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tryan@worksystems.org.
  • Date posted:
    February 12th, 2021
    Worksystems, the Portland Metro Workforce Development Board has worked for years to transform the regional workforce system and realize the vision of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Passed in 2014, WIOA marked the most significant change to the Federal adult education, vocational rehabilitation, and workforce development systems in more than a decade. WIOA calls for stronger alignment of workforce, education, vocational rehabilitation, and other human services systems to improve the structure and delivery of regional workforce services, particularly to individuals with...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    February 18th, 2021
    The COVID crisis has impacted vulnerable communities in our region with disproportionately high unemployment and thousands of families on the edge of losing their housing. With funding provided by local governments through the COVID-19 Rent Relief Program (CVRRP) and the Oregon Health Authority , Worksystems has provided rent assistance and cash support resources to assist job seekers most in need, prioritizing BIPOC households seeking job training and employment placement services. Resources were distributed through our partner network of culturally specific providers and other community...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    February 17th, 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 team and serve as lead for technology tools, platforms and websites used to support job seekers, our provider network,...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    January 8th, 2021
    The Portland Shared Prosperity Initiative - a partnership between Worksystems, Mt. Hood Community College, Oregon Department of Human Services and Joint Office of Homeless Services - will receive a $1M philanthropic investment from JPMorgan Chase to bring to scale a successful pilot to align workforce development, housing and social safety net systems to support the childcare needs of women, people of color and low-income households with young children who wish to pursue occupational training and enter middle-income careers. Over 18,000 families in Multnomah County lived below the poverty...// Read more