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  • Date posted:
    September 1st, 2016
    For the next year, we are fortunate to have an AmeriCorps VISTA intern who will work to connect economically disadvantaged youth to volunteer community mentors and help to increase their access to college and career readiness resources. Welcome Priscilla!// Read more
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    August 5th, 2016
    On August 3rd, the Workforce Development Board hosted Congresswoman Bonamici for a roundtable discussion on workforce, jobs and the economy. She was presented with an award of appreciation for her work in helping to pass the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Thank you Congresswoman! We appreciate your support.// Read more
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    July 15th, 2016
    On June 29th, Worksystems in partnership with the Columbia-Willamette Workforce Collaborative (CWWC) and WorkSource Oregon and Washington hosted a job fair for people interested in pursuing careers in the long term care industry Over 200 job seekers attended and met with 51 employers who are currently hiring. Attendees also had the chance to speak with people in various occupations including nursing, medication aids, caregivers and administration to gain insight into the challenges and rewards of various professions. The event also launched the Long Term Care marketing campaign - a core...// Read more
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    July 11th, 2016
    A new job training program launched in April shows signs of success for low-income, underserved communities in the Portland metro area. BankWork$, a collaboration between Worksystems and local financial institutions, provides 8-weeks of education to help prepare job seekers for careers in the financial services industry starting at the branch level. You don't need a degree or prior experience. Program participants receive occupational job training and learn the necessary soft skills to be successful in the banking industry. Graduates are prepared for all aspects of branch banking including...// Read more