JVS News

Group dedicated to giving homeless tools for success

March 11, 2014
WCVB Channel 5 News: In Boston Strong, one who knows a thing about running is helping others go the distance. Not long ago, Akita was unemployed and homeless. Then life for her and her two children changed.
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Knowledge economy is leaving some behind

October 26, 2013
The Boston Globe: Chameise Few, an unemployed single mother, has interviewed for nearly a dozen jobs in child care and retail over the past 18 months. Each time, she begins with high hopes, only to see them dashed as soon as employers learn she quit high school in the 11th grade.
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Good jobs — The Quiet Issue In Mayor’s Race

August 29, 2013
The Boston Globe: Labor Day is usually the official start to political campaigns, and will likely see a major uptick in interest in the Boston mayoral race. It is also a time when we traditionally reflect on jobs issues.
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Program helps immigrants become certified nursing assistants

August 19, 2013
Boston Herald: When Ranyah Thabit came to Boston from Yemen, she wanted to find work that involved taking care of the elderly, but found it hard to make a connection until she enrolled in a program offered by Hub workforce developer JVS that helps non-native English speakers prepare to become certified nursing assistants.
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Nonprofit puts seniors to work helping other people

January 31, 2013
The Boston Globe: Since high-tech entrepreneur Alan Greenfield retired, he has filled his days with trips, dance classes, and volunteer work. Yet the engineer with a degree from MIT is most excited about his new $10-an-hour job helping low-income families file their tax returns and maximize their refunds.
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