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  • Date posted:
    March 25th, 2020
    These are unprecedented and incredibly fluid times. To be responsive during the COVID-19 crisis, Worksystems developed a Crisis Response and Recovery Framework to help guide our thinking and activities as we work with partners to address the current crisis and associated economic fallout. This Framework includes the following principles that will guide our investments & activities: Prioritize support to the most vulnerable, applying a racial equity lens Prioritize support to community-based partners Leverage and build on existing networks and assets Engage, listen and act quickly...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    March 23rd, 2020
    I hope you are well. As the Workforce Development Board we are counted on to serve the region’s job seekers, workers and businesses. Given these unprecedented times, we have done some thinking and reorganizing to make sure we’re providing maximum value to our partners and community. The document below provides a broad overview of where we landed and how we’re focusing our work for the moment and foreseeable future. Behind each slide is additional detail to make sure the Worksystems team is all rowing in the same direction. Like all of you, we are learning on the fly and are adapting and...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    March 23rd, 2020
    The Oregon Workforce Partnership (OWP) represents the front-line responders to the looming national unemployment crisis in the state of Oregon. OWP’s membership services over 100,000 Oregonians in education, job training, employment and upskilling programs, ranging from small non-profit programs and WorkSource Oregon Centers (known nationally as American Job Centers), literacy and vocational training to community colleges. Our diverse members have significant experience in responding to economic downturns that required new and innovative responses to support Oregon’s employers and workers...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    March 13th, 2020
    Hello, Thanks to everyone for your continued and committed service to our community as the COVID-19 coronavirus situation continues to evolve. We want to assure our staff, board and partners that we are closely monitoring this rapidly changing situation and have made some business decisions to support guidance issued by government officials and medical professionals in response to the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Pursuant to directives and guidance issued by Governor Brown, we are encouraging Worksystems staff to telecommute starting March 16 through March 31 to coincide with the...// Read more