JVS News

NEW: JVS Innovations in Workforce Development

January 17, 2018
At JVS, we are constantly striving to improve our programming and outcomes for our clients. Check out the new innovation...
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Overlooked workers are finding it easier to land jobs

January 7, 2018
The Boston Globe: Shake Shack managers say they have had great success with the roughly two dozen immigrants — many of them refugees — that the restaurant has hired through Jewish Vocational Service over the past year. They are hard workers with a low turnover rate, and are more than making up for the decrease in the number and quality of college students and American-born adults applying for jobs there, managers say.
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JVS Names New Chief Program Officer and Senior Vice President

December 19, 2017
JVS Boston, the region’s largest workforce development organization, is pleased to announce that Kira Khazatsky will be moving into the newly-created role of Chief Program Officer as of January 2018. The transition is occurring as long-time JVS leader and COO Carol Ozelius prepares to retire at the end of 2017.
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Career Centers Reach More Job-Seekers and Employers

December 4, 2017
Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development Beltz came to JVS CareerSolution for help. There, he learned how to use age to his advantage in job interviews and joined job search workshops with others in his same position. “I thought, ‘Wow, I’m not alone,’” he said. “That’s such an empowering experience.”
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Salary Negotiation Workshops Train Over 6,000 Women

December 4, 2017
Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development: In Boston, a woman earns 77 cents for every dollar a man makes. That figure, compounded over a lifetime, translates into a string of losses that the women at CareerSolution could name with rueful clarity when prompted by a workshop facilitator: “We’re leaving money on the table. What else would you do with that?”
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