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tryan@worksystems.org.
  • Date posted:
    October 12th, 2018
    Worksystems, in partnership with Workforce Southwest Washington and Clackamas Workforce Partnership, has published and released a comprehensive State of the Workforce report covering the Greater Portland-Vancouver Area and key findings were presented to the Portland Metro Workforce Development Board earlier today. This report provides critical information about the quality of the workforce, available and projected jobs, and describes some of the challenges and opportunities facing our region. The information will help us better understand the balance between workforce supply and industry...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    October 11th, 2018
    Building on the success of last spring’s Portland Opportunity Youth Job Fair, we are again partniering with Gateway to College to host two more job fairs for disconnected youth and adults facing barriers to employment in our region. As with the fair last spring, employers will be conducting on-site interviews and we will have a number of services available to help job seekers struggling to connect to employment. The fairs – on October 19 at the Rosewood Initiative and October 24 at the Willow Creek Center, Workforce Portland Metro – will focus both on Opportunity Youth and community members...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    October 10th, 2018
    Child care is the #1 barrier preventing job seekers from completing training - especially single parents. Worksystems has secured additional resources from the Oregon Department of Human Services to support the child care needs of workforce training participants and it has made a world of difference. Hear Jessica's story! Worksystems, our programs and partners will be featured on KGW's month long "Get Ahead" campaign focused on the economy and labor market// Read more
  • Date posted:
    October 4th, 2018
    We are excited to roll out our new approach to Manufacturing tours for Multnomah County. In the past, we have participated in Manufacturing Day, sending hundreds of middle and high school students to different manufacturing sites in our region on the first Friday in October. The event has become so popular and successful that we struggled to meet the demand for tours on that one single day. To address this issue, and to increase the opportunities for interaction between manufacturers and educators, we have revamped our approach. Manufacturing Day has now become Manufacturing Month with...// Read more