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tryan@worksystems.org.
  • Date posted:
    September 23rd, 2021
    This fall, more than 25,000 Portland State University (PSU) students will return to the city’s downtown area. As students make their way back on campus, the school year marks the single largest reopening in downtown Portland since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Developed out of partnerships and planning from the Portland Action Tables – a group of more than 200 community members dedicated to championing Portland’s future – Here for Portland, Downtown is a new initiative bolstered by the City of Portland, Worksystems, Portland State University, Prosper Portland, Bricks Need Mortar,...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    September 23rd, 2021
    Meet these outstanding participants from our SummerWorks program! SummerWorks is an initiative that provides work-readiness training and paid work experiences to area youth. For many, this is their first job. These young people came to SummerWorks from POIC/Rosemary Anderson High School where they were enrolled in the Industry of Young Entrepreneurs program, an effort to provide coaching, mentoring, and structured activities to high school students who are interested in entrepreneurship. The program is designed to inspire, challenge, and empower students to become the next generation of...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    June 23rd, 2021
    To support an equitable economic recovery and access to middle income careers, Worksystems has been working with the Portland Hauler Association (PHA), companies that collect recycling and garbage for the City of Portland, SE Works, and Interstate Trucking Academy to launch a first-of-its-kind training to help women and people of color access good-paying jobs in recycling/waste management and start careers as drivers serving city neighborhoods and businesses. The new 12 week training program places women and people of color in middle-wage jobs with benefits. Participants in the inaugural...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    June 7th, 2021
    We are excited to announce a new partnership with the Portland Haulers Association to provide free training to those interested in in becoming recycling/garbage haulers. Entry-level wages range from $18-$29/hour with benefits and Portland Hauler Association member companies are hiring! The industry offers career stability, wage growth, and opportunity to advance into leadership positions. The industry-designed training includes 12-weeks of integrated hands-on and classroom training and participants will be prepared to take the Oregon Commercial Driver License (CDL) test. Participants will...// Read more