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  • 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
    Worksystems, our training programs and partners are being featured in KGW's month long "Get Ahead" campaign focused on the economy and labor market. The campaign helps to connect job seekers and employers and highlights training programs that prepare people for career track employment in the region, including our Reboot program focused on manufacturing and IT training. Hear Chloe's story!// 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