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    Below is the 2018 State of the Workforce report. This comprehensive report provides information about the quality of the workforce, available and projected jobs, and describes some of the challenges and opportunities facing our region. The 2020 State of the Workforce report has been put on hold due to COVID-19 Also included is as snapshot of current monthly economic indicators for the Portland MSA , Multnomah and Washington Counties. For more information, please contact Liza Morehead , Research and Data Analyst for Worksystems at 503-478-7327. Additional labor market information can also be...// Read more
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    A strong workforce is critical to a strong economy. Skilled workers ensure that our local businesses can continue to compete and grow. Worksystems provides customized and innovative solutions to complex workforce problems. We link workforce supply with industry demand and develop strategies to meet the just-in-time hiring, training, and retention needs of business. Visit our site careersnw.org to explore careers in manufacturing, health care, tech and construction! We invest training resources to prepare people for in-demand occupations identified by companies in our advanced manufacturing ,...// Read more
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    Back to Work Oregon is a statewide hire first program that places unemployed job seekers in jobs while providing resources to the businesses to help train the new employees. This $6.3M initiative launched in 2011 with the goal of getting Oregon's economy back on track. Worksystems administers Back to Work Oregon in our region and since its inception, the program has helped employ and train 1,600 area job seekers while providing nearly 500 local employers with the talent they need to grow their businesses and our economy.// Read more
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    Program The Green Careers Training Project provided low-income individuals, unemployed people of color, homeless, veterans, and ex-offenders with valuable training and resources to help secure living wage jobs in emerging green industries. It was a $4 million collaboration between Worksystems and 19 community partners. Impact Worksystems and its partners worked together to train over 400 men and women—300 of which were quickly placed in a well-paying job. The project accelerated their careers and drove economic growth in the community by improving the quality of our workforce and infusing the...// Read more