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    SummerWorks is a locally funded public/private partnership that supports youth through their first work experience. The program is sponsored by Worksystems, City of Portland, Multnomah County, Washington County, City of Beaverton, TriMet, Portland Public Schools, Hillsboro School District, DHS, and private businesses that provides area youth ages 16 to 24 with enriching and constructive summer work experiences in the private, not for profit and government sectors. Though SummerWorks is a short-term employment and training program, our goal is to introduce our youth to employers who will...// Read more
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    Worksystems is committed to providing and using high quality data to guide our investments. We produce a bi-annual State of the Workforce report, in partnership with the Oregon Employment Department, containing in-depth information about our region and labor force. Selected highlights are included here with the full report attached below.// Read more
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    A strong workforce is critical to a strong economy. Skilled workers ensure that our local businesses can continue to compete and grow. Worksystems provides customized and innovative solutions to complex workforce problems. We link workforce supply with industry demand and develop strategies to meet the just-in-time hiring, training, and retention needs of business. Visit our site careersnw.org to explore careers in manufacturing, health care, tech and construction! We invest training resources to prepare people for in-demand occupations identified by companies in our advanced manufacturing ,...// 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