Archive for the ‘Employer’ Category

Opportunity: JVS Chicago Seeks Social Enterprise Partner

A force for social justice, JVS Chicago is a 501C(3) non-profit serving more than 5,000 employees, employers and entrepreneurs annually with programs for adults, youth, and people with disabilities. The Opportunity: Employees with disabilities offer a large untapped talent pool for employers.  While business is challenged with an aging workforce and a shortage of skilled Read More →

Customized Employment

Because some employers worry about possible complications arising from hiring a candidate with a disability, a job seeker with a disability often faces greater challenges in finding work. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for people with disabilities is almost twice as high as that for those without disabilities. As Read More →

JVS Chicago and Lurie Children’s Hospital: A Powerful Partnership for Kids

JVS Chicago touches the lives of thousands of people in the Chicago area every year, placing them in employment or training programs, offering career counseling, coaching and job placement assistance…and not just for adults. Through powerful partnerships with businesses and organizations in the community, JVS Chicago and its employees are helping children, adolescents and Read More →

Ready for Your Interview: How JVS Chicago Prepares Clients to Meet Employers, and Questions Employers Can Ask to Find the Right Candidate

  Interviewing job candidates can be stressful. How will you know if a person will be the right fit? What questions can you ask to determine a candidate’s experience and value? In issue after issue of jvs@work, the JVS Chicago enewsletter for employers, executives have complimented JVS Chicago on how well-prepared its job candidates are, Read More →

Getting Hyper about JVS Chicago Candidates

  Hyper Microsystems Inc. 1501 N Michael Drive Wood Dale, IL 60191 Ph: 800.278.5250   Hyper Microsystems Inc. buys, refurbishes and resells a wide variety of consumer electronics and IT equipment to wholesale customers and retail online sites. According to Sandy Menkhaus, Vice President of Services, the company started using JVS Chicago services after Gene Read More →

Cantors Sing JVS Chicago’s Praises

  American Conference of Cantors 1305 Remington Road, Suite D Schaumburg, IL 60173-4820 Phone: 847-781-7800 Fax: 847-781-7801 The American Conference of Cantors, a professional organization of more than 500 Reform Jewish cantors based in Schaumburg, needed clerical help and turned to JVS Chicago.  Rachel reported that the organization’s first experience with JVS Chicago was a Read More →

2013 Employment Trends: Disability diversity, networking and a personal brand

  Looking back at calendar year 2013, some employment trends are apparent. Networking, according to almost every published report, has replaced the online job listing as the most effective way of hiring or finding a new job.  Networks can be in-person or through various media.

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