Employment & Career Services

Wherever you are in your job search, we’re here to help you move forward.

One in three San Diego families can’t make ends meet. At JFS, we empower clients to move toward economic stability by helping them to research, prepare for, and retain steady employment. Our services include group workshops focused on a variety of career-related topics, as well as personalized coaching for clients actively working with a JFS Case Manager.

Take the Next Step

“Your team gave me ideas, helped me strengthen my resume, taught me new tactics for my job search, and, most of all, prepared me for my interviews. Your insight and motivation kept me going during a very desperate time.”


JFS Employment & Career workshops are designed to meet the needs of diverse job seekers – whether they’re just entering the workforce or looking to transition to a new career. Potential topics include:

  • Resume & cover letter writing
  • Creating a personal brand
  • Establishing a professional social media presence
  • Harnessing the power of LinkedIn
  • Growing your professional network
  • Developing a targeted job search
  • Interviewing and negotiating skills
  • Goal planning & career exploration
  • Finding seasonal employment
  • Working in the gig economy
  • Overcoming age discrimination in the job search
  • How to work a career fair, and more!

Support at Every Step

PPP family

JFS can connect you to a variety of resources – including counseling, food assistance, and case management – to lend support as you look for work.

Hand Up Cars

Hand Up Car Loans

JFS empowers credit-challenged families to secure their future by providing financial education and low-interest auto loans to help them get to work and school.

Join the Team at JFS

Our ability to do good work depends on the dedicated staff who pour their skills, passion, and energy into serving and strengthening our community. 


These services are provided with the help of our national partner.