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Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley
14855 Oka Road, Suite 202, Los Gatos, CA 95032
Telephone: (408) 556-0600  |  Fax: (408) 551-0091  |

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Career Counseling and Employment Services

Through our Connections to Work program, JFS SV offers a range of vocational training including career counseling and English language training programs to assist recently arrived refugees, immigrants, and members of the local Jewish community in finding jobs with local employers.  In addition, JFS SV also provides assistance in seeking job openings for our clients, in particular, our resettlement clients.

Our services, which are virtual during the pandemic, include:

  • Skills assessment to identify your strengths
  • Job referrals to match you to employers who can use your skills
  • Resumé writing and interview preparation to put your best foot forward
  • On-line job search to give you access to Silicon Valley employers
  • Vocational ESL classes and support

Helping Refugee Clients Find Jobs
JFS SV is always on the lookout for job openings for our resettlement clients. These people are often highly qualified.  They are often applying for their first jobs in the U.S., but they may not have extensive or relevant experience in the U.S. job market. Others are seeking entry level jobs to restart their lives in their new country. Their English skills vary, but most have enough English skills to interview and follow instructions.

Our refugee clients have given much and worked hard to come to the United States. They are here to succeed, and want to become fully integrated into American society and give back to their new home. To become self-sufficient, they need to find jobs commensurate with their experience.

JFS SV refugee clients are eligible to bring their employer Work Opportunity Tax credits and Federal Job Tax Credits up to $2500 for each hired individual. These clients are looking for entry-level through advanced positions.

If you own a company, or know about any job openings anywhere in the San Jose metropolitan area that are looking for workers who are self-motivated and results-driven, please have them contact JFS SV.

Community volunteers can also be helpful as Career Mentors. We need mentors from many industries. Are you willing to serve?


Zoya Lazer, MLS
Director of Refugee and Career Services
(408) 357-7452

JFS SV can assess your job skills, help you with your resume, job referrals and online job search efforts.