High Tech

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

Technology Sector Report 2022

Date posted: 
December 23rd, 2022

The 2022 report shows continued fast-paced growth for the industry and indicates that workforce development efforts are helping to support the industry’s success. The CWWC will continue to support regional employers, partners, industry experts, job seekers, and youth in the future. // Read more

Technology Labor Market Report, 2018

Date posted: 
March 13th, 2018

This industry report examines the workforce data, characteristics and trends that define the Technology sector within the Greater Portland-Vancouver Area. Information Technology occupations exist within and across every sector and the industry is a significant contributor to the advancement, stability and vitality of the local economy. High projected growth provides ample employment opportunities and high wages contribute to the prosperity of the region's population. // Read more

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Worksystems is one of three metro area Workforce Development Boards implementing an $8.5 million US Department of Labor grant - called ReBoot NW - that will provide training to unemployed veterans and long-term unemployed job seekers in our region who are interested in mid- to high-level careers in IT/Tech and Manufacturing. ReBoot NW is our region’s response to the White House’s Ready to Work Initiative, which is premised on the idea that anyone who is ready to work should be able to find a job that fits their skills or access training to find a better job. // Read more

Code Oregon

November 7th, 2014

By 2020 there will be 1 million more tech jobs in the U.S. than qualified people to fill them. According to the Department of Labor, even if every college and university were at max capacity with a graduation rate of 100% graduating everyone they could, they would produce only graduate 29% of the needed tech talent in the next 6 years. In Oregon alone, we are expecting 10,000 tech jobs by 2020. These careers in technology pay entry level salaries of 45-70K and do not require a degree. // Read more

Monday, June 16, 2014

By 2020, there will be one million more computer programming jobs in the U.S. than workers to fill them, and 10,000 of those jobs will be in the Portland metro region. // Read more

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Worksystems, in partnership with the Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council and the Workforce Investment Council of Clackamas County, recently hosted a symposium for job seekers looking for high tech careers. More than 250 people attended the event which offered interactive sessions and panels featuring expertise from industry insiders, talent management professionals and job search experts. // Read more