To All JVSWorks Career Training Applicants:

All JVSWorks orientations and career training programs have resumed operation utilizing virtual learning and limited in-person classes with strict observance of mask wearing, physical distancing and sanitization. We invite you to apply for the JVSWorks program that fits your qualifications and career goals, and we will contact you as soon as possible. For any additional questions, please email our Recruitment Intake Supervisor, Debbie Gudiel at or Outreach and Recruiting Manager, Rosa Palacios at .

In partnership with Southern California’s top banking institutions, JVS BankWork$® prepares job seekers for positions in banking as a first step on the career ladder in the financial services industry. This intensive 8-week program offers job training, job placement assistance and ongoing coaching for career advancement. BankWork$® has achieved a solid track record in the placement and retention rates of its graduates. JVS BankWork$® is free to eligible applicants.


Invest in yourself and enter the growing financial services industry. The program prepares job seekers through a proven curriculum covering the basics of the banking profession and the customer service skills necessary for success. Graduates will be considered for positions ranging from entry level tellers to personal bankers.


Thanks to the support of over a dozen major banks as well as foundations and individual donors, the program is offered at no cost to eligible participants. BankWork$ is endorsed by the Western Bankers Association.

A BankWork$ Profile

Our partners at nonprofit Working Nation produced this video to share the BankWork$ story and to explore the future of work in the financial services sector.

Schedule and Requirements

Next Training Session

Next Class: May 12, 2021 
Location: Virtual

Class meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. This is an 8-week course.

Frequently Asked Questions



  • Must be 18 or older
  • Minimum High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be fluent in English
  • Valid California ID
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States
  • Basic computer skills
  • Minimum of six months customer service experience, with additional experience in cash handling or sales preferred
  • Achieve required levels on math and reading assessments
  • Must commit to perfect attendance for the duration of the training program
  • Acceptance conditioned upon passing criminal background check
    • *Additional eligibility requirements will apply

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    Our Partners & Sponsors


    • The Pfaffinger Foundation
    • The Rose Hills Foundation
    • The Michael & Irene Ross Endowment Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles