Worksystems Funds Event to Help Long-Term Unemployed

November 24th, 2014

Over 80 long-term unemployed Oregonians attended our customized event aimed at helping them re-enter the workforce. Developed for middle-skilled job seekers who have been unemployed for more than 25 weeks, the event provided attendees with an individualized job search plan, a personalized resume review, connection to job-search resources, a 1-on-1 meeting with a career specialist, and information about local industry sectors.

Participants chose from nine breakout sessions on topics ranging from transferable skills to entrepreneurship to occupational training in manufacturing and IT that will be available through a $8.5 million grant obtained by Worksystems.

Surveyed attendees highly rated the event and particularly liked the opportunity to network with other motivated job seekers.