JVS News

JVS PFS Project Documents Significant Wage Gains & Job Retention – Press Release

November 18, 2020
A distinguished panel shared results of an innovative Pay for Success program to build skills and wages in the Commonwealth. A new study from evaluator Economic Mobility documented significant wage gains and job retention from the project’s English for Advancement (EfA) program, which engaged more than 2,000 residents in Boston, Lynn, Lowell, and Lawrence. The evaluation, which includes an ongoing randomized control trial, showed that EfA demonstrates a substantial impact on earnings in the second year after project enrollment, averaging $3,505 over the first two years. Participants who were unemployed at enrollment realized earning gains of more than $7,100 compared to members of the control group during the second year after enrollment. The project is the first Pay for Success project in the nation to focus on workforce development.
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JVS News – November 2020

November 5, 2020
Client Success Story, The Work Ahead Campaign, JVS Economic Opportunity Forum, and more!  Read about it here. 
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JVS’s EFA Program Featured in Gold-Standard Evaluation Report by Mobility

November 1, 2020
Early results from a gold-standard evaluation document significant employment and wage gains for immigrant workers. The English for Advancement project...
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Our Work Mentioned in MIT Professor’s Research

October 27, 2020
JVS was recently mentioned in a research brief authored by Paul Osterman of MIT Sloan School of Management. We were...
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Jerry on Yale School of Management Podcast

October 27, 2020
Overcoming barriers to employment is just one of the challenges we face as we build toward more equitable and inclusive...
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