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tryan@worksystems.org.
  • Date posted:
    June 7th, 2021
    We are excited to announce a new partnership with the Portland Haulers Association to provide free training to those interested in in becoming recycling/garbage haulers. Entry-level wages range from $18-$29/hour with benefits and Portland Hauler Association member companies are hiring! The industry offers career stability, wage growth, and opportunity to advance into leadership positions. The industry-designed training includes 12-weeks of integrated hands-on and classroom training and participants will be prepared to take the Oregon Commercial Driver License (CDL) test. Participants will...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    May 18th, 2021
    On May 7, Worksystems hosted our 3rd annual Portland Youth Opportunity Job Fair with over 1,500 youth in attendance! The virtual event featured 16 regional employers with immediate job openings and paid internships available and numerous offers were made to job seekers on the spot. The fair also featured a resource center where youth obtained information on high school completion, post-secondary education, apprenticeship opportunities, financial literacy, employment services, job-related dress, record expungement, and housing information. The resource center also provide a professional review...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    April 23rd, 2021
    Worksystems is excited to announce that we are partnering with 2U, Inc. and University of Oregon Continuing and Professional Education to launch the Access 2 Education PDX Scholarship Fund. THE NEED In the metro-Portland area, the economic impact of COVID-19 has disproportionately affected our most vulnerable. Those with the least face uncertain job prospects and growing economic insecurity. At the same time, we have seen an accelerated demand for advanced technological talent. This opportunity gap can be met by increasing access to affordable, high-quality training programs. Your sponsorship...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    April 22nd, 2021
    Worksystems is an award-winning nonprofit organization serving Multnomah and Washington Counties and the City of Portland whose mission is to build and invest in a comprehensive workforce development system that supports individual prosperity and business competitiveness. We offer excellent compensation and benefits and an innovative work environment. Join Worksystems and make a difference! We are recruiting for the key position of Senior Project Manager to join our Sector Team. The position will be responsible for business engagement in the Manufacturing and Tech sectors. Additionally, the...// Read more