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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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    Every Tuesday at 2:00 pm, Worksystems will host a webinar for laid off workers to go over unemployment insurance, health care, and other resources to help you through this pandemic. This page contains resources that will be reviewed during the webinar. Staff will be on hand to answer your questions! To request a webinar, contact Roland Chlapowski . Webinars Will Include Current Information On: National layoff aversion programs and emergency small business grants and loans available through the Small Business Administration (Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Disaster Emergency Grants, etc...// Read more
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    A BankWork$ flyer at her local library caught the eye of Star Martinez. An unemployed single mother with teenagers and adult children, Star had applied for banking positions at branches and the call centers without success. So, she attended an information session at the WorkSource Portland Metro Gresham center and decided to apply to the 8-week program. With more than 20 years of experience in customer service, account management, call center sales and the travel industry, her goal was to start a banking career. During the admission process, BankWork$ program Career Navigator Sue Davis noted...// 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