Flushing Employment Network

Flushing Employment Network

Flushing Employment Network (FEN) is a cross-sector, community-led strategy focused on driving opportunity through jobs, strong local businesses, and a thriving local economy in Flushing, Queens. FEN members are committed to ensuring balanced, equitable growth of one of New York City’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods.

The network of community-based workforce development partners and academic institutions will aim to address barriers to immigrant inclusion in the City’s workforce development system, increase access to workforce development services, and improve job quality.

Our Goals

Flushing Employment Network is charged with achieving one of the headline goals for Flushing 2050—to create 1,000 quality jobs and small businesses in 5 years.

Metrics

To achieve this goal, FEN brings workers, job developers, employers, and commercial leaders (real estate and others) together to support local workers in developing long-term careers, access workforce training and tools, and improve their quality of life.

Who We Are

The concept for Flushing Employment Network (FEN) was born from two local organizing initiatives, Partners in Progress and Flushing 2050 Community Building Initiative. FEN’s current co-chairs are Queensborough Community College and Asian Americans for Equality.

FEN is excited to bring together many great local businesses to think about a broader social and economic vision.

Participants include:

Bland Houses Resident Association, Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce, Immigrant Advancement Matters, Korean Community Services, LaGuardia Community College, NAACP Northeast Queens Branch, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Assemblymember Ron Kim’s office, Queens Community House, Queensborough Community College, St. George’s Episcopal Church, Union Street Business Association, Queens Library, Flushing BID, Green Earth Urban Gardens, SACSS, Office of Congressmember Grace Meng, Coalition for Queens, SelfHelp, Korean American Family Service Center, Regen Acupuncture, Epos Global, Gerson Properties, Per Scholas, CMP, Flushing Map, New York Asian Women’s Center, New York Community Bank, Greater New York Auto Dealer’s Association, Sky Capital Finance Group, Math Matters, Asian Americans for Equality