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  • Date posted:
    September 23rd, 2021
    Meet these outstanding participants from our SummerWorks program! SummerWorks is an initiative that provides work-readiness training and paid work experiences to area youth. For many, this is their first job. These young people came to SummerWorks from POIC/Rosemary Anderson High School where they were enrolled in the Industry of Young Entrepreneurs program, an effort to provide coaching, mentoring, and structured activities to high school students who are interested in entrepreneurship. The program is designed to inspire, challenge, and empower students to become the next generation of...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    June 7th, 2021
    We are excited to announce a new partnership with the Portland Haulers Association to provide free training to those interested in in becoming recycling/garbage haulers. Entry-level wages range from $18-$29/hour with benefits and Portland Hauler Association member companies are hiring! The industry offers career stability, wage growth, and opportunity to advance into leadership positions. The industry-designed training includes 12-weeks of integrated hands-on and classroom training and participants will be prepared to take the Oregon Commercial Driver License (CDL) test. Participants will...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    May 18th, 2021
    On May 7, Worksystems hosted our 3rd annual Portland Youth Opportunity Job Fair with over 1,500 youth in attendance! The virtual event featured 16 regional employers with immediate job openings and paid internships available and numerous offers were made to job seekers on the spot. The fair also featured a resource center where youth obtained information on high school completion, post-secondary education, apprenticeship opportunities, financial literacy, employment services, job-related dress, record expungement, and housing information. The resource center also provide a professional review...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    May 3rd, 2021
    This page will be kept current with the latest information. Phone Lines Established to Connect Customers to WorkSource Services and Support Small Businesses RESOURCES FOR WORKERS AND JOB SEEKERS UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE (UI) Unemployment Insurance Benefits The Oregon Employment Department provides Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits to most workers who are out of work through no fault of their own. To get benefits, workers must meet some requirements. In general, to receive UI benefits for a week, you must be able to work, be available for work, and look for work you can do. https://secure.emp...// Read more