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  • 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
  • Date posted:
    October 15th, 2014
    Worksystems, in collaboration with the Workforce Investment Council of Clackamas County and the SW Washington Workforce Development Council, has been awarded $8.5 million for the Reboot NW initiative which will train 850 long-term unemployed residents and 150 career-seeking veterans for jobs in the manufacturing and IT sectors. Grant partners will implement targeted outreach to identify 1,000 participants seeking employment in the manufacturing or IT sectors who need skill development to obtain employment. The grant will fund critical occupational skill training while fast-tracking...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    October 7th, 2014
    We are excited to announce the release of the 2014 Self Sufficiency Standard for Oregon Counties. Developed by Dr. Diana Pearce, Director of the Center for Women's Welfare at the University of Washington, the Self-Sufficiency Standard measures how much income a family of a certain composition in a given place in Oregon must earn to meet their basic needs, without public or private subsidies. The standard factors in the cost of six basic needs calibrated to the specific costs for a particular county in Oregon: child care, food, health, housing, transportation, and miscellaneous. The standard...// Read more