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    Every Thursday at 2:00 pm, Worksystems will host a webinar to present information on the new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program. This page contains resources that will be reviewed during the webinar. Staff will be on hand to answer your questions! Sign up for a webinar HERE . The Oregon Employment Department (OED) has begun taking applications for PUA (Pandemic Unemployment Assistance), an Unemployment Insurance program with expanded eligibility for those who are self employed, are not paid via a regular W-2, and/or who are otherwise not eligible for normal unemployment insurance...// Read more
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    A study by Brookings states that having a job as a teenager (ages 16 to 18) predicts a higher liklihood of having a quality job (including higher wages) in adulthood. Missing out on an early work experience can have long-term negative effects on future employment and lifetime earnings. But not all youth have access to jobs in their teen and early adult years with low income youth of color least likely to secure any type of employment. There are over 29,000 young people in the Portland-Vancouver Metro region who are not in school or working (called opportunity youth) - a statistic with dire...// Read more
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    One of our Reboot NW training partipants was recently given the Portland Women Who Code's 2018 Rising Tech Star award! Brandi "Charly" Welch received the award based on community nominations, including one from her company's Chief Technology Officer. Charly is a single mom who completed technology training funded through our Reboot NW program. With help from her program-sponsored career coach, she has overcome poverty and is now employed as a full stack engineer at DiscoverOrg in Vancouver. Congratulations Charly!// Read more