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    Back to Work Oregon is a statewide hire first program that places unemployed job seekers in jobs while providing resources to the businesses to help train the new employees. This $6.3M initiative launched in 2011 with the goal of getting Oregon's economy back on track. Worksystems administers Back to Work Oregon in our region and since its inception, the program has helped employ and train 1,600 area job seekers while providing nearly 500 local employers with the talent they need to grow their businesses and our economy.// Read more
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    Worksystems convenes partners, designs programs, coordinates services, and invests funds to help job seekers acquire the skills they need to support themselves and to meet the staffing needs of regional industry. The region's public workforce development system - WorkSource Portland Metro (WSPM) - serves as our primary investment vehicle and we provide oversight to ensure the highest quality services. We are continually working to integrate workforce programs and services funded by other partner agencies into the public system to align resources, increase efficiency, and generate better...// Read more
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    The Workforce Development Board (WDB) is a unique public/private partnership representing the City of Portland, Multnomah and Washington counties. The WDB brings together local elected officials, private sector leaders, public agencies, education, labor, and community-based organizations to focus on regional workforce development and related community issues. Board members are appointed by the local elected officials with majority representation coming from the private sector including the Chair and Vice Chair. Staffed and supported by Worksystems, the WDB's primary goal is to build a...// Read more