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    NW Promise is a $6 million four-year grant that seeks to train and place historically under-represented populations into Healthcare (HC) and Tech (IT) occupations with a solid career pathway into sustainable, living wage employment. Training resources are focused on the long-term unemployed, under-employed, incumbent workers, people of color, English language learners, people with disabilities, low-income residents, and other populations facing barriers to employment. Increasing workforce diversity in the healthcare field is seen as an important contributor to these goals and has been a key...// Read more
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    Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused regional unemployment claims to reach historic levels. Many in our community – Black, Indigenous, and other people of color, women, immigrants, individuals with disabilities, and workers with less access to education and lower incomes – have disproportionately suffered from the health and economic devastation caused by the public health crisis. The aftermath of this crisis calls for deliberate and bold changes to stabilize our workforce and ensure our region can successfully move forward. Quality Jobs: Creating an Equitable Recovery To that...// Read more
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    Worksystems coordinates a network of community-based organizations, known as NextGen , that provides career development services to many of our community’s most underserved and vulnerable youth populations. These include youth residents of public housing, youth experiencing housing instability and/or homelessness, youth of color, immigrants and refugees, LGBTQIA, youth in foster care, youth with juvenile just system involvement, and youth in poverty. Partners across our network work together toward the shared goal of helping the populations we serve to enter continued education or career-...// Read more
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