JVS Joins Michelle Obama at Unite for Veterans Symposium

July 16, 2014-- JVS CEO Vivian Seigel and the team from our award-winning Veterans First program were in attendance at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza at the Unite for Veterans symposium today where First Lady Michelle Obama urged the nation to end unemployment and homelessness for U.S. servicemen and women both in Los Angeles and throughout the nation. The First Lady applauded the work of strong local partnerships and the leadership of Mayor Eric Garcetti.

JVS is a nonprofit partner and frequent collaborator with the United Way of Greater Los Angeles and an official partner of Mayor Garcetti’s 10,000 Strong initiative to put L.A. vets back to work by 2016. The Mayor addressed the conference and introduced the First Lady.

Through the Veterans First program, JVS provides professional career coaching and assessments to help identify veterans’ interests, strengths and transferable skills for civilian jobs, job placement assistance and Battle Buddy Groups for networking and support. The program provides assistance to recently separated servicemen and women of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts who encounter barriers to employment as they try to reintegrate to civilian life.

July 16, 2014