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For Job Seekers
How do I make an appointment?

Please email Laura Alter at lalter@jfshouston.org to let her know what days and time ranges you are available.
How much do these services cost?

Most services (individual career counseling sessions, workshops, special events, etc.) are provided at no cost. The only exception is the vocational assessments, for which we charge a nominal processing fee.
Where is JFS located?

Our physical street address is: 4131 S. Braeswood Blvd., Houston, TX 77025. We are located inside Loop 610, west of Stella Link, near Three Brothers Bakery. From Loop 610, turn east onto N. Braeswood, cross the railroad tracks, and you will see the JFS two-story brick building on the right-hand side. Turn right onto Linkwood to enter the driveway of the parking lot. MTA Brays Bayou bus #68 stops directly in front of our building at the intersection of S. Braeswood and Linkwood.
Where can I find job postings?

All job postings that employers share with us can be found on the JFS Houston, Employment Services LinkedIn group. Please join the group in order to view these postings. A LinkedIn profile (free of charge on www.linkedin.com) is required to join: http://tinyurl.com/jfslinkedin.
Does JFS provide job placement? Will JFS place me in a job?

No. We are not a placement/staffing agency. Our mission is to support you throughout the career development process. We help job seekers develop and refine important skills (job searching, resume writing, networking, and interviewing) and provide you with resources to conduct an effective job search.
Does JFS offer computer literacy classes?

No, we do not offer instructor-led computer classes. We do offer self-paced tutorials for Microsoft Office Suite 2010 and QuickBooks 2010 & 2011. Please email Laura Alter at lalter@jfshouston.org to reserve a time to use a computer in the Career Resource Center (CRC). Two-hour time slots are available Mondays 9am-8pm and Tuesdays-Fridays 9am-4pm. For instructor-led classes, please check the McGovern-Stella Link Houston Public Library's online events calendar for information on the classes they offer: http://www.houstonlibrary.org/mcgovern-stella-link-neighborhood-library.
For Employers
How do I post a job opening with JFS?

You may share your employment opportunities with us via phone or email. It is helpful for us to have an electronic version of the job description that we can then share with our clients on the LinkedIn group. Companies seeking employees should contact Laura Alter at 713 667 9336 or lalter@jfshouston.org
What should I include in a job posting?

Please refer to the Employer Job Posting Questionnaire to learn what information you need to provide.
Does JFS screen candidates?

We are happy to review candidates' resumes to determine if they meet the basic qualifications for your open positions. We can then refer appropriate candidates to you or we can forward the resumes for your review.
How do interviews get scheduled?

JFS encourages employers to schedule interviews by contacting candidates directly.
How may I promote my company through JFS?

Employers are welcome to hold information sessions, "open houses", panel discussions, receptions, job fairs, etc. in the large board room at JFS. This beautiful meeting space is equipped with a laptop computer, wireless keyboard, wireless mouse, remote control pointer/clicker, projector, screen, and mini refrigerator. Room capacity is 35 seated at conference tables/50 seated in chairs, theater-style. Other venues are available if needed.
What is the cost to utilize this service?

There is no fee associated with this service. Companies are encouraged to support the JFS Employment Services program through charitable contributions. Since JFS is a 501(c)3 non-profit agency, donations may be tax-deductible.