May 24, 2018 – 21st Annual Strictly Business L.A. Awards Luncheon (Event Chair: Tom Schiff)
JVS believes that the best way to fight poverty is a job – and not just any job – a good job. In 2018, JVS gathered nearly 1,000 business and community leaders to celebrate what’s possible when people are able to build skills for in-demand jobs and transform their lives.
Event Chair for 2018’s Strictly Business Lunch, Tom Schiff said “Thank you to every individual and sponsor that helped us to raise more than $1M to help more people in our community build skills and find work.”
Part of this year’s Strictly Business Lunch event, JVS SoCal, a regional nonprofit leader in workforce development for more than 87 years, partnered with WorkingNation, a national nonprofit campaign dedicated to helping Americans prepare for a rapidly changing labor market, to create a mini-documentary video about the life-changing JVS BankWork$® career training program.
Part of JVS SoCal’s JVSWorks® suite of career training programs that includes JVS HealthWorks® and JVS ApartmentWorks®, the JVS BankWork$ program prepares job seekers for entry-level positions in the financial services industry. The intensive eight-week program consists of job training, job placement assistance and continuous coaching for career advancement, providing not only skills training but direct access to top employers.
As a member of the 2018 Board of Directors for JVS SoCal, Tom Schiff is a proponent of the JVS BankWork$ program, “With an 89% placement rate and a 90% retention rate at six months, the award-winning JVS BankWork$ program has proven that careers in banking can be valuable and rewarding.”
About JVS SoCal
JVS SoCal is a non-profit 501(c)(3) founded in 1931 to assist immigrants and the jobless in the midst of the Great Depression. Over eight decades later the agency remains committed to providing hope and economic opportunity for all. JVS SoCal builds better lives, one job at a time by empowering individuals to achieve dignity and economic independence through sustainable employment. www.jvs-socal.org
About Working Nation
Founded by venture capitalist Art Bilger, WorkingNation exists to educate and communicate the hard truths about the looming unemployment crisis and bring the country together to create new jobs for a changing economy.
WorkingNation has partnered with Academy Award-winning directors and producers to create a wide range of compelling programming that explains the high stakes of Structural Unemployment and investigates potential solutions to the problem.
By working with and showcasing corporations, thought leaders, NPOs, foundations and local governments that are working on scalable solutions, WorkingNation hopes to start a national conversation about the issue and keep America working.
About Schiff Capital Partners
Schiff Capital Investments is a privately held investment company with offices in Brentwood California and Los Angeles California. Schiff Capital invests and develops creative office space, multi-family buildings, mortgage related distressed debt financing and various operating entities. Thomas R. Schiff’s Schiff Capital Investments, strives to support local non-profits and community-focused organizations in a meaningful way. Thomas R. Schiff and family give back through charitable donations and work with organizations, including the JVS SoCal, Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles, the Rape Treatment Foundation, Stuart House, and many other organizations that contribute to the well-being of children, families, and community infrastructure throughout the United States.