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tryan@worksystems.org.
  • Date posted:
    June 20th, 2016
    Each year, Worksystems provides paid work experiences for roughly 1,000 young people at local employers. For many of them, this is their first job. Supervisors at the work sites have reported that the cultural divide makes it challenging for them to effectively manage Millennials in the workplace. In response, we commissioned the development of an online training to help supervisors better understand the unique aspects of this generation and provide them with tools to create an inclusive and productive work environment. The training was funded through a generous grant from the JP Morgan Chase...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    April 28th, 2016
    On April 26, Worksystems partnered with All Hands Raised to host an immersion experience for area education leaders. Teams comprised of superintendents, school board members, principals and councilors from 14 high schools across Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas Counties toured the Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute and the Leatherman manufacturng facility to learn about career opportunities in manufacturing and construction. Manufacturing: 16% growth, 15,000 new jobs! Construction: 27% growth, 15,000 new jobs! * The goal of the event was to help educators understand these industries so...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    April 27th, 2016
    In the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan region in 2012, 20,183 households served by public housing authorities were below 50% median income for this area. Together, with the award of a $5.5 million grant from the US Department of Labor, Worksystems and our partner workforce board and regional housing authorities designed a program to prepare public housing residents for career track employment. By aligning our resources, we are helping move public housing residents towards self-sufficiency.// Read more
  • Date posted:
    April 13th, 2016
    We are please to announce the opening of a new Employment Access Center at Central City Concern! Within this new space will be a WorkSource Express Center that is anticipated to provide employment and training services to thousands of people each year. Worksystems is proud to be a partner on this exciting project.// Read more