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tryan@worksystems.org.
  • Date posted:
    April 11th, 2018
    A new report released today by the three Workforce Development Boards that serve the Portland-SW Washington region finds nearly 30,000 youth ages 16 to 24 are not in school or working (referred to as opportunity youth). Despite a strong regional economy, in which nearly 71,000 jobs were added between 2014 and 2016, the share and number of opportunity youth in the region remained stagnant since the last report in 2016. Opportunity Youth represent an important workforce resource for the regional economy. The report, commissioned by Worksystems, Clackamas Workforce Partnership and Workforce...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    April 10th, 2018
    Youth have a new place to look for a job in our region. Our Connect2Careers job portal provides a place where area employers can conveniently access young adult job seekers who have completed work readiness training and are prepared for a job opportunity or internship. As the number of businesses and organizations listing open positions grows, the pipeline of youth filling jobs increases. Connect2Careers will be featured prominently at the Opportunity Youth Jobs Fair on Friday, April 13th so young people looking for work and area employers with current openings can be more easily matched.// Read more
  • Date posted:
    April 6th, 2018
    Worksystems is seeking qualified and experienced organizations or individuals to function as the Organized Labor Liaison and deliver early intervention and rapid response services to employers and their represented employees who are impacted by layoffs or closures in the City of Portland, Multnomah and Washington counties. The Request for Proposals (RFP) and all related files are attached below. Proposals must be received by noon on Monday, May 7, 2018 . Please direct all questions pertaining to this RFP to rfp@worksystem...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    April 6th, 2018
    We are pleased to announce that our Economic Opportunity Program and rent assistance model are featured as a national best practice in a new report published by the National Alliance to End Homelessness . The report focuses on successful partnerships and collaborations between workforce development and homeless service systems and addresses common challenges, strategies and approaches to working together. An independent study conducted by Meyer Memorial Trust examined our rent assistance and found that training participants who received the assistance had vastly better outcomes than those who...// Read more