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    Anab participated in our youth employment program SummerWorks for several years providing community outreach and organizing in her own neighborhood. Originally from Somalia, Anab moved to the United States when she was 7 years old. As part of Multnomah County's STRYVE (Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere) program, Anab’s internship focused on promoting healthy activities and building community among the neighborhood’s diverse immigrant residents. Upon completing SummerWorks 2016, Anab enrolled in a local career prep program and registered for classes at Portland Community College to...// Read more
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    Worksystems funds and supports training for participants in the Economic Opportunity Program (EOP), an initiative to help low-income individuals develop career goals and pursue training that lead to self-sufficiency. EOP brings together various partners that provide services to low income participants as a team. This network provides participants with a multitude of on-ramps to intensive employment services. EOP customers work with Career Coaches to create career plans and access a variety of skills development, occupational training and job search assistance to obtain living-wage employment...// Read more
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    The local technology industry is booming, providing great opportunity to keep Portland working. Information technology occupations exist within and across every sector and the sector is a significant contributor to the advancement, stability and vitality of the local economy. High projected growth provides ample employment opportunities and high wages support the prosperity of the region's population. Visit our site careersnw.org to explore careers in tech! The tech industry is expected to grow 32% with 10,000 new jobs projected by 2022. To prepare for these jobs, job seekers much have the...// Read more
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    Reboot NW is a $8.5M four-year grant that will train 850 long-term unemployed residents and 150 career-seeking veterans for jobs in the manufacturing and IT sectors. The grant will fund occupational skills training while fast-tracking participants through industry credentialing and certification programs, giving them the in-demand skills needed by area employers. Program participants can receive paid work experiences, career coaching, job placement assistance, and on-the job training to help Reboot their careers. Reboot is funded through October, 2018. Clackamas Workforce Partnership and...// Read more