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 →
The make-or-break moment in the hiring process is the job interview and the Career Moves counselors at JVS Chicago prepare their clients for this key step in a number of ways, including mock interviews. “I tell my clients to research the company and find out as much as they can,” said Wilma Nachsin, a JVS Read More →
Consultant, marketer, educator, and musician Kenny Smilovitch is the new Director of the Duman Entrepreneurship Center at JVS Chicago. “As our new Director of the Duman Center, Kenny brings a wide range of experience and a deep understanding of what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur,” said Constantine Bitsas, Vice President of Career and Read More →
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 teens.veroxybd.com Read More →
Inspiration Corporation 4554 N. Broadway, Suite 207 Chicago, IL 60640 Ph: 773.878.0981 Web: www.inspirationcorp.org Inspiration Corporation is a Chicago-based nonprofit organization that assists people who are homeless or low-income on the journey to self-reliance. Starting in 1989 with a wagon and a single volunteer who distributed food to people who were homeless in Uptown, in Read More →
The Community Based Contract Services program of JVS Chicago is a $5 million business serving federal and state agencies throughout the Chicagoland area. Employees with disabilities run a warehouse for the Veterans Administration; maintain office buildings for the US Army Reserve, Illinois State Police and the IRS; help keep local FAA air traffic control centers Read More →
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 →
The federal government has attempted to take a leadership role in improving employment for people with disabilities. Only last month, new regulations in Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act went into effect that encourage federal contractors to employ more people with disabilities and mandate better record keeping about hiring of people with disabilities.
February is Jewish Disability Awareness Month, a time when the North American Jewish community raises awareness and fosters inclusion of people with disabilities and their families. Its message, “From Awareness to Inclusion,” affirms to people of all faiths that people with disabilities need to be included in society rather than segregated: segregation is discrimination.
J.B. Hunt Transport 615 J.B Hunt Corporate Drive Lowell, AR 72745 1-800-4JBHUNT Headquartered in Lowell, Arkansas, but highly active in Chicagoland, J.B. Hunt transport is “one of the largest transportation and logistics company in North America,” according to Zulma Cortez-Cooper, a Recruiting Manager at J.B. Hunt. “We offer a variety of transportation services to Read More →