JVS Veterans First

We help all military veterans with a special focus on post-911 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. Participants connect with other veterans through the program’s networking groups, workshops and events. The Veterans First team also provides referrals to maximize veterans’ benefits, services and training opportunities.

Services for Veterans include:

  • Professional career coaching to navigate the civilian business and workplace culture
  • Assessments to help identify your interests, strengths and transferable skills for civilian jobs
  • Job placement assistance, networking and peer support
  • Comprehensive resources and referrals to help maximize benefits and connect you with other services
  • Funding for specific vocational training opportunities for eligible veterans

Complimentary Services for Employers

  • Free job posting
  • Full cycle recruitment
  • Job Fairs

Introducing JVS Video Profiles for Veterans

As an added assistance to our highly skilled and motivated veteran clients, we are pleased to introduce a video gallery, including a link to each client’s resume and contact info. If you would like to learn more about military hiring initiatives or the JVS Veterans First program, please call (213)-742-9560 and ask for Veterans First. JVS Video Profiles for Veterans is made possible at no cost to our clients, thanks to our generous funders and our partner, Big Voice Video. Click here to meet our veterans.

Vets In Tech

Sponsored by the California Emerging Technology Fund, JVS Vets In Tech connects qualified, highly motivated Veterans in the IT/computer science fields with local employers who are seeking candidates for open positions. These Veterans come with certifications and a broad range of experience.

If you are a veteran who is currently training in computer science
or need certifications this FREE program is for you!

Vets In Tech Resources offered to Veterans:

  • Employment counseling services
  • Job fairs with top industry employers
  • Paid certifications in the IT/computer science fields
  • Tutoring in preparation for certifications
  • Eligible expenses paid for those Veterans with gaps in tuition
  • Comprehensive network of Veteran resources in the community
  • Resources available to family members of Veterans

Vets In Tech Resources offered to Employers:

  • Full service candidate recruitment and screening to help fill open positions
  • Partially subsidized internships to provide Veterans with on-the-job experience
  • Exclusive job fairs with qualified Veteran candidates

For more information and a national list of additional resources for veterans, please click here.

Veterans First Program Eligibility

  • Any veteran with a DD214, who has served active duty, as a reservist or as a member of the National Guard
  • Eligible veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
  • Veterans who served on active duty in the armed forces during a war or in a war campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized.
  • Veterans who were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable in the last 48 months, including those who were discharged for service-connected disabilities.
  • Those whose service time is completed.
  • Eligible spouses as defined in the Jobs for Veterans’ Act PL 107-288


JVS West Los Angeles WorkSource Center


JVS Veterans First
John Gutierrez
Bob Hope Patriotic Hall
1816 Figueroa Street, 4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: (213) 742-9560
Email: jgutierrez@jvs-socal.org

JVS Vets In Tech
John Gutierrez
Bob Hope Patriotic Hall
1816 Figueroa Street, 4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: (213) 742-9560
Email: jgutierrez@jvs-socal.org


  • California Emerging Technology Fund
  • Call of Duty Endowment
  • City of Los Angeles
  • Clarence Brooks Foundation
  • Edison International
  • Employment Development Department
  • Los Angeles County
  • MVAT Foundation
  • State of California
  • Swords to Plowshares
  • The Boeing Foundation
  • The Carl and Roberta Deutsch Foundation
  • The Green Foundation
  • United Way