Archive for the ‘Job Seekers’ Category

Empowering Job Seekers with Disabilities

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month Empowering Job Seekers with Disabilities   When you hire an employee through JVS Chicago, you get a team. And that is no less true when hiring employees with disabilities. “The team approach is very effective,” said Helene Levine, Manager of Workplace Services, “especially with clients who come to 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 →

Employer Spotlight: Marketing Research Requires Interviewers

  Blackstone Group 332 South Michigan Avenue Suite 710 Chicago, IL 60604 USA Ph: 312.419.0400 Chicago’s Blackstone Group, according to spokesperson Vecia Ricks, “is a full-service, custom marketing research and consulting firm providing customized, strategic solutions for Fortune 500 companies and leading educational and nonprofit agencies in the Americas, Europe and Asia.”

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 →


  Career, employment, and image communication experts will convene at the DoubleTree Hotel in Skokie at 5:30 pm on Thursday, January 30 for Getting Older, Getting Hired, an event designed to assist women “age 50-strong” gain employment in an evolving marketplace.

Bob Parkinson’s True Empathy for Workers with Disabilities

As a Program/Administrative Manager for JVS Chicago, Bob Parkinson has wide-ranging responsibilities, many of which involve finding jobs for people with disabilities. October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), a designation that resonates with Parkinson and JVS Chicago.  The agency has programs for training deaf and hard of hearing job seekers and skills training Read More →

Using handbills to power your job search

By Linda Wolfe, Director of Career Development and Placement, Career Moves at JVS Chicago In Los Angeles every waiter, car park attendant and hot dog vendor is an actor with a headshot and resume looking for work. And they are not afraid to take a chance on anyone who shares a kind word or a Read More →

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