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tryan@worksystems.org.
  • Date posted:
    April 3rd, 2020
    We are pleased to announce the recipients of our layoff aversion grant funds! We have awarded a total of $200,000 to the following community-based organizations located in Multnomah and Washington counties to provide them with critical financial support to continue operating during the COVID-19 crisis: Oregon Tradeswomen Portland YouthBuilders Central City Concern Human Solutions NAYA Rose CDC Rosewood Initiative Hacienda Professional Business Development Group POIC Verde Centro Cultural Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon Unite Oregon Bienestar Airways Science Latino Network...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    April 3rd, 2020
    Through a partnership with Comcast Oregon/SW Washington, Worksystems has purchased and will distribute nearly 300 laptop computers and 6 months of pre-paid internet access to low-income job seekers through Comcast’s Internet Essentials program. The computers will be distributed to the following partners in our service provider network who will get them into the hands of job seekers in need: Central City Concern Centro Cultural Hillsboro School District Home Forward Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) Mt Hood Community College New Avenues for Youth Oregon Human Development...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    March 31st, 2020
    Beginning March 31, Worksystems will host a daily webinar at 2:00 pm for workers and businesses impacted by COVID-19. Monday, Wednesday and Friday will be focused on laid off workers and will review unemployment insurance, health care, and other resources. Webinar sign up information and all of the resources that will be covered can be found HERE . Tuesday and Thursday will be employer focused reviewing options for your business including WorkShare, Emergency Grants & Loans and will cover common questions from employees regarding unemployment insurance and health care options. Webinar...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    March 25th, 2020
    These are unprecedented and incredibly fluid times. To be responsive during the COVID-19 crisis, Worksystems developed a Crisis Response and Recovery Framework to help guide our thinking and activities as we work with partners to address the current crisis and associated economic fallout. This Framework includes the following principles that will guide our investments & activities: Prioritize support to the most vulnerable, applying a racial equity lens Prioritize support to community-based partners Leverage and build on existing networks and assets Engage, listen and act quickly...// Read more