Empire Workforce Initiative


Seven years ago, a local construction company promised Mr. Rodney Washington, a union worker looking for a union job, employment within two weeks. After two months with no response from the company and diligent weekly follow ups to the main offices, Mr. Washington decided to take matters into his own hands and created what would later be called The Empire Workforce Initiative - providing job placement & training for local residents.



As Workforce Director, Rodney Washington has been placing residents in construction jobs within their respective community for 7 years. Rodney Washington serves on Community Board 3 where he advocates for local residents to be employed within high paying construction jobs.


Mr. Washington provides residents with current information regarding employment & training directly through email. Stay connected to all upcoming information by following "Vision Urbana, Inc." on Facebook, frequently checking in at this website & by emailing [email protected].

Vision Urbana, Inc. supports The Lower East Side Employment Network (LESEN) in recruiting and providing jobs for local residents.