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  • Date posted:
    August 2nd, 2017
    Due to Worksystems’ Board Meeting schedule, the provisional award and appeal deadline dates that were published in the Request for Proposals have been revised. The reward results will now be sent by September 8, 2017, and the appeal deadline is September 15, 2017. Worksystems will assist all current and any new contractors with a smooth and thoughtful transition that considers both participants and program staff.// Read more
  • Date posted:
    September 12th, 2017
    Worksystems is an award-winning nonprofit organization serving Multnomah and Washington Counties and the City of Portland. Our mission is to build and invest in a comprehensive workforce development system that supports individual prosperity and business competitiveness. Join Worksystems and make a real difference! Worksystems is currently recruiting for a Senior Level Accountant with exceptional grant accounting experience and fund accounting skills to support the fiscal needs of our $30 million non-profit. Our resources include over 75 funding sources including federal, state, local,...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    June 28th, 2017
    This summer marks the ninth year of SummerWorks , a public-private partnership that puts youth to work in our community during the summer. Following our SummerWorks kickoff this Friday in Portland, more than 1,100 interns will begin their jobs across Multnomah and Washington counties. More than 34,000 young people aged 16 to 24 are out of school and out of work in the Portland metro area. Without a sustained commitment to our youth, they will face additional barriers to realizing their full potential as active and engaged citizens. At the same time, regional employers who offer family-wage...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    June 15th, 2017
    Workforce Development - the Key to Making America Great Again As the Chair of Worksystems, the Portland Metro Workforce Development Board, the Trump Administration’s new focus on workforce development sounds promising and signals a recognition that improving the skills of American workers is key to advancing and sustaining the greatness of the nation. However, the President’s proposed budget plan includes a 40% cut in the primary resources used by the public workforce development system to train and connect people to employment. Funding for workforce development has already been reduced by $1...// Read more