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  • Date posted:
    April 28th, 2016
    On April 26, Worksystems partnered with All Hands Raised to host an immersion experience for area education leaders. Teams comprised of superintendents, school board members, principals and councilors from 14 high schools across Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas Counties toured the Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute and the Leatherman manufacturng facility to learn about career opportunities in manufacturing and construction. Manufacturing: 16% growth, 15,000 new jobs! Construction: 27% growth, 15,000 new jobs! * The goal of the event was to help educators understand these industries so...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    April 27th, 2016
    In the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan region in 2012, 20,183 households served by public housing authorities were below 50% median income for this area. Together, with the award of a $5.5 million grant from the US Department of Labor, Worksystems and our partner workforce board and regional housing authorities designed a program to prepare public housing residents for career track employment. By aligning our resources, we are helping move public housing residents towards self-sufficiency.// Read more
  • Date posted:
    April 13th, 2016
    We are please to announce the opening of a new Employment Access Center at Central City Concern! Within this new space will be a WorkSource Express Center that is anticipated to provide employment and training services to thousands of people each year. Worksystems is proud to be a partner on this exciting project.// Read more
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    April 6th, 2016
    A new report released today by the three Workforce Development Boards that serve the Portland-SW Washington region finds over 30,000 youth ages 16 to 24 are not in school or working. Referred to as Opportunity Youth, these individuals represent 28% of all youth in this age group who are not enrolled in school in our six-county area (Clackamas, Clark, Cowlitz, Multnomah, Wahkiakum and Washington). Opportunity Youth represent an important workforce resource for the regional economy. The report, commissioned by Worksystems, Clackamas Workforce Partnership and SW Washington Workforce Development...// Read more