Lunch & Learn: Workforce Development

Southwest Portland
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Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020
100 SW Main St #1100
Portland, OR 97204

Many businesses in the hospitality industry face challenges when finding employees to fill their open positions. Discover new solutions from Worksystems, a non-profit organization that pursues and invests resources to improve the quality of the workforce in Multnomah and Washington Counties.  During this Lunch & Learn, August Dao, Project Manager at Worksystems, will share how your business can get connected with youth who are seeking jobs and careers in the hospitality industry.  Of the youth (ages 16-24) served by Worksystems’ investments, 100% are low income and 68% are youth of color.  After this Lunch & Learn, you’ll have more resources to help with your hiring as you prepare for the upcoming busy tourism season.   

August Dao serves as the business development lead for the youth employment programs Connect2Careers and SummerWorks.  He also supports youth workforce development under the city-wide initiative, Portland Means Progress, and oversees strategic partnerships within Oregon’s hospitality industry.