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  • Date posted:
    December 7th, 2021
    Worksystems is pleased to release the 2021 Self-Sufficiency Standard , a measure of 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. 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 700 different household compositions and for every county in Oregon to determine the minimum amount needed to be self...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    October 26th, 2021
    We are excited to announce a manufacturing job fair on October 28th! Over 30 employers from Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties will be onsite looking to hire for open positions. If you have ever considered a career in manufacturing, this is the event for you! Entry level to management positions available! Details: October 28 from 11 am - 1 pm (10:30 - 11:00 am early admission for veterans only) Lloyd Center Mall, First Floor near the former Stanford's Restaurant Enter the parking lot at 11th and Multnomah - or accessible by bus and light rail! Scan here for information on jobs...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    October 8th, 2021
    The Columbia Willamette Workforce Collaborative - comprised of the 3 workforce board in our region including Worksystems, Workforce Southwest Washington and Clackamas Workforce Partnership - is excited to announce the release of the 2021-2023 Construction Workforce Plan! The Construction Workforce Plan outlines the priority areas that the Collaborative will focus on to support the workforce development needs of the construction industry. These priorities have been vetted and approved by industry leaders in the region, who will also evaluate and monitor progress toward completion: Connect...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    October 7th, 2021
    Culture change is coming in construction. That was the takeaway from one of the livelier sessions at the three-day convention of the Oregon Building Trades Council held in September. The session featured a "Safe From Hate" panel that included Kelly Haines from Worksytems. Safe From Hate is a local construction industry partnership formed last summer after someone hung a noose on a construction jobsite in Portland. Worksystems Supports Safe From Hate Initiative Since then, 65 organizations, including contractors, developers and many local unions, have signed the Safe From Hate pledge  to...// Read more