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  • Date posted:
    February 6th, 2013
    Worksystems has been awarded a $529,837 National Emergency Grant from the US Department of Labor to assist 150 workers affected by the closure of one of Siltronic Corporation's manufacturing facilities at its plant in NW Portland. Working with a number of state and local partners, Worksystems lead the development of the grant and will administer the resources on behalf of Siltronic and the impacted workers. Grant resources will provide much needed training and support to help workers find new jobs in the area. "This grant will enable workers to gain the skills they need to transition to...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    February 4th, 2013
    A leading research firm, Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI), recently analyzed the cost-benefit of Worksystems' investments in programs that help adults, dislocated workers and youth receive training and enter employment. It also looked at the operations of Worksystems and the agency's overall economic impact on the regional economy. The study found that our combined adult, dislocated worker and youth investments generated a cumulative added value of $5.17 in taxable income for every $1 dollar spent. This benefit impacts our regional economy through higher earnings for program...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    January 26th, 2013
    Worksystems and area workforce partners recently hosted an event at Clackamas Community College to showcase careers in manufacturing to area youth to help build a pipeline of skilled workers for the industry. Students learned about industry occupations, wage rates, and available tools to help them further explore career options. Students toured the college’s manufacturing training facilities and completed hands on projects to get a feel for the nature of the work. The day concluded with a presentation by Liberty Metal Fab on employment at their company. Students who attended received credit...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    January 24th, 2013
    Worksystems, in partnership with the Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council and the Workforce Investment Council of Clackamas County , recently hosted a symposium for job seekers looking for high tech careers. More than 250 people attended the event which offered interactive sessions and panels featuring expertise from industry insiders, talent management professionals and job search experts. The symposium was partially funded by the Professional Skills Training and Employment Project (ProSTEP), a combination of three federal grants totaling nearly $11 million awarded to...// Read more