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We believe that everyone deserves access to quality jobs and economic mobility. Every day, we invest in skills training, employer engagement, and systems-level change across California. Because when we work towards equitable paths to opportunity, individuals, families, employers, and communities can thrive.

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Average annual salary 5 years after completing a JVS program compared to 1 year prior

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JVS jobseekers identify as Black, Latine, AANPHI or people of color

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Strong partnerships with California employers

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Whether you’re a first-time jobseeker, or a jobseeker looking to expand your skills, JVS works to close opportunity gaps by supporting you with the skills and confidence to secure quality careers with family-sustaining wages.

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Everyone deserves access to quality jobs and economic mobility.

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Our trainings focus on jobs in high-growth industries.

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Healthcare Programs

We create pathways for jobseekers like nurses, medical assistants, and more, to a growing field.

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Skilled Trades Programs

Learn about careers in a range of industries including automotive and water/waste water management.

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Technology Programs

Get a jumpstart on real-world experience with local businesses with careers in Data Analytics, IT Support, and more.

Working With Young People

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Young people have gained work experience and skills through our programs

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Bay Area businesses annually turn to JVS for work-ready young people to fill routine roles

Learn More About Our High School Bridge Programs
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OneTen’s mission of placing Black talent without four-year degrees into family-sustaining jobs is achievable in large part because of partners like JVS. JVS is transforming the American hiring ecosystem and breaking down barriers to create a more equitable playing field.

~ Maurice Jones, CEO, OneTen
IEWorks Inland Empire

The IEWorks internship program benefits me to pursue a career in water due to one of the main things needed to get into the field, and that’s experience. With the experience that this program has granted me, it will be more of a legitimacy for me to be able to pursue a career in water.

~ Dimitrius, IEWorks Intern 2022
JVS high school Bridge

When I started working with JVS, for the first time, I saw a future and a path to get me there. Now, I have a job that I love; every day I feel so proud to know that I’m making a difference at the construction site, the first step in my career in construction.

~ Sean, High School & Bridge Program Alum
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JVS is just amazing. They’re extremely supportive of the whole community. When I see someone in a similar situation or trying to better themselves, I promote JVS anyway I can. They want to do whatever it takes to help you succeed.

~ Kali, IT Support Program Alum

Our JVS EXCEL cohort became like family. We always supported each other and I looked forward to seeing everyone, even though we were on Zoom. I learned so much through the program and felt so supported through the process.

~ Melody, EXCEL Program Alum

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