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  • Date posted:
    April 6th, 2016
    A new report released today by the three Workforce Development Boards that serve the Portland-SW Washington region finds over 30,000 youth ages 16 to 24 are not in school or working. Referred to as Opportunity Youth, these individuals represent 28% of all youth in this age group who are not enrolled in school in our six-county area (Clackamas, Clark, Cowlitz, Multnomah, Wahkiakum and Washington). Opportunity Youth represent an important workforce resource for the regional economy. The report, commissioned by Worksystems, Clackamas Workforce Partnership and SW Washington Workforce Development...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    February 12th, 2016
    If you are currently taking advantage of online coding training offered through our Code Oregon program, you have probably received notice of some changes. We are excited to announce that we are expanding the training options, building new partnerships, and enhancing connections to jobs in the field. For more details, please click here to go to the Code Oregon website.// Read more
  • Date posted:
    February 9th, 2016
    Worksystems is one of three metro area Workforce Development Boards implementing an $8.5 million US Department of Labor grant - called ReBoot NW - that will provide training to unemployed veterans and long-term unemployed job seekers in our region who are interested in mid- to high-level careers in IT/Tech and Manufacturing. ReBoot NW is our region’s response to the White House’s Ready to Work Initiative, which is premised on the idea that anyone who is ready to work should be able to find a job that fits their skills or access training to find a better job. All WorkSource centers in the...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    January 4th, 2016
    Over the next decade, economists and business leaders say America faces a shortage of millions of skilled workers for blue collar jobs as Baby Boomers retire. Now, Oregon is planning ahead by ramping up efforts to train Generation X'ers and Millennials to fill middle-skill job openings in technical fields. PBS NewsHour's Christopher Booker talks with Worksystems Executive Director Andrew McGough about how our region is preparing the next generation of workers.// Read more