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  • Date posted:
    March 18th, 2022
    We are excited to announce that Congresswoman Bonamici secured $1M for Worksystems to train 80-100 historically underrepresented Washington County residents in construction! In the Portland Metro Area, the public capital projects pipeline shows an unprecedented building schedule. The five-year projections of green lighted large projects are over $7.5 Billion in construction work for the region, and this does not include any new projects that may come from a new federal Infrastructure Bill. This economic activity is an incredible opportunity for the region to direct efforts that will result in...// Read more
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    February 18th, 2022
    To support an equitable economic recovery and access to middle income careers, Worksystems has been working with the Portland Hauler Association (PHA), companies that collect recycling and garbage for the City of Portland, SE Works, and Interstate Trucking Academy to launch a first-of-its-kind training to help women and people of color access good-paying jobs in recycling/waste management and start careers as drivers serving city neighborhoods and businesses. The 12 week training program places women and people of color in middle-wage jobs with benefits. A Community-Centered Training Program...// Read more
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    February 16th, 2022
    Mayor Wheeler Launches “American Rescue Plan” Pandemic Recovery Employment Program to Support Portland’s Economic Recovery Portland’s “American Rescue Plan” pandemic recovery employment response kicks off two years of support for Portlanders, starting with the Driving Diversity program. Portland, Ore. – Portland’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) workforce development program, sponsored by the City of Portland, is helping Portlanders who have been impacted by the pandemic to re-career into living wage jobs. One of these efforts, the Driving Diversity program, trains and places low-income...// Read more
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    January 5th, 2022
    The State of Oregon and the Portland Metro region are national leaders in adopting and supporting climate change policies and initiatives and a key strategy component is the electrification of transportation. A skilled and ready supply of workers to support the electric vehicle supply chain at all levels is essential to growing and sustaining this important industry sector. With funding provided by PGE, Worksystems conducted an in-depth market study to analyze the demand for skilled and diverse workers to support the industry over the next 15 years. The study examined the: Volume, rate of...// Read more