Latest News

For media inquiries please contact Tricia Ryan, 503.478.7326
tryan@worksystems.org.
  • Date posted:
    October 6th, 2020
    On October 1st, the Respectful Workplace Review Committee hosted a webinar to address occurrences of hostile work environments at construction sites. The Committee, which represents a broad alliance of construction industry stakeholders and partners including Worksystems, presented its recommendations and tools to address jobsite culture in the construction industry . Nearly 200 people participated from a wide mix of employers, community groups, trade associations, labor and public owners. This level of interest clearly demonstrates the willingness in the region to come together to address...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    September 8th, 2020
    Worksystems is launching a number of training opportunities in the Construction and IT sectors! The Portland Community College CCTP construction pre-apprenticeship online training program begins September 21 st and they are actively recruiting diverse Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients who are residents of Washington County or the City of Portland. Enrollments must be completed by September 14 th , so contact wcconstruction-group@pcc.edu...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    August 14th, 2020
    We are pleased to announce that we have received $144,000 from the City of Portland's Social Equity & Educational Development (SEED) Grant Fund! Read the full story in the Skanner ! Worksystems is one of six local organizations receiving SEED funding from revenues generated from Portland’s recreational marijuana sales tax. The funds will be used to serve an additional 30 people in the Justice Involved Portlanders Initiative (Initiative), which provides occupational training to prepare for middle-skill jobs, rent assistance to help training participants retain housing, and job placement...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    August 7th, 2020
    With Oregon’s eviction moratorium expiring in less than two months — and Congress stalled on adding rent support to a new COVID-19 bill — governments in the Portland metro area are investing millions of dollars to help thousands of families on the edge of losing their housing. The Portland Housing Bureau, the Joint Office of Homeless Services, Multnomah County’s Department of County Human Services, and regional housing authority Home Forward have banded together to deploy $29 million in rent assistance to COVID-impacted households throughout Multnomah County over the next several months...// Read more