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tryan@worksystems.org.
  • 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
  • Date posted:
    July 19th, 2018
    Worksystems and our partners Workforce SW Washington and Clackamas Workforce Partners are pleased to announce the launch of our 2018-2021 Healthcare Workforce Plan. The Plan was released at a celebration event today with over 40 healthcare partners in attendance. Over the past 6 months, we convened healthcare industry professionals to identify and prioritize their specific workforce challenges and needs: Recruit and Retain Healthcare Professionals Build a Healthcare Pipeline Through Employer and Education Partnerships Advance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Healthcare Worksystems and our...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    July 10th, 2018
    We are excited to announce two opportunities for job seekers interested in a career in the health care field to connect with employers and to also learn about available training resources. In partnership with WorkSource Portland Metro and Portland Community College, we are hosting two career fairs in July for those participating, or interested in enrolling, in the Health Careers Northwest training program . The events will feature over 20 healthcare employers and will provide attendees with the opportunity to connect with open jobs and apply for scholarships. Individuals currently in the...// Read more