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tryan@worksystems.org.
  • Date posted:
    January 11th, 2021
    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 make a difference! Worksystems is currently recruiting for a Senior Level Accountant with exceptional grant accounting experience and fund accounting skills to support the fiscal needs of our $30 million non-profit. We offer excellent compensation and full suite of benefits including a Safe Harbor 401K...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    January 8th, 2021
    The Portland Shared Prosperity Initiative - a partnership between Worksystems, Mt. Hood Community College, Oregon Department of Human Services and Joint Office of Homeless Services - will receive a $1M philanthropic investment from JPMorgan Chase to bring to scale a successful pilot to align workforce development, housing and social safety net systems to support the childcare needs of women, people of color and low-income households with young children who wish to pursue occupational training and enter middle-income careers. Over 18,000 families in Multnomah County lived below the poverty...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    December 21st, 2020
    We are pleased to announce that Worksystems has been awarded an additional $100,000 in CARES Act funding from the Oregon Health Authority to provide cash assistance to residents of Multnomah and Washington counties who have been impacted by the COVID-19 economic crisis - bringing our total funding to $600,000. Previous funding also included support for rent assistance. These services will focus on addressing the disproportional economic and health impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on people of color and will be implemented through our community-based provider networks in both counties. To date,...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    December 18th, 2020
    In December, the Oregon Legislature passed HB 4401, which extends the eviction moratorium on non-payment of rent to July 1, 2021. This means that with limited exceptions, landlords cannot evict renters for non-payment without cause until July of 2021. Tenants must file a form with their landlord to qualify for the protections. The Oregon Law Center is hosting a training on Jan. 6 on the new eviction moratorium . Register here . Multnomah County also voted to extend the current state of emergency, which extends the moratorium on residential evictions for nonpayment of rent and provides for a...// Read more