The Lower East Side Employment Network

The Lower East Side Employment Network (LESEN) is an innovative collaboration of experienced workforce development agencies that works in partnership with Manhattan's Community Board 3 to efficiently meet business hiring demand and support candidate supply. The Network helps companies recruit, hire, and retain quality candidates at lower operational costs.

LESEN Partner Agencies represent the most experienced workforce development providers on the Lower East Side and across New York City. Collectively, they serve over 10,000 job seekers and 300 businesses every year. The partners have decades of experience working with a diverse range of stakeholders, including government, public, and private entities. They have a proven track record of managing relationships and the ability to execute complex contractual requirements and meet challenging performance targets.

The Network:
  • Coaches, trains, and supports a diverse group of job seekers, including walk-in LES residents.
  • Provides business services and technical support.
  • Recruits for companies in economic industry growth sectors.
  • Shares workforce development best practices with LESEN partners and employers.