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  • Date posted:
    June 29th, 2017
    Worksystems is seeking a highly-qualified individual or organization with expertise working in complex and dynamic system environments to serve as the Operator for the WorkSource Portland Metro workforce development system. The Request for Proposals (RFP) and all related files are attached below. Proposals must be received by noon on Monday, July 31st . Please direct all questions pertaining to this RFP to rfp@worksystems.org . Worksystems is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    June 13th, 2017
    Worksystems is seeking qualified and experienced organizations or individuals to deliver a program model that prepares youth for careers in four high-growth industry sectors: Construction, Health Care, IT and Manufacturing. The Request for Proposals (RFP) and all related files are attached below. Proposals must be received by noon on Monday, July 24th . Please direct all questions pertaining to this RFP to rfp@worksystems.org . Worksystems is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and...// 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