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    Worksystems has successfully managed over $350 million in federal, state and local resources since our inception in 1998. We take our fiscal stewardship seriously and we're driven by our commitment to make every dollar count. Our audited financial statements, annual expenditures report and annual budget are attached below.// Read more
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    Worksystems coordinates a network of community-based organizations that provides antipoverty employment services to many of our community’s most underserved and vulnerable populations. These include people experiencing housing instability and/or homelessness, communities of color, immigrants and refugees, people in recovery from addiction, people with justice system involvement, and people in poverty. Partners across our network work together toward the shared goal of helping the populations we serve to enter career-track employment in high-demand, middle-income jobs. ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY...// Read more
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    Data show that construction has become a high-growth industry in the Portland Metro Area. In the next ten years, more than 15,000 new jobs are expected, outpacing other industries in the region. These are high paying jobs, averaging over $25 per hour. Current and future building trends, both public and private, are rapidly increasing the demand for skilled tradespeople in the region. One-fifth of the region’s construction workforce is at, or nearing, retirement age. Contractors are currently looking across the country to fill positions. How can we work together to address training and...// Read more
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    Thank you to our NextGen service providers who partner with us to provide career development services to our region's most underserved and vulnerable youth populations. NextGen service providers: Centro Cultural - Prosperidad Hillsboro School District – Alternative Programs Home Forward Immigrant Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) New Avenues for Youth Oregon Human Development Corporation (OHDC) - YouthSource Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center (POIC) Portland YouthBuilders (PYB) Additional youth system partners: Centennial High School David Douglas High School Gresham-Barlow...// Read more