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  • Date posted:
    April 2nd, 2014
    A prolonged period of economic volatility, skyrocketing need, and budget reductions left public agencies and non-profits unable to meet the demand for services that help people move toward self-sufficiency. Recognizing the growing expectation that more be done with less, Worksystems created an innovative model that connects the public workforce system and local agencies serving populations in need. This white paper outlines the Aligned Partner Model and provides policy recommendations for how to reduce duplication, increase outcomes, and enable all partners to collaboratively serve common...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    February 25th, 2014
    Worksystems has been selected to receive the Workforce Investment Board Excellence Award by the National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) . This national award honors a workforce agency that has demonstrated an on-going ability to develop comprehensive workforce solutions for its community by creating proactive and innovative programs, engaging businesses, securing diversified funding, and ensuring quality outcomes. "Worksystems' collaborative approach to program design, its use of data to drive decision-making, and its successful alignment of strategic workforce goals with the needs of...// Read more
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    February 3rd, 2014
    In July 2012, The Portland-Vancouver region received a Department of Labor grant to support Housing Works - a bi-state collaborations between three workforce investment boards and four public housing authorities to develop a model to effectively train and place long term housing residents into sustainable employment. As one of only a handful of pilot sites, the project is charged with producing proven practices that are replicable nationally. Worksystems serves as the lead agency for the grant. The Housing Works partners are committed to aligning efforts to serve our common customers and...// Read more
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    January 14th, 2014
    Manufacturing is a key engine that powers the economic vitality of the Portland-Vancouver region. It provides jobs, innovation, and spurs productivity giving our region a competitive edge in the global economy. The Columbia-Willamette Workforce Collaborative, a partnership between Worksystems, the Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council, and the Workforce Investment Council of Clackamas County, is committed to providing a unified approach to addressing the workforce needs of manufacturers throughout our region and we are working together to support economic development efforts to...// Read more