On behalf of the Progress Forward NW campaign, Laborer’s Local 483, Oregon Tradeswomen Inc, and Family Forward Planning…
Since the great recession of 2008, the unemployment level within the City of Portland has remained at roughly 10% and above. If you combine the official unemployment rate with the rate of those working part time for economic reasons, the statistic jumps to a conservative estimate of 25% unemployed/underemployed. In addition, many states and municipalities are being forced to cut benefits that benefit working families.
But what do these statistics mean? How do these numbers affect women and families? What can possibly be done to address the jobs crisis within the City? This meeting is meant to serve the purpose of educating attendees on the actual experience of working women. Attendees will hear from a select panel of women who come from diverse backgrounds who will share their stories of living and working during this jobs crisis.
We hope that the experiences these women share will help guide discussion groups at the table focusing on answering the question, “What can be done?”
Women in the Workplace Community Forum
February 26, 10am
1125 SE Madison,
Portland Oregon 97214
A continental breakfast will be administered. Day care will be provided.
RSVP by emailing Toby Green (
or calling Laborer’s 483 @ (503)239-5676, option 0.