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    Why SummerWorks? A recent report issued by JP Morgan Chase highlights the youth employment crisis plaguing young people in our community. While the economic recession over the last decade left many groups facing declining employment, teenagers and young adults have experienced the steepest drop of any age group. There has been a 40% decline in summer youth employment over the last 12 years and only 26% of teenagers held any paid jobs in 2011. Low income youth of color are the least likely to secure any type of employment. Why Summer Jobs Matter The SummerWorks youth employment program was...// Read more
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    Whether you need information about the regional workforce, connections to resources, or strategies to solve complex workforce problems, Worksystems is available to help. Our expert team has the talent and know-how to meet the specific needs of both businesses and workers. Worksystems...We make it work! Knowledgeable Staff Our diverse and accomplished staff have a proven track record of success in identifiying critical workforce issues and implementing innovative solutions. We know the workforce requirements of business and the local labor pool better than anyone. We are skilled at raising...// Read more
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    The Prosperity Planner is a career and financial planning tool that helps people understand how much money they need to earn to be self sufficient. By using this tool, job seekers can create a budget that covers their basic living necessities and identify resources to help lower their expenses. The Planner can also be used to explore career options to determine which ones will provide enough income to achieve financial independence and to create a career plan to get the necessary skills. The Prosperity Planner is based on the "2011 Self-Sufficiency Standard for Oregon" developed by Dr. Diana...// Read more