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Awards Updates:

IAJVS Awarded $2.9 million Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor

IAJVS has been awarded a health care career grant in the amount of $2,894,473 from the US Department of Labor for a Virtual Career Exploration Gateway Project to elevate web support and help highlight career and employment opportunities in the health care sector.

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Bank of American Foundation 2011-2012

IAJVS is thrilled to have received a two year grant in the amount of $200,000 from the Bank of

America Foundation.  The grant is for workshops on Transitioning Teens, which focuses on reserach about and services to teens transitioning into higher education and employment.  The program was kicked off at the 2011 IAJVS Annual Conference this past May in Toronto Canada and will continue throughout the year with two upcoming webinars / phone conferences on related topics and will conclude int he Spring of 2012 at the 2012 IAJVS Annual Conference. 

Findings and best practices from the 2009-2010 Retention Strategies Forums can be found on this website under IAJVS Publications.


IAJVS Awarded $1 million Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor

IAJVS is pleased to announce the receipt of a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration. The grant is for the training and employment of individuals with disabilities within the financial services sector.  The goal of the IAJVS program is to engage the financial services sector and build its capacity to attract, employ, and retain workers with disabilities to meet their growing demand. Services will be provided by JVS Los Angeles, JVS San Francisco, and JVS MetroWest in East Orange, NJ.

For more information please view the press release.

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IAJVS and Member Agencies Awarded an Earmark from the U.S. Department of Labor

The International Association of Jewish Vocational Services was awarded a $150,000 earmark from the U.S. Department of Labor for a career-training program to be offered to displaced workers in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. In addition, three member agencies were granted an earmark as well. Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Pittsburgh received a $100,000 earmark for a program, which will provide intensive and individualized employment assistance to immigrants that will address the unique barriers that group faces. Jewish Vocational Service of Los Angeles was granted a $200,000 earmark for a certified nursing assistant training and job placement initiative. Finally, Jewish Vocational Service of Boston received a $400,000 earmark for job training and workforce development.