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tryan@worksystems.org.
  • Date posted:
    October 11th, 2018
    Building on the success of last spring’s Portland Opportunity Youth Job Fair, we are again partniering with Gateway to College to host two more job fairs for disconnected youth and adults facing barriers to employment in our region. As with the fair last spring, employers will be conducting on-site interviews and we will have a number of services available to help job seekers struggling to connect to employment. The fairs – on October 19 at the Rosewood Initiative and October 24 at the Willow Creek Center, Workforce Portland Metro – will focus both on Opportunity Youth and community members...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    October 10th, 2018
    Child care is the #1 barrier preventing job seekers from completing training - especially single parents. Worksystems has secured additional resources from the Oregon Department of Human Services to support the child care needs of workforce training participants and it has made a world of difference. Hear Jessica's story! Worksystems, our programs and partners will be featured on KGW's month long "Get Ahead" campaign focused on the economy and labor market// Read more
  • Date posted:
    October 4th, 2018
    We are excited to roll out our new approach to Manufacturing tours for Multnomah County. In the past, we have participated in Manufacturing Day, sending hundreds of middle and high school students to different manufacturing sites in our region on the first Friday in October. The event has become so popular and successful that we struggled to meet the demand for tours on that one single day. To address this issue, and to increase the opportunities for interaction between manufacturers and educators, we have revamped our approach. Manufacturing Day has now become Manufacturing Month with...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    July 19th, 2018
    Worksystems and our partners Workforce SW Washington and Clackamas Workforce Partners are pleased to announce the launch of our 2018-2021 Healthcare Workforce Plan. The Plan was released at a celebration event today with over 40 healthcare partners in attendance. Over the past 6 months, we convened healthcare industry professionals to identify and prioritize their specific workforce challenges and needs: Recruit and Retain Healthcare Professionals Build a Healthcare Pipeline Through Employer and Education Partnerships Advance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Healthcare Worksystems and our...// Read more