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    Data show that construction has become a high-growth industry in the Portland Metro Area. In the next ten years, more than 15,000 new jobs are expected, outpacing other industries in the region. These are high paying jobs, averaging over $25 per hour. Current and future building trends, both public and private, are rapidly increasing the demand for skilled tradespeople in the region. One-fifth of the region’s construction workforce is at, or nearing, retirement age. Contractors are currently looking across the country to fill positions. How can we work together to address training and...// Read more
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    Whether you need information about the regional workforce, connections to resources, or strategies to solve complex workforce problems, Worksystems is available to help. Our expert team has the talent and know-how to meet the specific needs of both businesses and workers. Worksystems...We make it work! Knowledgeable Staff Our diverse and accomplished staff have a proven track record of success in identifiying critical workforce issues and implementing innovative solutions. We know the workforce requirements of business and the local labor pool better than anyone. We are skilled at raising...// Read more
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    SummerWorks is a locally funded public/private partnership that supports youth through their first work experience. The program is sponsored by Worksystems, City of Portland, Multnomah County, Washington County, City of Beaverton, TriMet, Portland Public Schools, Hillsboro School District, DHS, and private businesses that provides area youth ages 16 to 24 with enriching and constructive summer work experiences in the private, not for profit and government sectors. Though SummerWorks is a short-term employment and training program, our goal is to introduce our youth to employers who will...// Read more
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    The Prosperity Planner is a career and financial planning tool that helps people understand how much money they need to earn to be self sufficient. By using this tool, job seekers can create a budget that covers their basic living necessities and identify resources to help lower their expenses. The Planner can also be used to explore career options to determine which ones will provide enough income to achieve financial independence and to create a career plan to get the necessary skills. The Prosperity Planner is based on the "2017 Self-Sufficiency Standard for Oregon" developed by Dr. Diana...// Read more