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    Worksystems has successfully managed over $350 million in federal, state and local resources since our inception in 1998. We take our fiscal stewardship seriously and we're driven by our commitment to make every dollar count. Our audited financial statements, annual expenditures report and annual budget are attached below.// Read more
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    Data show that construction has become a high-growth industry in the Portland Metro Area. In the next ten years, more than 15,000 new jobs are expected, outpacing other industries in the region. These are high paying jobs, averaging over $25 per hour. Current and future building trends, both public and private, are rapidly increasing the demand for skilled tradespeople in the region. One-fifth of the region’s construction workforce is at, or nearing, retirement age. Contractors are currently looking across the country to fill positions. How can we work together to address training and...// Read more
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    We convene a network of community based organizations, each providing population-specific career coaching and support services to support vulnerable populations engaged in workforce training activities. Populations served include justice-involved individuals, those with housing instability and/or homelessness, communities of color, immigrants and refugees, individuals in recovery from addictions and those in poverty. This network has a shared goal of customers attaining career-track employment in industries with high demand occupations that provide pathways to middle-wage jobs. Our Economic...// Read more
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    Manufacturing is the engine that powers our region's economic vitality. From metals, machinery and transportation to semiconductors and green technology, the manufacturing sector in the metro area represents almost 30% of the region's GDP. Manufacturing provides jobs, innovation and spurs productivity - giving our region an edge in the competitive global economy. Visit our site careersnw.org to explore careers in manufacturing! A strong workforce is critical to this success. We have engaged the manufacturing community to better understand their workforce issues and are designing programs and...// Read more