• Worksystems Child Care Support for Training Participants Featured on KGW!

    October 16th, 2018

    Child care is the #1 barrier preventing job seekers from completing training - especially single parents. Worksystems has secured additional resources from the Oregon Department of Human Services to support the child care needs of workforce training participants and it has made a world of difference.

    Hear Jessica's story! // Read more

  • Isis' Journey from Incarceration to Electrician

    February 9th, 2018

    Isis discusses her journey from being formerly incarcerated to an apprentice electrician. She describes a day in the life of an electrician and the challenges of being an African American female on the job. Her words of encouragement will inspire others to pursue this very rewarding career.

    Visit to explore other careers and learn about training programs to prepare for them.  // Read more

  • A conversation about diversity in the workplace

    February 6th, 2018

    Worksystems convened a group of diverse people to discuss their experience of being a minority in the workplace. This powerful video provides insights into the challenges they face. Shot on location at Blank Slate Restaurant in NE Portland. // Read more

  • Stories from the Economic Opportunity Program

    February 5th, 2018

    When housing and employment systems align, great outcomes for real people happen. This work builds a diverse workforce and creates opportunities for all to thrive. Check out the inspiring results!

    Thanks to all of our partners who work with us to make the Economic Opportunity Program a success: A Home for Everyone, Central City Concern, City of Portland, Constructing Hope, El Programa Hispano, Home Forward, Human Solutions, IRCO, Meyer Memorial Trust, Multnomah County, Oregon Tradeswomen, Prosper Portland, Self Enhancement, SE Works, Urban League. // Read more

  • Community Benefits Agreement Summit

    December 6th, 2017

    Leaders from around the Portland Metro region coming together to talk about the Community Benefits Agreement and how best to use this powerful tool to help connect minorities and women to the construction trades.  // Read more