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  • Date posted:
    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
  • Date posted:
    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
  • Date posted:
    January 18th, 2018
    Worksystems, along with a coalition of 20 companies and the region's economic and workforce development organizations, has launched a new campaign to raise awareness of careers in manufacturing, health care, technology and construction. The site allows users to explore a variety of jobs and see current employment opportunities, access job training programs, learn about typical work environments, and showcases products and services made locally. Visit www.CareersNW.org to learn more! The metro area has a significant number of manufacturing, health care, technology and construction companies...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    January 12th, 2018
    Worksystems is pleased to release the 2017 Self-Sufficiency Standard , a measure of how much income a family of a certain composition in a given place in Oregon must earn to meet their basic needs without public or private subsidies. Developed by Dr. Diana Pearce, Director of the Center for Women's Welfare at the University of Washington , the Standard looks at the costs of child care, food, health care, housing, transportation, and miscellaneous expenses and is customized for 700 different household compositions and for every county in Oregon to determine the minimum amount needed to be self...// Read more