EAST ORANGE AND LIVINGSTON NJ – Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) of MetroWest New Jersey has appointed Thomas DiCostanzo Director of Business Development. His primary role will be to expand community employment opportunities for JVS clients, including those with disabilities, veterans, immigrants, ESL students, the underemployed and any clients in need of work. He will build on the organization’s ongoing programs to match its clients with companies seeking employees like those training and working at JVS.
Mr. DiCostanzo began his career as a business development manager in a mid-sized sheltered workshop in North Jersey, where he worked to secure jobs for clients with disabilities. Even as a young manager, he significantly increased contracts and the non-profit’s client base, while also streamlining processes and boosting productivity and profitability. He has delivered a consistently high level of results throughout his career, whether serving in the private or non-profit sector, by finding creative ways to overcome obstacles and achieve goals.
“We asked Tom to join our team because of his deep experience in cultivating sales across a range of private and non-profit organizations,” said Michael Goldberg, JVS Board President. “He is not just a skilled business person – he is a relationship builder. We know that with his help, we can exponentially increase the number of jobs and work we secure for our clientele, to help them gain independence.”
“I’m excited about changing the way we think about finding work for those who need it – and especially for the disabled. Rather than viewing it as a ‘one way’ street where we ask companies to employ our clients, we create a new model in which companies reach out to us because they see the value in hiring our clients,” said DiCostanzo.
DiCostanzo earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in psychology from Rutgers University. He lives with his family in Pompton Plains.
About Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest New Jersey
Founded in 1939, Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest New Jersey is a nonprofit, community-based health and human service organization, delivering a wide array of personalized services on a nonsectarian basis to nearly 10,000 individuals each year. Visit jvsnj.org or call (973) 674-6330 x 227 and speak with Rebecca Shulman for more information. JVS also offers career counseling and job search coaching to the Jewish community of Greater MetroWest NJ. For details, contact Dr. Meryl Kanner at firstname.lastname@example.org or (973) 674-6330 x 271. JVS welcomes volunteer support to help fulfill its mission of helping people help themselves. To get involved, please visit https://www.jvsnj.org/make-a-tax-exempt-donation to donate, or click here to become a volunteer.