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  • Date posted:
    July 10th, 2018
    We are excited to announce two opportunities for job seekers interested in a career in the health care field to connect with employers and to also learn about available training resources. In partnership with WorkSource Portland Metro and Portland Community College, we are hosting two career fairs in July for those participating, or interested in enrolling, in the Health Careers Northwest training program . The events will feature over 20 healthcare employers and will provide attendees with the opportunity to connect with open jobs and apply for scholarships. Individuals currently in the...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    July 6th, 2018
    Worksystems was hired by Metro to conduct an in-depth market study of the construction industry in the Portland Metro area. Our report analyzes the existing labor supply and forecasts the local five-year workforce demand based on planned construction projects and extensive interviews with public agencies, contractors, apprenticeship programs, and pre-apprenticeship programs. While the report seeks to provide a comprehensive look at the construction labor market as a whole, it is also intended to help Metro and regional construction partners more effectively invest resources toward promotion...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    July 3rd, 2018
    Worksystems has reached out to recent graduates of Providence's Community Health Care Worker training to provide information about additional training available through our Health Careers Northwest program. Graduates of Providence's 4-week training program are equipped with the knowledge to inform members of their community about available health care resources and the importance of healthy living and early screening. Many of the graduates are bi-lingual and will help support efforts to provide culturally competent care. Since these graduates have already demonstrated an aptitude for and...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    June 19th, 2018
    Today we launched our tenth year of SummerWorks , a program that places Portland-area young adults in summer jobs to gain valuable work experience critical to their long-term success. Officials from Portland, Multnomah and Washington counties helped us welcome this years youth participants at a dynamic kick off event. Since 2009, our SummerWorks program has placed over 6,000 young people, ages 16 to 24, in summer jobs. The program provides a first job experience for young adults who are motivated to work but may lack the social networks or support to find jobs on their own. The program...// Read more