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    August 5th, 2016
    On August 3rd, the Workforce Development Board hosted Congresswoman Bonamici for a roundtable discussion on workforce, jobs and the economy. She was presented with an award of appreciation for her work in helping to pass the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Thank you Congresswoman! We appreciate your support.// Read more
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    July 15th, 2016
    On June 29th, Worksystems in partnership with the Columbia-Willamette Workforce Collaborative (CWWC) and WorkSource Oregon and Washington hosted a job fair for people interested in pursuing careers in the long term care industry Over 200 job seekers attended and met with 51 employers who are currently hiring. Attendees also had the chance to speak with people in various occupations including nursing, medication aids, caregivers and administration to gain insight into the challenges and rewards of various professions. The event also launched the Long Term Care marketing campaign - a core...// Read more
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    July 11th, 2016
    A new job training program launched in April shows signs of success for low-income, underserved communities in the Portland metro area. BankWork$, a collaboration between Worksystems and local financial institutions, provides 8-weeks of education to help prepare job seekers for careers in the financial services industry 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. Graduates are prepared for all aspects of branch banking including...// Read more
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    July 6th, 2016
    We are on track to place 1,000 area youth in jobs this summer! On July 1, an event was held at the Oregon Historical Society Museum to celebrate this exciting milestone. Commissioner Smith, Mayor Hales and Senator Wyden were guest speakers and provided motivation and encouragement to the SummerWorks program participants in attendance. KOIN covers SummerWorks Celebration ! Thank you to our Sponsors: Multnomah County * City of Portland * Washington County * Vocational Rehabilitation * Department of Human Services * City of Beaverton * Portland Public Schools * Hillsboro School District * TriMet...// Read more