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tryan@worksystems.org.
  • Date posted:
    December 5th, 2017
    We are excited to announce that we've received a $200,000 grant from Meyer Memorial Trust! The grant will support our collaborative effort to link employment and housing services for formerly homeless families in Portland, giving low-income residents community-based career coaching and support. Through our Economic Opportunity Program, we partner with Prosper Portland and nine area community based organizations to provide training, employment and intensive support services tailored to meet the needs of highly barriered populations, many of whom are experiencing housing instability. Our...// 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
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    October 26th, 2017
    Worksystems funds and supports training for participants in Portland's Economic Opportunity Program (EOP), an initiative to help low-income individuals develop career goals and pursue training that lead to self-sufficiency. EOP customers work with Career Coaches to create career plans and access a variety of basic skills classes, occupational training and job search assistance to obtain living-wage employment. Many program participants struggle with housing stability while in training so Worksystems partnered with Home Forward, the Portland Housing Bureau, A Home for Everyone and Human...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    October 18th, 2017
    KGW has launched a series of stories featuring Worksystems that promote our programs and services that connect job seekers to training resources for in-demand occupations in manufacturing , construction , IT/software and health care . If you've missed any...here are the TV segments! Catching up with Job Market Trends focuses on the current labor market. Finding and Preparing for the Right Job helps job seekers understand the resources and services available to help them. Jobs in Construction and Construction Profile highlight the opportunities in this fast growing industry and the pathways to...// Read more