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  • 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
  • Date posted:
    April 23rd, 2021
    Worksystems is excited to announce that we are partnering with 2U, Inc. and University of Oregon Continuing and Professional Education to launch the Access 2 Education PDX Scholarship Fund. THE NEED In the metro-Portland area, the economic impact of COVID-19 has disproportionately affected our most vulnerable. Those with the least face uncertain job prospects and growing economic insecurity. At the same time, we have seen an accelerated demand for advanced technological talent. This opportunity gap can be met by increasing access to affordable, high-quality training programs. Your sponsorship...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    April 8th, 2021
    Worksystems has been awarded $1.7M in Emergency Solutions Grant-Coronavirus Relief (ESG-CV) funding from Oregon Housing and Community Services. Funding will be used to provide career coaching, rent assistance and housing placement services for Multnomah County residents who are homeless. We are also a subrecipient in another award to Community Action Organization (CAO) from the same source and will be awarded $237,000 to provide career coaching and housing stability services to Washington County residents. Partners include CAO , Centro Cultural , IRCO , POIC , and Latino Network . We are...// Read more