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  • Date posted:
    April 20th, 2020
    As part of Worksystems’ response to the COVID-19 Economic Emergency we are supporting resource and service phone lines for the general public and current customers. In partnership with multiple WorkSource and community-based service providers, the COVID Workforce Response Lines will serve as an easily accessible connection to workforce services and related resources while other access points (libraries, WorkSource Centers, etc.) are closed due to social distancing guidelines. Two phone lines have been established: One serves residents of Multnomah County and The City of Portland. The other...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    April 17th, 2020
    We are excited to be a member of the Digital Divide Work Group to connect Portland during the COVID-19 Crisis. This work group is focused on solving two problems: Many community members have limited or no internet access Frontline organizations need new digital tools to build community The groups single priority is increasing digital inclusion for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities, individuals with disabilities, immigrants, women, or individuals experiencing poverty as well as other community members in isolation and at high risk of digital exclusion. DONATIONS NEEDED...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    April 16th, 2020
    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated economic fallout, both the State of Oregon and local governments instated moratoria on evictions to make sure that people retain secure housing during the crisis. This applies to both residential and commercial properties, and both to renters and those paying a mortgage. Multnomah County Eviction Moratorium Info Now Available A housing law expert from Metropolitan Public Defenders participated in our webinar to answer questions and present the most important things you need to know about the current housing laws. Webinar attendees...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    April 16th, 2020
    Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, a senior member of the House Education and Labor Committee, announced that the Department of Labor has awarded $3 million in National Worker Dislocated Grants to Oregon. Bonamici advocated for these grants, which will support training and employment services for workers who have been displaced and dislocated by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “A staggering number of Oregonians have filed unemployment claims in the last four weeks,” said Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici. “During this time of tremendous economic turmoil, our workforce system provides crucial...// Read more