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    The Economic Opportunity Program is a partnership between Worksystems, Prosper Portland and nine area community based organizations that provides training, employment and intensive support services tailored to meet the needs of highly barriered populations. Through our partnership with Central City Concern, we helped Amy get back on her feet. “I started drinking and smoking pot when I was fourteen,” says Portlander Amy Simpson. For twenty-five years, I used marijuana and alcohol. I drank a lot. Toward the end, I became addicted to meth amphetamine. I led a dual life. I was good at deception...// Read more
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    Rapid Response is a free, publicly-funded (no cost to participants) service that works to connect employers to programs to minimize or prevent potential layoffs and to connect recently or soon-to-be laid off workers to the various public services available to them to help navigate job loss, including unemployment insurance benefits, health care coverage, training and education resources, career counseling services, and more. Rapid Response services were created as a part of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and as this service is funded at the federal level, there is no cost for either...// Read more
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    The local technology industry is booming, providing great opportunity to keep Portland working. Information technology occupations exist within and across every sector and the sector is a significant contributor to the advancement, stability and vitality of the local economy. High projected growth provides ample employment opportunities and high wages support the prosperity of the region's population. Visit our site careersnw.org to explore careers in tech! The tech industry is expected to grow 32% with 10,000 new jobs projected by 2022. To prepare for these jobs, job seekers much have the...// Read more