EMM GROUP EFFORTS
EMM Group’s corporate Human Resources division and Directors of Operations conduct bi-monthly workshops focused on the development of resources and skills necessary to gain and maintain employment.
What is LESEN?
Conceived in 2007, LESEN brings together the resources of community agencies with long ties to one of the most dynamic, diverse and storied neighborhoods in America. While the Lower East Side area has experienced significant regeneration in recent years, a significant proportion of its residents (many of whom are recent immigrants or reside in public housing) continue to live in poverty. To maximize the employment opportunities presented by the influx of new businesses, LESEN members have joined forces to lower the barriers to access to quality jobs in high-demand industries for Lower East Side residents. LESEN works closely with the hospitality sector, which has a significant and growing presence in the area, to design customized training programs and streamline recruiting processes for hotels and related businesses. JobsFirstNYC provides funding to support a Network Coordinator, who acts as the key staff person bringing all partner organizations, employers and community stakeholders to the Network.