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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 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
  • Date posted:
    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. Rent assistance improves outcomes for low-income training participants Many program participants struggle with housing stability while in training so Worksystems partnered with Home...// Read more