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  • Date posted:
    March 5th, 2018
    You’ve probably seen those quirky, techy job postings. They’re the ones that want candidates to be able to code, have UX skills, think creatively, throw a 98-mph fastball, and concoct the world’s most delicious green smoothie. Okay, we’re exaggerating a bit, but you get the point. “Unicorns” are like the Holy Grail of employees. They have broad skill sets, can think creatively and technically, and have plenty of relevant experience. Unicorns can do it all, and our region's rapidly growing tech industry is desperately searching for them. Situated between Silicon Valley and Seattle, the...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    February 14th, 2018
    Worksystems is excited to receive a $388,000 grant, awarded by the Portland Justice Fund, to develop and manage a new trucking recruitment program over the next three years. The program will focus on recruiting, training and placing women and people of color in truck driving jobs throughout the region. These jobs will pay living wages and include benefits. “These funds will be used to help women and people of color get the training they need to prepare for a rewarding career in the trucking industry,” said Worksystems Executive Director Andrew McGough. "This is a great opportunity for job...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    February 9th, 2018
    Isis discusses her journey from being formerly incarcerated to an apprentice electrician. She describes a day in the life of an electrician and the challenges of being an African American female on the job. Her words of encouragement will inspire others to pursue this very rewarding career. Visit www.CareersNW.org to explore other careers and learn about training programs to prepare for them.// Read more
    Tags: Construction
  • Date posted:
    February 8th, 2018
    Over 80 job seekers attended our information session to learn about a welder pre-hire training program that we are supporting for Gunderson. Candidates who successfully complete the 30-hour training will be considered for hire as a Welder Trainee at Gunderson with an additional 6-weeks of on-the-job training provided post-hire. Worksystems training resources will pay for the manufacturing training as well as career coaches, job preparation support and other services for the participants. Gunderson was so pleased with the quality of the candidates, they have asked for a second training cohort...// Read more