A Path to Career Opportunities
We are an all-volunteer organization assisting individuals searching for career opportunities as well as employers looking to fill positions. We are a source of experienced, high quality, action-oriented professionals with positive "can-do" attitudes.

We are an outreach of the Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church who provides us with office and work space for our members to use.

Check out the video (below Recent announcements) for more information.

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Complete Events Calendar link

Job Search Focus Group (JSFG) has been serving the unemployed for over 25 years. Meetings are held each Monday with the exception of holiday weeks. Check our Events Calendar for details. 

Former JSFG President, Bob Pautke, speaks about JSFG -video by Rob Blume


In addition to weekly meetings featuring expert speakers and open networking, JSFG provides several resources to its members, including: 
  • A Resource Center with a library and internet-connected computers and printers 
  • A LinkedIn group with job postings, discussions and event listings 
  • Special workshops on topics relevant to job search 
  • A calendar of events with information on JSFG and partner group events 
For more information on these and other benefits, as well as further information on joining JSFG, please visit the Members page.

Member Testimonials:

"I learned more at the first two JSFG meetings than I learned in 6-months with a paid career coach."  -P.H. JSFG Member

"JSFG is a great group of folks who provide encouragement and tools to help in a process that can be daunting and discouraging" -
K.V. - JSFG Graduate 


JSFG provides employers with numerous resources including:
  • JSFG member database that employers and recruiters can use to identify job candidates, review their LinkedIn profile, and contact them.  JSFG Member Profiles
  • Ability to post positions directly to JSFG members through our ListServe e-mail list.  Send job description to JSFG Office

About JSFG

Since 1992, JSFG has served those in career transition, both those seeking employment and those seeking contract work, as well as employers. Over 10,000 job seekers have benefited from JSFG membership and graduated to career positions since 1992. Weekly meetings offer support, professional guest speakers, and information about local networking opportunities. There are a wide range of workshops and seminars offered throughout the year. Job search advice and support are a priority in all gatherings.

For further information, contact us.




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