21. The JVS Youth Services staff prepare at risk and probation youth for productive lives by training them to be job ready and assisting with their educational and career paths. Under the direction of Nancy Cabrel and program staff members Ileana Oliva, Margarita Partida and Cristina Cruz, JVS will operate a range of special programs targeted to youth living in poverty or facing specific challenges. All of the JVS staff members based at the center will be fluent in Spanish.
“We’re especially pleased to be serving people in the Northeast San Fernando Valley,” says Marguerite Womack, JVS Director of Workforce Development. “We will be bringing our core programs to the Center, including workshops on resume writing and interview skills, dress for success, and workplace expectations as well as potential new workshops on social media. We really hope to make the process seamless for these clients.”
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JVS honored business leader, entrepreneur, philanthropist and activist Adam Press at its annual gala October 13 at the SLS Hotel, raising more than $450,000 in net proceeds in support of the agency’s mission to help put Los Angeles back to work.
July 2, 2013 -- On the same day that JVS BankWork$™ training program puts its 37th class of qualified tellers through graduation and sent them to waiting recruiters from partnering banks, program administrators learned that BankWork$™ had won the Project Collaboration Award at the 2013 Los Angeles Business Journal (LABJ) Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Award.
July 2, 2013 - For the sixth consecutive year, JVS has received the top 4-Star ranking from Charity Navigator, the leading charity rating organization in the country. Only 3% of the nonprofits Charity Navigator evaluated have earned this prestigious recognition for six consecutive years.
May 10, 2013 - Nearly 500 friends, supporters, returning sponsors and inspirational clients gathered to network and celebrate the achievements of JVS at the 16th Annual Strictly Business L.A. Luncheon.
JVS congratulates Director of Education and Training Jay Soloway and Chief Philanthropy Officer Randy Lapin, both of whom have been honored with awards recognizing their contributions to their respective fields.
April 23, 2013 – A new group of skilled and job-ready bank tellers met a roomful of recruiters as JVS recognized the latest graduates of its award-winning BankWork$™ training program.
Continuing its tradition of recognizing corporate philanthropy, JVS will honor The Boeing Company – a long-time supporter of one of the agency’s signature training programs - with the Corporate Leadership Award at its 16th annual Strictly Business L.A. luncheon. The presentation takes place Wednesday, May 8 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
April 23, 2014 - JVS’ innovative HealthWorks™ training program has won the Educational and Institutional Award at the 4th Annual Los Angeles Business Journal’s Healthcare Leadership Awards.
April 10, 2013 -- Nine men and women of diverse professional experience and personal backgrounds are the latest graduates of JVS’ HealthWorks™, a training program that launches its participants on a career in the healthcare industry.
If you worked for one of dozens of designated companies throughout the state of California and you're still looking for work or seeking an equivalent or higher paying job, you may be eligible for special training through Getting LA Back 2 Work.
April 8, 2013 -- JVS acknowledged the generosity of several of the agency’s most dedicated donors in grand style with the unveiling of its new Wall of Honor.
April 8, 2013 - JVS’ friends, supporters and inspirational clients will convene at The Beverly Hilton May 8 for the 16th Annual Strictly Business L.A. Luncheon.