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tryan@worksystems.org.
  • Date posted:
    April 6th, 2021
    Worksystems is excited to announce that we are partnering with WorkSource, Workforce Southwest Washington and Clackamas Workforce Partnership to host a virtual hiring event for healthcare job openings in our region! The Regional Virtual Healthcare Hiring Event is on Wednesday, April 21 st from 2 – 5 pm. Register here ! Over 40 regional healthcare employers and recruiters representing Health Systems, Health Clinics, Dental, Pharmacy, Behavioral Health and Long-Term Care will be available to speak directly with you! Opportunities will vary from entry-level to licensed, certified, and...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    February 18th, 2021
    The COVID crisis has impacted vulnerable communities in our region with disproportionately high unemployment and thousands of families on the edge of losing their housing. With funding provided by local governments through the COVID-19 Rent Relief Program (CVRRP) and the Oregon Health Authority , Worksystems has provided rent assistance and cash support resources to assist job seekers most in need, prioritizing BIPOC households seeking job training and employment placement services. Resources were distributed through our partner network of culturally specific providers and other community...// 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