Health Care

Thursday, February 2, 2023

The Columbia-Willamette Workforce Collaborative (CWWC) -- comprising Worksystems and our sister workforce development boards, Clackamas Workforce Partnership and Workforce Southwest Washington -- has released the 2022-23 State of the Workforce report, a comprehensive, data-driven examination of the challenges and opportunities facing the labor market in the Portland metro area. This iteration of the report, authored by labor market economist Dr. // Read more

The Future Ready Oregon initiative, passed by the Oregon Legislature in 2022, is a game-changing, once-in-a-generation investment in Oregon's workforce development system. It provides more than $200 million to help Oregonians access and receive the training, education, and support they need to transition into living-wage careers. // Read more

Healthcare Labor Market Report 2022

Date posted: 
July 1st, 2022

This industry report examines the workforce data, characteristics and trends that define the Construction sector within the Greater Portland-Vancouver area. With more than 120,000 jobs and a payroll over $10 billion, healthcare accounts for 10% of the PVMA’s private-sector employment and 10% of payroll. // Read more

Healthcare Labor Market Report, 2018

Date posted: 
March 13th, 2018

This report examines the workforce data, characteristics and trends that define the Healthcare sector within the Greater Portland-Vancouver Area. Healthcare is the region's largest and one of the fastest growing industry sectors and provides a variety of career options for the region's population. // Read more

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Health Care sector offers great employment opportunities in high-wage, in-demand occupations. Worksystems was featured on the KGW News segment "Get Ahead" to discuss workforce training resources to help prepare people for a rewarding career in Health Care.   // Read more

Friday, July 15, 2016

On June 29th, Worksystems in partnership with the Columbia-Willamette Workforce Collaborative (CWWC) and WorkSource Oregon and Washington hosted a job fair for people interested in pursuing careers in the long term care industry

Over 200 job seekers attended and met with 51 employers who are currently hiring. Attendees also had the chance to speak with people in various occupations including nursing, medication aids, caregivers and administration to gain insight into the challenges and rewards of various professions. // Read more

Monday, May 18, 2015

The Columbia Willamette Workforce Collaborative is pleased to announce the release of a workforce plan for the long-term care industry.

Long-term care is a growing and indispensable segment of our economy. Assisted living centers, nursing homes, home health agencies and other facilities provide medical care and services for children and adults living with chronic health problems. As the population ages, the need for a skilled workforce to serve this need will be amplified. // Read more


Health care has the strongest employment growth of any industry in the Portland metro area. By 2016, the regional health care workforce is expected to expand by over 14%. While workforce supply and demand remain mostly in balance, key skill gaps exist in certain occupations. Worksystems is bringing together a broad network of partners to fill these gaps and prepare for changes in the way health care will be delivered in the coming years. // Read more