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tryan@worksystems.org.
  • 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
  • Date posted:
    July 6th, 2018
    Worksystems was hired by Metro to conduct an in-depth market study of the construction industry in the Portland Metro area. Our report analyzes the existing labor supply and forecasts the local five-year workforce demand based on planned construction projects and extensive interviews with public agencies, contractors, apprenticeship programs, and pre-apprenticeship programs. While the report seeks to provide a comprehensive look at the construction labor market as a whole, it is also intended to help Metro and regional construction partners more effectively invest resources toward promotion...// Read more