A social firm is a type of WISE. It generates its income through the sale of its goods or services and has been set up specifically to create quality jobs and employment for people severely disadvantaged in the labour market. At least 25% of people employed in social firm face major barriers in the labour market, and a social firm generates at least 50% of its income through trade. A social firm re-invests its profits to create more jobs. Given social firms’ focus on empowering disadvantaged people, and given the relevance of economic empowerment in this process, employees should have a contract of employment and a wage at or above the national minimum wage. Also, modifications required for the employee in need of support are built into the workplace design and flow.