“Southeast Enterprises is a not-for-profit business that employs adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Jobs at the facility usually include package assembly, labeling, shrink wrapping, collating and the like for a variety of businesses, big and small. Some jobs are offsite, such as custodial work, light landscaping and plant care and package assembly. About 18 staff members supervise the workers, also called associates, both onsite and offsite. These services have been of great value to companies like Thermo Fisher Scientific, Hallmark and Overland Park-based Mama Socorro’s for many years.
‘We try to meet our co-workers where they are and help them develop into great employees,’ says CEO Lauren Hall.”