Empac Group was our December Jeans BeCause recipient. Empac Group is a not-for-profit corporation whose purpose is to employ persons with developmental, mental, and physical challenges in Franklin County. Their workshops help their employees develop themselves as workers, with the goal to help them excel as far as their desire and ability can take them until they are of retirement age.
Empac Group employees provide contract and sub-contract labor for over forty businesses in a 50-mile radius of Washington, Missouri. They are paid on a scale in proportion to what workers in competitive employment would earn for similar work. In order to assure the safety and welfare of each individual, Empac Group provides more supervision per employee than businesses in competitive employment.
The continued mission of Empac Group is to provide a continuum of employment opportunities to their communities. They currently employ hundreds of those impacted by disability.
Empac Group workshop programs have been effective in providing employment and training, and they are also proactive in assisting individuals in finding jobs in the community.