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  • Date posted:
    November 8th, 2017
    Worksystems is seeking qualified and experienced pre-apprenticeship training programs with a strong history of serving communities that have had less access to opportunities including people of color, women and low-income people, to provide foundational construction training, employment and retention services to targeted populations to grow and continue to diversify the region's registered apprenticeship pool. The Request for Proposals (RFP) and all related files are attached below. Proposals must be received by noon on Friday, December 8, 2017 . Please direct all questions pertaining to this...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    October 24th, 2017
    Worksystems is seeking a highly-qualified and experienced organization or consortium to launch and manage an innovative program to connect diverse job seekers with culturally-competent, industry-specific career mentoring services. The Request for Proposals (RFP) and all related files are attached below. Proposals must be received by noon on Monday, November 27, 2017 . Please direct all questions pertaining to this RFP to rfp@worksystems.org . Worksystems is an equal opportunity employer/program...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    November 21st, 2017
    Worksystems was excited to host a meeting last week with community leaders and Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici regarding her recently introduced PARTNERS Act. This bipartisan legislation will boost apprenticeships and work-based learning programs in an effort to close the skills gap between businesses struggling to find workers with appropriate skills, and workers without meaningful pathways to better paying jobs. We were honored to help craft the legislation and are a proud supporter. For more information on the PARTNERS Act, see the Congresswoman's press release .// Read more
  • Date posted:
    November 17th, 2017
    Worksystems and A Home for Everyone (a community wide effort to house the homeless in Multnomah County) have worked together to successfully align workforce development and housing systems to support job seekers who are experiencing housing insecurity. We are hosting a free webinar to discuss this partnership and to highlight the positive impact of providing rent assistance to training participants in our Economic Opportunity Program. A recent evaluation of this project showed that job seekers who received rent assistance were 38% more likely to complete training and 67% more likely to obtain...// Read more