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  • 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
  • Date posted:
    December 30th, 2014
    Our latest performance report has been released containing information regarding the outcomes of our investments and stories of the people and businesses who benefit from them. The next report will be released in June, 2015.// Read more
  • Date posted:
    November 24th, 2014
    Over 80 long-term unemployed Oregonians attended our customized event aimed at helping them re-enter the workforce. Developed for middle-skilled job seekers who have been unemployed for more than 25 weeks, the event provided attendees with an individualized job search plan, a personalized resume review, connection to job-search resources, a 1-on-1 meeting with a career specialist, and information about local industry sectors. Participants chose from nine breakout sessions on topics ranging from transferable skills to entrepreneurship to occupational training in manufacturing and IT that will...// Read more