Discussing MA's New Minimum Wage and Paid Family Leave Laws
This past Thursday, we were joined by 40 attendees for the second installment of our new Awake HR series. Tracy Thomas Boland gave a thoughtful presentation about the Grand Bargain legislation and understanding the nuts and bolts of how the new wage laws will affect businesses in 2019. If you're interested in learning about future Awake HR events, please contact Sarah Ruddy at SRuddy@jvs-boston.org.
Project Catapult Forum with The Boston Foundation and SkillWorks
The Boston Foundation and SkillWorks will be hosting a forum on Project Catapult: Investing in Next-Generation Workforce Solutions on March 7th at 8:30am. The forum will feature the release of a publication of workforce essays by JVS President & CEO Jerry Rubin and a discussion about how we can accelerate change in policies around workforce training. Click here to learn more about Project Catapult and to read the first three Catapult Papers, which are now live.
JVS Staff Celebrate the New England Patriots
In honor of the Patriots making it to Super Bowl LIII, our staff came to work on the Friday before the game dressed in Patriots gear. It was a great opportunity for staff to get excited about the game and show their New England pride. We were also lucky to be right near the parade route after the game. Go Pats!
Faces of JVS: Sahar Abdul Rehman
Sahar Abdul Rehman  serves as JVS's Talent Acquisition and Development Specialist. She is originally from Pakistan and now lives in Quincy, MA. Sahar earned a Bachelor's degree in Marketing at Mohammad Ali Jinnah University in Pakistan, and a Master's in Corporate and Organizational Communication at Northeastern University. Her favorite part about working at JVS is getting to interact with a diverse set of colleagues and knowing that her work ultimately helps immigrants and refugees succeed in Boston.