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  • Date posted:
    June 13th, 2017
    In partnership with the Technology Association of Oregon, Clackamas Workforce Partnership, Workforce Southwest Washington and Prosper Portland, we are pleased to announce the release of TechTown PDX Talent Strategy. This plan emphasizes our focus on cultivating a diverse, homegrown talent pipeline to support the prosperity of the region's tech companies and people. Tech and tech-enabled industries are expected to grow 20% with 10,000 new jobs projected in our region by 2026. Workforce diversity, equity of access and inclusion have been identified by tech companies as challenges and this plan...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    April 28th, 2017
    On April 27, the Tech Jobs Tour made a stop in Portland and drew over 400 people. Worksystems was a featured speaker at the event and spoke to the crowd about IT job training and employment opportunities in the Portland Metro Region. Attendees participated in a career fair, speed mentoring, product demos, a coding bootcamp, and engaged in ultra-diverse networking. Numerous local tech companies attended looking to connect with local job seekers. There are currently 1000+ tech job postings in the Portland Metro Region. The Tech Jobs Tour was hosted by Tech Hire , a national effort to expand...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    April 14th, 2017
    Workforce Development Board member Pam Treece traveled to DC as part of a Washington County delegation to meet with elected officials and discussed the importance of funding to support workforce development. She stressed the need to continue funding programs that support training skilled workers in our region. The theme of the discussion was a quote from Ronald Reagan, "The best social service program is a job." The challenge we face is to have a trained workforce that meets the skill requirements of today's job market so job seekers can be successfully matched to open positions in the...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    April 5th, 2017
    Worksystems is pleased to announce a free eight-week training course designed to prepare unemployed or under-employed people for careers in information technology. Through a partnership with CompTIA, a global IT trade group, the free training course called IT-Ready offers a hands-on learning experience and graduates will earn an industry recognized A+ credential and acquire the professional soft skills necessary to succeed in the industry. Program graduates will also receive job placement assistance. IT-Ready Featured in the Portland Business Journal Classes will be offered through WorkSource...// Read more