Sector Strategies

State of the Workforce Report, 2016

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July 14th, 2016

Worksystems, in partnership with Workforce Southwest Washington and Clackamas Workforce Partnership, has published and released a comprehensive State of the Workforce report covering the greater Portland-Vancouver area. This report provides critical information about the quality of the workforce, available and projected jobs, and describes some of the challenges and opportunities facing our region. // Read more

Software/IT Sector Report, 2016

Date posted: 
July 11th, 2016

This industry report examines the workforce data, characteristics and trends that define the Software/IT sector within the Greater Portland-Vancouver Area. Information Technology occupations exist within and across every sector and the industry is a significant contributor to the advancement, stability and vitality of the local economy. High projected growth provides ample employment opportunities and high wages contribute to the prosperity of the region's population. // Read more

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

Advanced Manufacturing Sector Report, 2016

Date posted: 
July 11th, 2016

This industry report examines the workforce data, characteristics and trends that define the Advanced Manufacturing sector within the Greater Portland-Vancouver Area. With nearly 100,000 jobs and a payroll of $7.6B, Advanced Manufacturing accounts for 10 percent of the regions private-sector employment and 15 percent of payroll. // Read more

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Businesses need a skilled labor pool to compete and grow, making the quality of the workforce in the region vital to the overall health of our economy. 

Worksystems engages with key sectors to understand labor market trends, to identify current and emergent workforce needs, and to provide support for the unique training needs, opportunities and challenges facing the industry. We then work to craft comprehensive workforce solutions in partnership with industry. // Read more

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Monday, July 27, 2015

The Portland Metro area will get an influx of training resources to assist job seekers and incumbent workers at target sector businesses.

The State of Oregon has received a $6.8M National Emergency Grant to support sector work and an estimated $2M will be coming to the Portland area. Worksystems will manage these resources and make them available through WorkSource Portland Metro. // Read more

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Manufacturing is a key engine that powers the economic vitality of the Portland-Vancouver region. It provides jobs, innovation, and spurs productivity giving our region a competitive edge in the global economy. // Read more

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Workforce Strategies to Support Manufacturers

January 14th, 2014

Manufacturing is a key engine that powers the economic vitality of the Portland-Vancouver region. It provides jobs, innovation, and spurs productivity giving our region a competitive edge in the global economy. // Read more

Monday, December 16, 2013

The lack of young people entering careers in manufacturing has been identified by the industry as their #1 workforce challenge. // Read more

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

In early October, Worksystems and our partners in the Columbia Willamette Workforce Collaborative hosted a Manufacturing Summit to unveil the 2013-2015 Manufacturing Workforce Plan. 70 business representatives were in attendance as well as elected officials, community colleges, economic developers, and staff from the Manufacturing Extension Partnerships and industry associations such as Manufacturing 21.  // Read more

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