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  • Date posted:
    January 23rd, 2018
    Worksystems is an award-winning nonprofit organization serving Multnomah and Washington Counties and the City of Portland. Our mission is to build and invest in a comprehensive workforce development system that supports individual prosperity and business competitiveness. Join Worksystems and help make a difference! Worksystems is currently recruiting for an innovative and energetic Business Engagement Specialist with strong sales and communication skills. This is a temporary position funded through October, 2018 although it is anticipated that additional funding may extend employment beyond...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    February 14th, 2018
    Worksystems is excited to receive a $388,000 grant, awarded by the Portland Justice Fund, to develop and manage a new trucking recruitment program over the next three years. The program will focus on recruiting, training and placing women and people of color in truck driving jobs throughout the region. These jobs will pay living wages and include benefits. “These funds will be used to help women and people of color get the training they need to prepare for a rewarding career in the trucking industry,” said Worksystems Executive Director Andrew McGough. "This is a great opportunity for job...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    February 9th, 2018
    Isis discusses her journey from being formerly incarcerated to an apprentice electrician. She describes a day in the life of an electrician and the challenges of being an African American female on the job. Her words of encouragement will inspire others to pursue this very rewarding career. Visit to explore other careers and learn about training programs to prepare for them.// Read more
    Tags: Construction
  • Date posted:
    February 8th, 2018
    Over 80 job seekers attended our information session to learn about a welder pre-hire training program that we are supporting for Gunderson. Candidates who successfully complete the 30-hour training will be considered for hire as a Welder Trainee at Gunderson with an additional 6-weeks of on-the-job training provided post-hire. Worksystems training resources will pay for the manufacturing training as well as career coaches, job preparation support and other services for the participants. Gunderson was so pleased with the quality of the candidates, they have asked for a second training cohort...// Read more