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tryan@worksystems.org.
  • Date posted:
    July 30th, 2020
    Our partnership with Meyer Memorial Trust (MMT) has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and selected as a recipient of the 2020 HUD Secretary's Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships! MMT was recognized for supporting partnership work in the Economic Opportunity Program (EOP) network. Both customer outcomes through career coaching and analysis of aligning employment and housing services to address homelessness in our region were cited as meaningfully impactful and a model to make known around the country. Worksystems utilized the support of MMT...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    July 10th, 2020
    On July 13, Worksystems is launching Work$Ready, a free online job readiness training created in response to the unprecedented need created by COVID to help job seekers prepare virtually to re-enter the workforce. Classes are taught via video-conferencing by experienced instructors and cover topics such as professional presence, resume writing, interview practice and soft skills needed to land and keep a job. This training is all online and runs 2 hours per day, for days per week, for 3 weeks. Interested participants will need to have a computer, tablet or smart phone and internet access. If...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    June 2nd, 2020
    Like so many, we have experienced waves of emotion following the brutal murder of George Floyd. From despair to rage, the cruel and senseless killing of another African American at the hands of the police and the systemic racism it represents - must stop. As an organization, we will be an active ally in the fight to end racism and will work with the community, our Board, staff and partners to affect meaningful and lasting change. We must and will do better. In solidarity.// Read more
  • 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