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    There is no one-size-fits-all approach to building and sustaining the skilled workforce necessary to support a thriving community. It takes creative thinking, customized policies and innovative solutions tailored to the specific workforce needs of people and businesses. We have the expertise, resources and partnerships necessary to get people working, keep them working, and make sure businesses - particularly those in key regional industries such as advanced manufacturing , construction , high tech , and health care - have the talent they need to thrive. Visit our site careersnw.org to...// Read more
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    Worksystems funds and supports training for participants in the Economic Opportunity Program (EOP), an initiative to help low-income individuals develop career goals and pursue training that lead to self-sufficiency. EOP brings together various partners that provide services to low income participants as a team. This network provides participants with a multitude of on-ramps to intensive employment services. EOP customers work with Career Coaches to create career plans and access a variety of skills development, occupational training and job search assistance to obtain living-wage employment...// Read more
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    Worksystems is committed to providing and using high quality data to guide our investments. We produce a bi-annual State of the Workforce report, in partnership with the Oregon Employment Department, containing in-depth information about our region and labor force. Selected highlights are included here with the full report attached below.// 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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