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  • Date posted:
    August 14th, 2020
    We are pleased to announce that we have received $144,000 from the City of Portland's Social Equity & Educational Development (SEED) Grant Fund! Read the full story in the Skanner ! Worksystems is one of six local organizations receiving SEED funding from revenues generated from Portland’s recreational marijuana sales tax. The funds will be used to serve an additional 30 people in the Justice Involved Portlanders Initiative (Initiative), which provides occupational training to prepare for middle-skill jobs, rent assistance to help training participants retain housing, and job placement...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    August 7th, 2020
    With Oregon’s eviction moratorium expiring in less than two months — and Congress stalled on adding rent support to a new COVID-19 bill — governments in the Portland metro area are investing millions of dollars to help thousands of families on the edge of losing their housing. The Portland Housing Bureau, the Joint Office of Homeless Services, Multnomah County’s Department of County Human Services, and regional housing authority Home Forward have banded together to deploy $29 million in rent assistance to COVID-impacted households throughout Multnomah County over the next several months...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    August 6th, 2020
    Worksystems has launched a hotline to provide assistance for English Language Learners who need help filing an Unemployment Insurance claim in their preferred language. Bilingual staff are providing language interpretation services for those needing assistance filing their initial or weekly claim for regular unemployment, PUA, or PEUC). However, they cannot help with questions regarding an open claim and will refer those questions to the Oregon Employment Department. Language Assistance Hotline: 503-606-6969 Worksystems is providing staffing for the hotline through our network of community-...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    July 30th, 2020
    Our partnership with Meyer Memorial Trust (MMT) has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and selected as a recipient of the 2020 HUD Secretary's Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships! MMT was recognized for supporting partnership work in the Economic Opportunity Program (EOP) network. Both customer outcomes through career coaching and analysis of aligning employment and housing services to address homelessness in our region were cited as meaningfully impactful and a model to make known around the country. Worksystems utilized the support of MMT...// Read more