LYNN — Peter Mikedis was one of a handful of executives celebrated for teaching immigrant workers English.
The CEO of Sidekim Foods, a Lynn-based caterer, said it’s a win-win for workers and employers.
“We host the classes here, we bring the teachers, and we pay the workers for their time,” he said. “The biggest benefits are that it’s helping people, improving worker longevity and improving their lifestyle. It’s a benefit for everyone.”
Mikedis and four other businesses were honored this week as Massachusetts Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rosalin Acosta presented awards to Bay State businesses offering English as a Second Language classes in the workplace.