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    Our Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) resources to serve adult job seekers are invested through the public workforce system - WorkSource Portland Metro - to fund a variety of programs and services to help people prepare for and connect to careers and to support the staffing needs of regional businesses. We carefully monitor the results of our investments to insure quality outcomes for both job seekers and employers. Results In the rolling 4 quarters ending June 30, 2017: 78,600 people accessed services at WorkSource Portland Metro 22,400 people were placed into jobs at an...// Read more
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    Whether you need information about the regional workforce, connections to resources, or strategies to solve complex workforce problems, Worksystems is available to help. Our expert team has the talent and know-how to meet the specific needs of both businesses and workers. Worksystems...We make it work! Knowledgeable Staff Our diverse and accomplished staff have a proven track record of success in identifiying critical workforce issues and implementing innovative solutions. We know the workforce requirements of business and the local labor pool better than anyone. We are skilled at raising...// Read more
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    Back to Work Oregon is a statewide hire first program that places unemployed job seekers in jobs while providing resources to the businesses to help train the new employees. This $6.3M initiative launched in 2011 with the goal of getting Oregon's economy back on track. Worksystems administers Back to Work Oregon in our region and since its inception, the program has helped employ and train 1,600 area job seekers while providing nearly 500 local employers with the talent they need to grow their businesses and our economy. Performance Outcomes: Performance Indicators Program Goals Progress to...// Read more
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    Our Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) resources to serve youth are invested through the Career Connect Network, a system of 9 service providers managed by Worksystems with expertise in serving a diverse population of disconnected and low-income youth. Our investments prepare youth for college and career-ladder employment through degree or certificate attainment, work readiness training, career exploration and transition to post-secondary education. Results In the rolling 4 quarters ending June 30, 2017: 1,182 youth received workforce preparation services 1,163 were placed in a...// Read more