CPC & LESEN on the Forefront of Connecting Employers to Qualified Individuals
Small businesses in New York are growing. In a recent think tank study it was found that low-level entrepreneurs could expand even faster if New York City's Small Business Services and Workforce1 centers shifted their focus from placing workers with big companies toward collaborating with smaller ones.
In this study the Lower East Side Employment Network (LESEN) is highlighted on several occasions as a recommended model for better integrating small businesses into the workforce system. LESEN is an innovative collaboration of workforce development agencies, which CPC is a founding member. LESEN providers work in partnership with Community Board 3 on the Lower East Side to help businesses recruit, hire and retain quality candidates. The providers in LESEN coach, train, and supports a diverse group of job seekers (including walk-in LES residents) in hopes of connecting them to meaningful employment opportunities.
As a founding member of LESEN, CPC hopes to continue to work with fellow providers and local entrepreneurs to provide job opportunities for all.