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  • Date posted:
    April 16th, 2020
    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated economic fallout, both the State of Oregon and local governments instated moratoria on evictions to make sure that people retain secure housing during the crisis. This applies to both residential and commercial properties, and both to renters and those paying a mortgage. Multnomah County Eviction Moratorium Info Now Available A housing law expert from Metropolitan Public Defenders participated in our webinar to answer questions and present the most important things you need to know about the current housing laws. Webinar attendees...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    April 15th, 2020
    Grant funding is now available through Worksystems and the US Department of Labor to help businesses train their tech workers during the COVID-19 crisis. This funding is to help existing workers obtain new certifications, increase skills and bring enhanced value to their employers. Target occupations for this funding include: Hardware Engineers Software Engineers Computer Support and all other Specialists DevOps Engineers Project Managers Network Systems Administrators Systems Architects Data Scientists Scrum Masters If you are a Portland Metro Area-based business and are interested in...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    April 14th, 2020
    Worksystems is pleased to sponsor another information technology (IT) training through our TechRise PDX grant. We are once again partnering with training provider Creating IT Futures for the 8-week training scheduled from June 22 to August 14, 2020. The training will be taught ONLINE via live virtual instruction, unless COVID-19 restrictions allow in-person gatherings at that time. Training graduates will have the opportunity to test and earn a CompTia A+ certification. Apply today to start preparing for an exciting IT career! Ideal candidates for this training are high school graduates (or...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    April 14th, 2020
    In response to the devastating impact that COVID-19 is having on the small business community, Washington County has provided resources for Worksystems to staff a dedicated phone line to answer questions and provide support. Assistance will be available to help connect small businesses to resources through the Small Business Administration, State of Oregon, Washington County, economic development partners, and the public workforce system (among others). DETAILS Washington County small business COVID response phone number: (971) 512-6787 Hours that a staff person will be available to answer...// Read more