Better Jobs. Better Lives. Better Community.

EMERGE Enterprises

EMERGE is home to four social enterprise businesses. EmergeWORKS has been operating as a part of EMERGE since 1996. Second Chance Recycling, and Furnish Office and Home joined the EMERGE family in 2015 as a result of a merger with what was formerly Momentum Enterprises.Nielsen Metal Manufacturing was acquired in 2017.

Furnish Office and Home

Furnish Office and Home is a nonprofit retail store in Northeast Minneapolis where customers can save up to 80% off list prices for a selection of quality used and new office and home furnishings. Revenue supports the operations of EMERGE. Learn more.


EMERGE provides placement services through our staffing business, EmergeWORKS. We will place job seekers in temporary, temp-to-hire, and direct hire positions.

Temporary positions will develop your skills, help you build your resume, and could lead to a permanent job.

EmergeWORKS looks for three primary factors before hiring: quality, reliability, and motivation.

We are currently hiring for: 

  • Clean construction
  • Crane operator
  • Landscaping/Crew Maintenance
  • TIG Welder

Learn more at the EmergeWORKS website.

Nielsen Metal Manufacturing

EMERGE acquired Nielsen Metal Manufacturing in 2017 to add training jobs in the areas of welding and metalforming. 

Second Chance Recycling


Second Chance Recycling specializes in recycling mattresses, box springs, batteries, and medical blue wrap. Second Chance employs those facing barriers to employment as trainees for 6 - 12 months as a way to help them build healthy work habits and a work history on their resume. Learn more.

EMERGE Community Development    |    1834 Emerson Avenue North    |    Minneapolis, MN 55411

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