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  • Date posted:
    April 20th, 2020
    As part of Worksystems’ response to the COVID-19 Economic Emergency we are supporting resource and service phone lines for the general public and current customers. In partnership with multiple WorkSource and community-based service providers, the COVID Workforce Response Lines will serve as an easily accessible connection to workforce services and related resources while other access points (libraries, WorkSource Centers, etc.) are closed due to social distancing guidelines. Two phone lines have been established: One serves residents of Multnomah County and The City of Portland. The other...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    April 17th, 2020
    We are excited to be a member of the Digital Divide Work Group to connect Portland during the COVID-19 Crisis. This work group is focused on solving two problems: Many community members have limited or no internet access Frontline organizations need new digital tools to build community The groups single priority is increasing digital inclusion for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities, individuals with disabilities, immigrants, women, or individuals experiencing poverty as well as other community members in isolation and at high risk of digital exclusion. DONATIONS NEEDED...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    April 16th, 2020
    Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, a senior member of the House Education and Labor Committee, announced that the Department of Labor has awarded $3 million in National Worker Dislocated Grants to Oregon. Bonamici advocated for these grants, which will support training and employment services for workers who have been displaced and dislocated by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “A staggering number of Oregonians have filed unemployment claims in the last four weeks,” said Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici. “During this time of tremendous economic turmoil, our workforce system provides crucial...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    April 16th, 2020
    Roland and Jesse from our staff participated in an online Q&A with KGW News where they answered questions from viewers on how to file for unemployment and provided information about workforce training and other support services available to help workers and businesses impacted by COVID-19. Great job guys!// Read more