• Back to Work Oregon

    January 30th, 2013

    In 2011, Governor John Kitzhaber announced plans to invest $3.4 million into the public workforce system to support on-the-job training for the unemployed through a program called Back to Work Oregon.  Worksystems received $1.9 million from the state and matched it with an equal amount from our federal resources to put over 600 people in our region back to work.  // Read more

  • Green Careers Training Project

    January 15th, 2013

    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. // Read more

  • The Next Right Thing: Removing Employment Barriers

    March 21st, 2013

    "The Next Right Thing" follows the story of Jamaica, a mother struggling to overcome barriers that come with a conviction history. But like many others coming out of prison, Jamaica is ready and eager to work. When businesses and governments include people with conviction histories in the hiring pools, everyone wins. "The Next Right Thing" interviews system stakeholders, employers, experts and formerly incarcerated people themselves to explore the many ways that businesses--and entire communities--can benefit when people get second chances. // Read more