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  • Date posted:
    April 15th, 2020
    Grant funding is now available through Worksystems and the US Department of Labor to help businesses train their tech workers during the COVID-19 crisis. This funding is to help existing workers obtain new certifications, increase skills and bring enhanced value to their employers. Target occupations for this funding include: Hardware Engineers Software Engineers Computer Support and all other Specialists DevOps Engineers Project Managers Network Systems Administrators Systems Architects Data Scientists Scrum Masters If you are a Portland Metro Area-based business and are interested in...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    April 14th, 2020
    Worksystems is pleased to sponsor another information technology (IT) training through our TechRise PDX grant. We are once again partnering with training provider Creating IT Futures for the 8-week training scheduled from June 22 to August 14, 2020. The training will be taught ONLINE via live virtual instruction, unless COVID-19 restrictions allow in-person gatherings at that time. Training graduates will have the opportunity to test and earn a CompTia A+ certification. Apply today to start preparing for an exciting IT career! Ideal candidates for this training are high school graduates (or...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    April 14th, 2020
    In response to the devastating impact that COVID-19 is having on the small business community, Washington County has provided resources for Worksystems to staff a dedicated phone line to answer questions and provide support. Assistance will be available to help connect small businesses to resources through the Small Business Administration, State of Oregon, Washington County, economic development partners, and the public workforce system (among others). DETAILS Washington County small business COVID response phone number: (971) 512-6787 Hours that a staff person will be available to answer...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    April 13th, 2020
    We are pleased to announce that we have funded another round of layoff aversion grants to community-based organizations located in Multnomah and Washington counties. We have now provided a total of $430,000 in critical financial support to non-profits in our area so they can continue to operate during the COVID-19 crisis. Round 2 Grantees: Business for a Better Portland Cascade Aids Project Division Midway Alliance Friendly House Friends of Trees Growing Gardens Impact NW Kairos PDX NW Pilot Project Portland Harbor Community Coalition Rockwood CDC Sabin CDC Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation of...// Read more