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  • Date posted:
    June 19th, 2018
    Today we launched our tenth year of SummerWorks , a program that places Portland-area young adults in summer jobs to gain valuable work experience critical to their long-term success. Officials from Portland, Multnomah and Washington counties helped us welcome this years youth participants at a dynamic kick off event. Since 2009, our SummerWorks program has placed over 6,000 young people, ages 16 to 24, in summer jobs. The program provides a first job experience for young adults who are motivated to work but may lack the social networks or support to find jobs on their own. The program...// Read more
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    May 21st, 2018
    Univision News is helping us spread the word about workforce training and other services available through WorkSource Portland Metro to Spanish-speaking job seekers in our region. Video interviews with Spanish-speakers who have been supported through the public workforce system and gained employment are featured including a job seeker who received training and was placed at Allied Technology . We will continue to look for ways to promote WorkSource Portland Metro services and expand the reach of our programs.// Read more
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    May 1st, 2018
    On April 26, we were proud to sponsor and help coordinate "Industry for a Day" - an immersion experience for area teachers, school counselors and education leaders that provides hands-on exposure to manufacturing and construction careers at local industrial sites. "I learned so many concrete things that I can do as a teacher to connect students with these careers!" ~Teacher Participant Over 200 educators and industry leaders participated in the event and tours were held at 38 regional businesses. School districts from throughout the region sent their teachers and counselors and substitute...// Read more
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    April 11th, 2018
    A new report released today by the three Workforce Development Boards that serve the Portland-SW Washington region finds nearly 30,000 youth ages 16 to 24 are not in school or working (referred to as opportunity youth). Despite a strong regional economy, in which nearly 71,000 jobs were added between 2014 and 2016, the share and number of opportunity youth in the region remained stagnant since the last report in 2016. Opportunity Youth represent an important workforce resource for the regional economy. The report, commissioned by Worksystems, Clackamas Workforce Partnership and Workforce...// Read more