Thursday, December 1, 2011

Worksystems Convenes Two Successful Events for Area Employers

In partnership with the Portland Development Commisssion and the Pacific NW Defense Coalition, Worksystems hosted a Manufacturing Career Summit that connected more than 500 job seekers to careers in manufacturing. The day-long event provided information to attendees on the industry and WorkSource Portland Metro staff were on hand to discuss training resources to prepare job seekers for manufacturing positions.  Several area employers that are currently hiring were also in attendance including:

Madden Industrial Craftsmen
• Boeing
• HW Metal Products
• EVRAZ Oregon Steel Mills
• Cascade General (Vigor Industrial)
• PCC Structurals
• Leatherman Tool Group
• Gunderson/Greenbrier
• RB Recycling, Inc
• Schnitzer Steel

Both job seekers and participating employers agreed that the event was a success.

 “Lots of great information, directly from the hiring employers and expert in the field”
~ Job Seeker at Manufacturing Career Summit

“First Job Fair I’ve attended where the job seekers had the kind of experience I'm looking for.”
~ Employer at Manufacturing Career Summit

Worksystems also helped to coordinate a high profile hiring event exclusively for SoloPower's new solar manufacturing facility and connected over 600 job seekers to 100 open positions in production, engineering, facilities maintenance and human resources.  The recruiting event was held at the WorkSource Portland Metro Express Center in North Portland with specific outreach to residents at New Columbia.

600+ People Attend Recruitment for SoloPower's New Manufacturing Plant

Events like these are part of our ongoing effort to implement strategies that align the region's workforce supply with industry demand and support regional economic development and business growth. Our training investments support regionally significant target industries and we recently formed a new workforce collaborative with the Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council and the Workforce Investment Council of Clackamas County to guide workforce investments throughout our collective six county labor shed.  The health of our regional economy depends on the availability of skilled labor and we believe there are significant advantages to building a regional approach to workforce development and talent management.

We look forward to continuing to work with our business and community partners on efforts that link workforce supply and industry demand to grow and support our regional economy. 


Anonymous said...

Great article it has been extremely informative and very well written, Thank you.

Marlon said...

nice sharing... thankyou..

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