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  • 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
  • Date posted:
    December 5th, 2017
    We are excited to announce that we've received a $200,000 grant from Meyer Memorial Trust! The grant will support our collaborative effort to link employment and housing services for formerly homeless families in Portland, giving low-income residents community-based career coaching and support. Through our Economic Opportunity Program, we partner with Prosper Portland and nine area community based organizations to provide training, employment and intensive support services tailored to meet the needs of highly barriered populations, many of whom are experiencing housing instability. Our...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    November 21st, 2017
    Worksystems was excited to host a meeting last week with community leaders and Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici regarding her recently introduced PARTNERS Act. This bipartisan legislation will boost apprenticeships and work-based learning programs in an effort to close the skills gap between businesses struggling to find workers with appropriate skills, and workers without meaningful pathways to better paying jobs. We were honored to help craft the legislation and are a proud supporter. For more information on the PARTNERS Act, see the Congresswoman's press release .// Read more
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    October 26th, 2017
    Worksystems funds and supports training for participants in Portland's Economic Opportunity Program (EOP), an initiative to help low-income individuals develop career goals and pursue training that lead to self-sufficiency. EOP customers work with Career Coaches to create career plans and access a variety of basic skills classes, occupational training and job search assistance to obtain living-wage employment. Our rent assistance program is featured in Street Roots ! Many program participants struggle with housing stability while in training so Worksystems partnered with Home Forward, the...// Read more