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    Worksystems, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that pursues and invests resources to improve the quality of the workforce in the City of Portland, Multnomah and Washington Counties. We develop policies and design workforce development programs and services delivered through a network of local partners to help people get the skills, training and education they need to go to work or to advance in their careers. Our partners include employers, labor groups, government, community colleges, high schools, community-based and economic development organizations. Our mission is to coordinate a...// Read more
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    2017 was a year of transition for Teana. The Portland mother suddenly found herself at a crossroads in her marriage, without transportation, and on unemployment. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Healthcare Management but could not find a job. She applied to positions of every caliber but was overqualified for most. Teana’s priority was her children. While transitioning from stay at home mom to working mother, she applied for unemployment to provide for them. Accepting unemployment came with the condition that she visit WorkSource where she learned about Health Careers Northwest , a...// Read more
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    BankWork$ is an innovative partnership between Worksystems and local financial institutions to provide free training for those interested in a career in the banking industry. The 8-week program is designed to help low-income and underserved communities prepare for in-demand jobs in financial services starting at the branch level. You don't need a degree or prior experience. Program participants receive occupational job training and learn the necessary soft skills to be successful in the banking industry. Ongoing coaching and mentoring to help with career advancement is also available...// Read more