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    There is no one-size-fits-all approach to building and sustaining the skilled workforce necessary to support a thriving community. It takes creative thinking, customized policies and innovative solutions tailored to the specific workforce needs of people and businesses. We have the expertise, resources and partnerships necessary to get people working, keep them working, and make sure businesses - particularly those in key regional industries such as advanced manufacturing , construction , high tech , and health care - have the talent they need to thrive. Visit our site careersnw.org to...// Read more
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    BankWork$ is an innovative partnership between Worksystems and local financial institutions to provide free training for those interested in a career in the banking industry. The 8-week program is designed to help low-income and underserved communities prepare for in-demand jobs in financial services starting at the branch level. You don't need a degree or prior experience. Program participants receive occupational job training and learn the necessary soft skills to be successful in the banking industry. Ongoing coaching and mentoring to help with career advancement is also available...// Read more
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    Health care has the strongest employment growth of any industry in the Portland metro area. By 2016, the regional health care workforce is expected to expand by over 14%. While workforce supply and demand remain mostly in balance, key skill gaps exist in certain occupations. Worksystems is bringing together a broad network of partners to fill these gaps and prepare for changes in the way health care will be delivered in the coming years. Visit our site careersnw.org to explore careers in health care! We have engaged the health care industry to better understand their workforce needs and are...// Read more
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    TechRise PDX is designed to prepare young adults (ages 18 – 29) with barriers to employment to enter and advance in local tech occupations. The program aims to increase the representation of women and people of color in tech occupations. TechRise PDX provides career coaching, support services, career exploration, occupational training and other services to help participants secure tech jobs in the Portland metro area. TechRise PDX is funded in part by a $3,997,717 TecHire grant from the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration. TechRise PDX started in July 2016 and is...// Read more