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    2017 was a year of transition for Teana. The Portland mother suddenly found herself at a crossroads in her marriage, without transportation, and on unemployment. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Healthcare Management but could not find a job. She applied to positions of every caliber but was overqualified for most. Teana’s priority was her children. While transitioning from stay at home mom to working mother, she applied for unemployment to provide for them. Accepting unemployment came with the condition that she visit WorkSource where she learned about Health Careers Northwest , a...// Read more
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    Health care has the strongest employment growth of any industry in the Portland metro area. By 2016, the regional health care workforce is expected to expand by over 14%. While workforce supply and demand remain mostly in balance, key skill gaps exist in certain occupations. Worksystems is bringing together a broad network of partners to fill these gaps and prepare for changes in the way health care will be delivered in the coming years. Visit our site careersnw.org to explore careers in health care! We have engaged the health care industry to better understand their workforce needs and are...// Read more
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    BankWork$ is an innovative partnership between Worksystems and local financial institutions to provide free training for those interested in a career in the banking industry. The 8-week program is designed to help low-income and underserved communities prepare for in-demand jobs in financial services starting at the branch level. You don't need a degree or prior experience. Program participants receive occupational job training and learn the necessary soft skills to be successful in the banking industry. Ongoing coaching and mentoring to help with career advancement is also available...// Read more
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    TechRise PDX is designed to prepare young adults (ages 18 – 29) with barriers to employment to enter and advance in local tech occupations. The program aims to increase the representation of women and people of color in tech occupations. TechRise PDX provides career coaching, support services, career exploration, occupational training and other services to help participants secure tech jobs in the Portland metro area. TechRise PDX is funded in part by a $3,997,717 TecHire grant from the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration. TechRise PDX started in July 2016 and is...// Read more