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  • Date posted:
    July 15th, 2016
    On June 29th, Worksystems in partnership with the Columbia-Willamette Workforce Collaborative (CWWC) and WorkSource Oregon and Washington hosted a job fair for people interested in pursuing careers in the long term care industry Over 200 job seekers attended and met with 51 employers who are currently hiring. Attendees also had the chance to speak with people in various occupations including nursing, medication aids, caregivers and administration to gain insight into the challenges and rewards of various professions. The event also launched the Long Term Care marketing campaign - a core...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    July 11th, 2016
    A new job training program launched in April shows signs of success for low-income, underserved communities in the Portland metro area. BankWork$, a collaboration between Worksystems and local financial institutions, provides 8-weeks of education to help prepare job seekers for careers in the financial services industry starting at the branch level. You don't need a degree or prior experience. Program participants receive occupational job training and learn the necessary soft skills to be successful in the banking industry. Graduates are prepared for all aspects of branch banking including...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    July 6th, 2016
    We are on track to place 1,000 area youth in jobs this summer! On July 1, an event was held at the Oregon Historical Society Museum to celebrate this exciting milestone. Commissioner Smith, Mayor Hales and Senator Wyden were guest speakers and provided motivation and encouragement to the SummerWorks program participants in attendance. KOIN covers SummerWorks Celebration ! Thank you to our Sponsors: Multnomah County * City of Portland * Washington County * Vocational Rehabilitation * Department of Human Services * City of Beaverton * Portland Public Schools * Hillsboro School District * TriMet...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    June 20th, 2016
    Each year, Worksystems provides paid work experiences for roughly 1,000 young people at local employers. For many of them, this is their first job. Supervisors at the work sites have reported that the cultural divide makes it challenging for them to effectively manage Millennials in the workplace. In response, we commissioned the development of an online training to help supervisors better understand the unique aspects of this generation and provide them with tools to create an inclusive and productive work environment. The training was funded through a generous grant from the JP Morgan Chase...// Read more