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  • Date posted:
    March 9th, 2015
    President Obama announced today the launch of TechHire, a bold public-private initiative with over 300 employer partners aimed at helping more Americans train and connect to IT jobs in fields such as software development, network administration and cybersecurity. Worksytems’ Code Oregon is one of 20 successful technology training programs that was highlighted by the President as he challenges more communities to follow our lead. Code Oregon featured on KGW News ! Code Oregon is an innovative, free, online training program dedicated to teaching 10,000 Oregonians how to code and prepare them...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    February 23rd, 2015
    Today, Worksystems took a group of more than 30 young people to meet with their legislators and speak before the Senate Workforce Committee about the importance of youth employment. The effort was in support of the $15 million in the Governor's proposed budget to support jobs for youth. Several elected officials including Senate President Peter Courtney, Senator Michael Dembrow, and Oregon Governor Kate Brown (pictured) met with the youth to offer a civics lesson on the Oregon political system and to hear from them how work experience positively impacted their lives. Youth employment has...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    January 12th, 2015
    The 3rd annual Manufacturing Showcase Day was held on January 9th at Clackamas Community College to raise youth interest in and awareness of the rewarding careers in manufacturing. Students learned about a variety of jobs and wage rates, toured the college's manufacturing training facility including a virtual welding machine (pictured), and completed hands on projects to get a feel for the nature of the work. The students heard presentations from Sandvik Coromant , Warn Industries and Sunset Manufacturing and participants received Career Related Learning credit towards graduation. The event...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    January 8th, 2015
    Worksystems recently released the 2014 Self-Sufficiency Standard , a measure of how much income is required to meet a household's basic living expenses without subsidies and considered to be a more accurate indicator than the Federal Poverty Level. Developed by Dr. Diana Pearce, Director of the Center for Women's Welfare at the University of Washington , the Standard looks at the costs of child care, food, health care, housing, transportation, and miscellaneous expenses and is customized for 70 different household compositions and for every county in Oregon. 35% of households in our region...// Read more