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  • 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
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    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
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    February 6th, 2018
    Worksystems convened a group of diverse people to discuss their experience of being a minority in the workplace. This powerful video provides insights into the challenges they face. Shot on location at Blank Slate Restaurant in NE Portland.// Read more
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    February 5th, 2018
    When housing and employment systems align, great outcomes for real people happen. This work builds a diverse workforce and creates opportunities for all to thrive. Check out the inspiring results! Thanks to all of our partners who work with us to make the Economic Opportunity Program a success: A Home for Everyone, Central City Concern, City of Portland, Constructing Hope, El Programa Hispano, Home Forward, Human Solutions, IRCO, Meyer Memorial Trust, Multnomah County, Oregon Tradeswomen, Prosper Portland, Self Enhancement, SE Works, Urban League. To schedule a screening of the full-length...// Read more