Employment, Job Related

Jewish Vocational Service and Employment Center

  • CHICAGO, IL
  • www.jvschicago.org

Mission Statement

Empowering all people in need to find fulfillment through work.

ruling year

1934

Principal Officer

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Paul L. Epner

Keywords

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Rehabilitation, Employment, Counseling, Placement, Literacy, ESL

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EIN

36-2167762

Also Known As

Jvs Chicago

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Vocational Rehabilitation (includes Job Training and Employment for Disabled and Elderly) (J30)

Vocational Counseling / Guidance / Testing (J21)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

1. Employment placement services: JVS' professional staff assists individuals with organizing strategic job searches, developing resumes and cover letters, using the Internet to investigate career possibilities, and sharpening self-marketing skills (interviewing, networking and negotiating.) Profiles of job ready candidates are posted on the JVS website and matched with available positions - from entry to executive levels - connecting recruits with more than 5000 Chicago area employers. There is no fee for this matching service. 2. Employment workshop services: - Suburban Resource Network (SRN). SRN, sponsored by Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) and Jewish Family and Community Service (JFCS), provides group programs to meet the needs of individuals in various stages of career transition resulting from downsizing, corporate restructuring, life-stage change and obsolete skills. - Career Connections For Professionals - A monthly speakers' forum providing those who are in career transition, unemployed or underemployed an opportunity to network and learn about topics related to the job search. Experts offer practical tools and strategies to wage a job campaign, providing energy and motivation for participants to pursue their career paths. - CareerTracks -- Created in partnership with Jewish Children's Bureau, CareerTracks addresses the dilemma of young Jewish adults, ages 18-24, who are having difficulty making the transition from high school to work or sustaining a college education. They face barriers which inhibit their progress, whether academic, emotional or developmental. The program is targeted to helping them focus on a direction and achieve self-sufficiency. - Jewish Employment Network (JEN). JEN is a cooperative partnership between JVS, more than 60 affiliated congregations, the Chicago Board of Rabbis and the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. It serves middle and upper-level managers and professionals whose jobs have been impacted by corporate restructuring as well as career changers, young professionals and college and post-graduate students. - Special Events/Seminars - Events, held at libraries and bookstores, highlight critical aspects of a job campaign and present cutting-edge techniques to succeed in the rapidly changing marketplace and technological revolution. 3. Employment counseling programs: JVS' professional staff assists individuals in determining a career direction that will utilize their talents by evaluating their interests, values and achievements to clarify all possible career options. Individual counseling and coaching include testing and assessment, identifying mentors and evaluating educational options as well as transferable skills. Counseling fees are on a sliding scale. 4. Employment skills training services: Homemaker/Health Care Aid, Business Services, Janitorial, Clerical, Retail Services

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al Service & Employment Center
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Jewish Vocational Service and Employment Center

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Principal Officer

Paul L. Epner

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

David A. Bronner

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