A collaborative of agencies, as proud partners of the American Job Center Network, is working to secure a brighter future for individuals and the region.
This team is focusing on exposing job seekers to industries and sectors that they may not have initially considered, but that offer great opportunities in the Northwest. The agencies are connecting people with jobs and careers through suitable training and education programs that better prepare candidates to enter, re-engage or change gears in the workforce.
The current focus for this project includes four sectors: Construction, Health Care, Manufacturing and Technology. Each collaborative member has contributed to the development of the information and tools you will find on this website.
Collaborative members include WorkSource, Worksystems, Clackamas Workforce Partnership, and Workforce Southwest Washington.
Learn more about each organization here:
WorkSource is a partnership of state agencies, local service providers, colleges and community organizations that provide free employment and training services to job seekers and employers. WorkSource assists employers to recruit and screen for qualified applicants, provide wage reimbursement opportunities through on-the-job trainings, and supply cost-savings information on employment tax credits. WorkSource offices are operated and funded by local Workforce Development boards. For information on WorkSource Washington, visit www.WorkSourceWA.com. For information on WorkSource Oregon, visit www.WorkSourceOregon.org.
Worksystems is a non-profit agency that accelerates economic growth in the City of Portland, Multnomah and Washington counties by pursuing and investing resources to improve the quality of the workforce. We design and coordinate workforce development programs and services delivered through a network of local partners to help people get the skills, training and education they need to go to work or to advance in their careers. Our partners include employers, labor groups, government, community colleges, high schools, community-based and economic development organizations. For more information, visit www.worksystems.org
Clackamas Workforce Partnership
Clackamas Workforce Partnership is a nonprofit organization that serves as an advocate for workforce development within Clackamas County and the State of Oregon. Our mission is to address critical workforce, educational, and training challenges, and develop a skilled workforce that meets the needs of businesses and strengthens the local economy of Clackamas County. Learn more at www.clackamasworkforce.org.
Workforce Southwest Washington
Workforce Southwest Washington (WSW) (formerly known as the Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council), a nonprofit organization founded in 2002, contributes to regional economic growth by providing investments and resources to improve the skills and education of the workforce in Clark, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties. WSW-funded programs help businesses find and hire the employees they need and provide people the skills, education and training to find work or advance in their careers. WSW partners with businesses, community colleges and universities, labor groups, government and economic development agencies, high schools and community organizations. For more information, visit www.workforcesw.org.