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tryan@worksystems.org.
  • Date posted:
    October 26th, 2017
    Worksystems funds and supports training for participants in Portland's Economic Opportunity Program (EOP), an initiative to help low-income individuals develop career goals and pursue training that lead to self-sufficiency. EOP customers work with Career Coaches to create career plans and access a variety of basic skills classes, occupational training and job search assistance to obtain living-wage employment. Rent assistance improves outcomes for low-income training participants Many program participants struggle with housing stability while in training so Worksystems partnered with Home...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    October 18th, 2017
    KGW has launched a series of stories featuring Worksystems that promote our programs and services that connect job seekers to training resources for in-demand occupations in manufacturing , construction , IT/software and health care . If you've missed any...here are the TV segments! Catching up with Job Market Trends focuses on the current labor market. Finding and Preparing for the Right Job helps job seekers understand the resources and services available to help them. Jobs in Construction and Construction Profile highlight the opportunities in this fast growing industry and the pathways to...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    October 13th, 2017
    A team of Worksystems staff braved the cold and rain to participate in the 4K charity run in support of Rosemary Anderson High School (RAHS), an Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc. (OIC) community-based alternative high school and one of our youth program contractors. Go team!// Read more
  • Date posted:
    October 11th, 2017
    The successful Community Benefits Agreement program - designed to increase opportunities for minorities and women on large scale public works construction projects - was featured in a recent addition of Street Roots News . Worksystems worked closely with numerous community based organizations, labor groups and pre-apprenticeship programs to develop this model that provides training for historically under-represented populations to prepare them for construction jobs and establishes hiring and contracting goals for public projects. We believe this is a powerful tool to help promote workforce...// Read more