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  • Date posted:
    August 7th, 2020
    With Oregon’s eviction moratorium expiring in less than two months — and Congress stalled on adding rent support to a new COVID-19 bill — governments in the Portland metro area are investing millions of dollars to help thousands of families on the edge of losing their housing. The Portland Housing Bureau, the Joint Office of Homeless Services, Multnomah County’s Department of County Human Services, and regional housing authority Home Forward have banded together to deploy $29 million in rent assistance to COVID-impacted households throughout Multnomah County over the next several months...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    August 6th, 2020
    Worksystems has launched a hotline to provide assistance for English Language Learners who need help filing an Unemployment Insurance claim in their preferred language. Bilingual staff are providing language interpretation services for those needing assistance filing their initial or weekly claim for regular unemployment, PUA, or PEUC). However, they cannot help with questions regarding an open claim and will refer those questions to the Oregon Employment Department. Language Assistance Hotline: 503-606-6969 Worksystems is providing staffing for the hotline through our network of community-...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    July 30th, 2020
    The Washington Workforce Association and the Oregon Workforce Partnership are seeking a qualified and experienced organization or individual to analyze the Texas Workforce system and offer recommendations and strategies to implement the best components of the model in Oregon and Washington. Worksystems is managing this solicitation on behalf of these organizations. The organizations have an available budget of $10,000. Proposals are due no later than Friday, August 14, 2020 at 12:00 noon. Please direct all questions pertaining to this solicitation to rfp@wo...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    July 30th, 2020
    Our partnership with Meyer Memorial Trust (MMT) has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and selected as a recipient of the 2020 HUD Secretary's Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships! MMT was recognized for supporting partnership work in the Economic Opportunity Program (EOP) network. Both customer outcomes through career coaching and analysis of aligning employment and housing services to address homelessness in our region were cited as meaningfully impactful and a model to make known around the country. Worksystems utilized the support of MMT...// Read more