• Driving Diversity in Portland Training Program

    February 3rd, 2022

    Driving Diversity is a unique training program that’s creating new pathways for people of color and women into trucking careers. Partnering with Interstate Trucking Academy and the Portland Haulers Association, Worksystems developed the Driving Diversity program to prepare and qualify diverse job seekers to work in the recycling and waste hauling industry. The demand for recycling and waste drivers is strong, and driver jobs in this industry pay high wages and entail local work. // Read more

  • Here for Portland, Downtown Campaign Featured on KGW!

    December 16th, 2021

    Worksystems is proud to be part of the "Here for Portland, Downtown" campaign, an effort from the Portland Action Tables to help revitalize the downtown area. This initiative provides support to help downtown businesses and includes an intentional shopping and dining campaign aimed at incoming PSU students as well as placing 30 PSU students in paid jobs at downtown retail and restaurant businesses. Through this effort, we’re providing critical support to those businesses most impacted by the pandemic and helping to accelerate economic recovery. // Read more

  • Worksystems teams up with PSU and Partners to Support Downtown Businesses

    October 1st, 2021

    Worksystems was featured on KGW news for our role in the Here for Portland, Downtown program. The effort featured here is funded by our Department of Labor grant to help businesses whose workforces have been impacted by the pandemic. Through that grant we’re organizing a campaign of intentional shopping and dining among the 25,000 PSU students returning to study, shop, and dine downtown by giving out $50 gift app credits to 600 students to introduce them to local downtown retail and restaurant businesses that have been impacted. // Read more

  • SummerWorks Success Stories!

    September 24th, 2021

    Meet these outstanding participants from our SummerWorks program! SummerWorks is an initiative that provides work-readiness training and paid work experiences to area youth. For many, this is their first job. // Read more

  • Worksystems' Rent Assistance Program Helps LeeAnn Complete Training

    January 29th, 2021

    LeeAnn is a participant in the NextGen program at POIC and she lost her job during the pandemic. Through Worksystems' rent assistance program, POIC was able to provide rent assistance to her which gave her the support she needed to complete training to become certified as an in-home childcare provider, which is her current business. // Read more

  • Portland Shared Prosperity Initiative

    January 27th, 2021

    Learn more about the Portland Shared Prosperity Initiative, an effort to align workforce development, child care, and safety net programs to generate better training outcomes for low income and BIPOC program participants with young children.  // Read more