Giving Back and Changing 100 Lives: BPI group U.S. Joins Forces With JVS

Dec 16, 2010, 08:00 ET from BPI group

CHICAGO, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- There is new hope for 100 women struggling to find jobs in this economy. JVS and the U.S. offices of BPI group (, a worldwide leader in management consulting and human resources, recently announced they are joining forces to help 100 women find jobs free of charge.

JVS is a non-profit, non-sectarian, social service agency that offers career counseling and job placement services. BPI group will be working with the Chicago chapter.

"The 'Giving Back' initiative underscores BPI group's global commitment to help the communities we serve," said Juan Luis Goujon, president and chief executive officer of BPI group, North America. "We recognize that women, who can lift families out of poverty and enrich communities, are facing difficult challenges in our struggling economy. With JVS, we can help them establish a new beginning by finding employment."

Because JVS has close ties to local communities, the nonprofit will identify the candidates who will participate in the program. Team members from BPI group will develop a personalized job placement plan for each individual and will provide job search support services until each individual is successfully placed.

"Our team will be able to help these women with resume development, interview coaching, mentoring, career exploration, and how to use social media effectively to expand their network," said Patricia Siderius, managing director, Career Transition Practice, North America. "We will also provide advanced training to JVS career counselors."

"There are many women locally who have been out of the workforce for an extended period of time and finding employment for them has been extremely challenging," said Gail Luxenberg Gruen, executive vice president of JVS Chicago. "This cause-related partnership with BPI group can help elevate awareness about women and unemployment, as well as accelerate their job prospects."  

About BPI group

BPI group ( is a leading global management and human resources consulting firm. The company understands that sustainable, organizational success depends, in large part, on individual success. This is why BPI group approaches its work with a sharp and balanced focus on the organization and the individual.

BPI group has 25 years of experience in North America providing customized, pragmatic solutions that drive organizational, team, leadership and individual excellence and spans the entire talent management lifecycle. Through its global reach, clients benefit from innovative thinking on people practices worldwide. The company teams across borders, but always deliver services with a local touch to ensure organizations and their employees create shared success during times of change.