employment & career services

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Jobseekers: Are you unemployed? Underemployed? Changing careers? Ready to re-enter the workforce?

Then you’ve come to the right place. Employment & Career Services can provide you with the tools you need to land your next job or make a career change!

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Tuesdays & Thursdays | 9:00am12:00pm

4-Day session fee: $100 (includes personalized Career Success Workbook) 

Upcoming Dates: 

2017 Dates: 

August 8, 10, 15 & 17
September 12, 14, 19 & Wednesday 20*
November 7, 9, 14 & 16
December 5, 7, 12 & 14

2018 Dates: 

January 9, 11, 16 & 18

(*No class Thursday, September 21 due to holiday*)

Jewish Family Service
Community Service Building
8788 Balboa Avenue, San Diego 92123 

Do you feel stuck in your job search? Are you ready to jump into the career you’ve always wanted? Do you want professional career guidance to get you started? Kick your job search into high gear with JFS Employment & Career Services intensive, two-week course designed for people actively looking for employment. Participants of this course will be eligible to receive one-on-one job coaching with a professional expert, will get help developing an individual employment plan, and will have access to job referrals throughout San Diego County. Register>>  

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Upcoming Dates: 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | 9:00am – 12:00pm 
Session Fee: $50

Jewish Family Service
Turk Family Center
8804 Balboa Avenue, San Diego 92123

What is LinkedIn and who is using it?
How do you set up a profile or enhance your current one?What are the best ways to use LinkedIn for your job search?

Learn all about LinkedIn at JFS Employment & Career Services’ brand new,hands‑on workshop. Find out how to create a winning professional profile and howto use LinkedIn for networking, job searching, and promoting your personal brand.In addition, you will gain valuable tips and tricks, and discover best practices to optimize your LinkedIn experience. You are encouraged to bring in a copy of your resume as well as your laptop (optional) to maximize the workshop experience. Register>> 

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Upcoming Dates: 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 9:00am 12:00pm 
Session Fee: $50

Jewish Family Service
Turk Family Center
8804 Balboa Avenue, San Diego 92123

Are you over 50 and looking for a job? Do you want to know the key tips and strategies for job hunting after 50? Would you like to know where to take continuing education classes to update your skills and make yourself more marketable to employers? Are you ready to be hired? Join us for this informative session and learn tips and resources to help make your their job search a success. Register>>  

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Networking for Your Net Worth

Upcoming Dates: 

Tuesday, October 24 | 10:30am – 12:30pm
Session Fee: $15

Jewish Family Service
Turk Family Center
8804 Balboa Avenue, San Diego 92123

Your personal network is the most effective tool you can use in your job search.

Learn about the power of relationship building and how to approach people with confidence. This engaging and participatory workshop will give you top-notch tips for finding job leads, for creating a positive first impression, and for developing a winning networking strategy.You will also learn how to maximize and expand your current range of contacts, how to craft a concise but impactful elevator speech, and how to turn any conversation into a “networkable” moment. Register>>  

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Senior Community Services
Employment Program (SCSEP)

SCSEP provides community services and work-based training opportunities to participants up to 20 hours a week at minimum wage. SCSEP participants receive assistance in developing an individual employment plan and have the opportunity to receive training in a wide variety of community service activities at nonprofit and public facilities, including daycare centers, senior centers, schools, and hospitals.

This community service training serves as a bridge to regular employment opportunities and is designed to facilitate stable, unsubsidized employment.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 55 years of age or older
  • Meet income eligibility requirements
  • Currently unemployed

For more information, call (619) 266-4273.

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If you still haven't found what you're looking for, call our JFS Access Line at (858) 637-3210. Our intake coordinator can connect you to a counselor or case manager who can work with you individually. All calls are completely confidential.

“ECS gave me ideas, helped with my resume, and trained me in interviews and my job search. I enrolled and completed all the classes I could at JFS. They were great and always encouraging in a very dark and desperate time. My Case Manager helped me with everything, as did ECS. Food, housing, job search—everything! I can’t say enough about the people at JFS. The staff are great human beings who helped me survive.”
– ECS Client

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Turk Family Center
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San Diego, CA  92123

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