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    Despite many efforts to date, construction remains an industry that lacks diverse workers entering into the trades and/or low completion rates. This has resulted in an industry that continues to struggle with diversifying its workforce. Data and stakeholder input clearly show that the construction workforce is not representative of the community and although numerous attempts have been made over several decades to diversify the workforce, there has been little to no lasting effect. CAWS is a membership organization managed by Worksystems and created by the construction industry and its...// 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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    In addition to managing federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds from the US Department of Labor, Worksystems has a highly successful track record of bringing additional grants and other resources into the community. We pursue funds to support and expand proven best practice programs and to provide customized training to target populations such as disconnected youth, public housing residents, veterans, ex-offenders, long-term unemployed, English language learners, low-income job seekers, and workers impacted by mass layoffs. We also pursue funds to support training in key...// Read more
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