What is Social Enterprise?
Nonprofits like SEAT, in the workforce development field, have a dual focus: staying true to their mission while seeking compensation for the services they provide. SEAT offers an array of social enterprise services that provide graduates with an opportunity to earn a living wage while also allowing the community and individuals the chance to obtain skilled labor.
What Social Enterprise Services are available through SEAT?
- Halfmoon Works, located in the Capital Region since 2011, specializes in fine home products that are built by SEAT students — young adults who have experienced one or more of life’s challenges. The Halfmoon Works product line offers hand-made cutting boards, raised garden beds, and specialized products purchased by local businesses.
- Customized Training: SEAT offers customized training to fit your hiring and employee retention needs. Not sure where to find the right employee to meet your business needs? Looking to save time on the process of recruiting and training new employees? Do you have high turnover? SEAT Center works with local employers to customize training to get you the right people quickly. Click here to request information.
- Short-Term Projects: On a case by case basis, the SEAT Center will provide employers with labor needed to complete short-term, low-skill projects. Click here to request information.
- Services for Hire: SEAT graduates can be hired to service homes throughout the community in a range of areas, including: home repairs, demolition and debris removal, and painting. Click here to request information.
Benefits to Working With SEAT:
- Quick access to a labor pool of young adults who are ready to work!
- Meet immediate and long-term business needs and provide a pipeline for growth.
- Help build the workforce to sustain your company and community.