Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the mission of Employment Solution?

    Employment Solutions is an organization that promotes personal and economic independence.

  • What is the history of Employment Solutions?

    Our organization was originally created by the Bluegrass Association for Retarded Citizens and was known as Metro Industrial Services. The mission of Metro Industrial Services was to provide sheltered workshop employment for people with mental retardation. In 1983, this entity was spun off into an independent organization known as Metro Industries. Having greatly expanded that original mission, our corporate name was changed to Employment Solutions in 1998.

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  • How Does Employment Solutions promote personal and economic independence?

    The many divisions work together to offer a range of service approaches that can either place someone on a job, train someone for a job or provide someone with a job. Employment Solutions believes that all work is honorable and that work builds self-respect. In addition, Employment Solutions helps people who are disabled or otherwise disadvantaged live as independently as possible while also engaging in satisfying personal pursuits.

  • How is Employment Solutions funded?

    Our $12 million annual budget is derived from a variety of sources including the sales of goods and services to the public, Department of Medicaid Services, Department of Vocational Rehabilitation,, rental income and student tuition.

  • How is Employment Solutions Operated?

    As a non-profit organization Employment Solutions is non-owned and is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board membership represents a variety of community and business interests who are recruited for their particular backgrounds and expertise. The Board works strictly on an unpaid, volunteer basis. Any excess revenue generated by Employment Solutions is retained by the organization to further strengthen and promote our charitable mission.

  • How can I learn more about Employment Solution?

    For Fresh Approach, Expressive Programs, Lifeworks, Sunnyside or QBox, call our 1084 Whipple Court, Lexington, KY 40511 location at 1.859.253.2658 ext. 0. For BCS, CTE or ESP, call our 1165 Centre Parkway, Lexington, KY 40517 location at 1.859.272.4794. Or by reviewing our information  on our website here at