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tryan@worksystems.org.
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    In addition to managing federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds from the US Department of Labor, Worksystems has a highly successful track record of bringing additional grants and other resources into the community. We pursue funds to support and expand proven best practice programs and to provide customized training to target populations such as disconnected youth, public housing residents, veterans, ex-offenders, long-term unemployed, English language learners, low-income job seekers, and workers impacted by mass layoffs. We also pursue funds to support training in key...// Read more
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    Worksystems is committed to promoting and supporting Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) and we are excited to embark on the creation of a JEDI plan for our organization. We have formed a staff JEDI Council and Charter to guide the development of the plan and we are fortunate to have the guidance and assistance of Diamond Strategies , a nationally recognized firm specializing in JEDI work. Our full JEDI Charter can be found below Purpose for our JEDI work: Worksystems coordinates a regional workforce system which supports individual prosperity and business competitiveness. We...// Read more
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    Health care has the strongest employment growth of any industry in the Portland metro area. By 2016, the regional health care workforce is expected to expand by over 14%. While workforce supply and demand remain mostly in balance, key skill gaps exist in certain occupations. Worksystems is bringing together a broad network of partners to fill these gaps and prepare for changes in the way health care will be delivered in the coming years. Visit our site careersnw.org to explore careers in health care! We have engaged the health care industry to better understand their workforce needs and are...// Read more
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