Health Care

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Health Care sector offers great employment opportunities in high-wage, in-demand occupations. Worksystems was featured on the KGW News segment "Get Ahead" to discuss workforce training resources to help prepare people for a rewarding career in Health Care.   // Read more

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Health Care Sector Report, 2016

Date posted: 
July 11th, 2016

This report examines the workforce data, characteristics and trends that define the Health Care sector within the Greater Portland-Vancouver Area. With 110,000 regional jobs and a payroll of $5.9B, Health Care accounts for 12 percent of both the region's private sector employment and payroll. Health Care is the region's largest and one of the fastest growing industry sectors, growing 2.4 times faster than the overall economy between 2004-2014. // Read more

Friday, July 15, 2016

On June 29th, Worksystems in partnership with the Columbia-Willamette Workforce Collaborative (CWWC) and WorkSource Oregon and Washington hosted a job fair for people interested in pursuing careers in the long term care industry

Over 200 job seekers attended and met with 51 employers who are currently hiring. Attendees also had the chance to speak with people in various occupations including nursing, medication aids, caregivers and administration to gain insight into the challenges and rewards of various professions. // Read more

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Monday, May 18, 2015

The Columbia Willamette Workforce Collaborative is pleased to announce the release of a workforce plan for the long-term care industry.

Long-term care is a growing and indispensable segment of our economy. Assisted living centers, nursing homes, home health agencies and other facilities provide medical care and services for children and adults living with chronic health problems. As the population ages, the need for a skilled workforce to serve this need will be amplified. // Read more

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Health care has the strongest employment growth of any industry in the Portland metro area. By 2016, the regional health care workforce is expected to expand by over 14%. While workforce supply and demand remain mostly in balance, key skill gaps exist in certain occupations. Worksystems is bringing together a broad network of partners to fill these gaps and prepare for changes in the way health care will be delivered in the coming years. // Read more