JVS Chicago

JVS logoJVS Chicago serves more than 5,000 job seekers, employers and entrepreneurs annually. Services include career counseling, job skills and customized job training, professional job placement, small business development, credit building and access to capital. JVS Chicago provides specialized programs for youth and, the Jewish community and people with disabilities, serving entry-level to advanced job seekers. Locations across Metropolitan Chicago, West Rogers Park, Skokie, Northbrook and the Chicago Loop.

* Listings with an asterisk are part of the JUF/JF partnership of agencies serving the Chicago and worldwide Jewish community.

JVS Chicago Central Office *

216 W. Jackson Blvd.
Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60606-6920
Phone: (855) 463-6587 (855-INFO-JVS)
Fax: (312) 553-5544
Email: info@jvschicago.org
Web: http://www.jvschicago.org

JVS Chicago serves job seekers, employers and entrepreneurs. Services include career counseling, job skills and customized job training, professional job placement, small business development, and access to capital. JVS Chicago provides specialized programs for youth, the Jewish community and people with disabilities, serving entry-level to advanced job seekers. Locations in Chicago Loop, West Rogers Park, Skokie and Northbrook.

Academic Scholarships *

JVS Chicago
Phone: (855) 463-6587 (855-INFO-JVS)
Fax: (312) 553-5544
Email: info@jvschicago.org
Web: http://www.jvschicago.org

Educational scholarship funds from grants administered by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago are available for Jewish full-time college and graduate students, predominantly those legally domiciled in the metropolitan Chicago area, who are identified as having promise for significant contributions in their chosen careers. Assistance is available primarily for those with financial need who are pursuing careers in the helping professions.

Career Coaching *

JVS Chicago
Phone: (855) 463-6587 (855-INFO-JVS)
Fax: (312) 553-5544
Email: info@jvschicago.org
Web: http://www.jvschicago.org

Career counselors empower and support professionals and skilled workers who have been impacted by unemployment or underemployment. Career identity and job fit identification services, 1:1 career counseling, and a unique seminar series are all available.  Fees apply for individual counseling sessions, but scholarships are available based on need.

Duman Entrepreneurship Center *

JVS Chicago
Phone: (855) 463-6587 (855-INFO-JVS)
Fax: (312) 553-5523
Email: info@jvschicago.org
Web: http://www.dumancenter.org

Provides a wide range of small business services to entrepreneurs who want to launch or expand a business through advising, mentoring, and opportunity to apply for a low interest loan. 

Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities *

Phone: 855-463-6587 (855-INFO-JVS)
Email: info@jvschicago.org
Web: http://www.jvschicago.org

Employment program for people with a variety of disabilities to work in employment opportunities that include janitorial, mailroom and supply, warehouse/shipping and receiving, copy duplication, and conference center management.  Experienced AbilityOne and State Use provider.

 

Janitorial Training *

JVS Chicago
Phone: 855-463-6587 (855-INFO-JVS)
Email: info@jvschicago.org
Web: http://www.jvschicago.org

Free janitorial training program designed for people with disabilities for custodial positions by developing customized skills and proper safety techniques to clean and maintenance in commercial, office, and retail facilities.

 

Job Placement Services *

JVS Chicago
Phone: 855-463-6587 (855-INFO-JVS)
Email: info@jvschicago.org
Web: http://www.jvschicago.org

 

Program for job seekers who meet one of these criteria: limited or no prior work history, low-income; homeless; ex-offender, or high school dropout. Personalized assistance in job search, resume writing, and interviewing skills with a focus on job placement and retention. 

 

Pharmacy Technician Training *

JVS Chicago
Phone: (855) 463-6587 (855-INFO-JVS)
Email: info@jvschicago.org
Web: http://www.jvschicago.org

 

Free pharmacy technician training program for income eligible adults. 144 hours of classroom, 120 hours externship training and preparation for state and national certification exams. Job placement assistance for graduates.

 

Services for People with Disabilities at JVS *

Phone: (855) 463-6587 (855-INFO-JVS)
Email: info@jvschicago.org
Web: http://www.jvschicago.org

 

Program for job seekers with a documented disability.  Assistance in job search, resume writing, and interviewing skills with a focus on job placement and retention.  Customized employment supports available and opportunities for job coaching support available, if warranted. On-site job coaching and follow-up.

 

Services for Young Adults (16-24 years old) *

Phone: 855-463-6587 (855-INFO-JVS)
Email: info@jvschicago.org
Web: http://www.jvschicago.org

 

Program designed for both in-school and out-of-school young adults between the ages of 16-24.  Assistance provided with customized job search, interview preparation, placement, and retention supports. 

 

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