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    A strong workforce is critical to a strong economy. Skilled workers ensure that our local businesses can continue to compete and grow. Worksystems provides customized and innovative solutions to complex workforce problems. We link workforce supply with industry demand and develop strategies to meet the just-in-time hiring, training, and retention needs of business. Visit our site careersnw.org to explore careers in manufacturing, health care, tech and construction! We invest training resources to prepare people for in-demand occupations identified by companies in our advanced manufacturing ,...// Read more
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    The Economic Opportunity Program is a partnership between Worksystems, Prosper Portland and nine area community based organizations that provides training, employment and intensive support services tailored to meet the needs of highly barriered populations. Through our partnership with Central City Concern, we helped Amy get back on her feet. “I started drinking and smoking pot when I was fourteen,” says Portlander Amy Simpson. For twenty-five years, I used marijuana and alcohol. I drank a lot. Toward the end, I became addicted to meth amphetamine. I led a dual life. I was good at deception...// Read more
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    Program The Green Careers Training Project provided low-income individuals, unemployed people of color, homeless, veterans, and ex-offenders with valuable training and resources to help secure living wage jobs in emerging green industries. It was a $4 million collaboration between Worksystems and 19 community partners. Impact Worksystems and its partners worked together to train over 400 men and women—300 of which were quickly placed in a well-paying job. The project accelerated their careers and drove economic growth in the community by improving the quality of our workforce and infusing the...// Read more
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