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Employer Spotlight: Institute for Population Health

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From left to right: Anthonio McFadden (Dental Assistant), Lisa Nieves (Dental Hygienist), Blake Livingston (Dentist)

DESC Account Manager Denise Stringer met the President and CEO of the Institute of Population Health (IPH), Loretta Davis in December 2014. Loretta explained that IPH was opening a new location in Northwest Detroit and had a need for a Dentist, Dental Hygienist, and Dental Assistant. Denise explained the free services DESC offers and Loretta put her in contact with Clinical Manager Anthony Harris.

In the first weeks of January, Denise put together several options for fulfillment, including postings on major jobsites and reaching out to partners and Career Advisors for candidates. Denise found a Dentist for interview by January 14th, 2015. Loretta and Anthony were very impressed and hired him on the spot. The following week, a Hygienist and 3 Dental Assistants were referred by Denise for interviews. The newly hired Dentist worked with Anthony during the interviews and the Hygienist and Dental Assistant were selected that same day. All candidates started January 28th, 2015.

“We needed to have the positions filled on short notice. Denise understood our needs and our culture and was able to target candidates that met our requirements” said Anthony Harris. IPH has since reached back out to DESC for 2 Medical Assistants and a Registered Nurse.

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Employer Spotlight: Hicks Plastics

Hicks Plastics plantHicks Plastics is a leading supplier of quality custom injection molded parts specializing in metalized finishes. They service the automotive, medical, marine and sporting goods industries, utilizing injection molding machines, and have two Macomb Township manufacturing facilities.

In March 2014, Hicks Plastics Human Resources Manager, Peter Murphy, visited Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation (DESC) intending to just pick up resumes to find seven candidates for Machine Operator positions. Sam Alamat, Business Services Division Account Manager, informed them that DESC provides much more than just resumes and described all the services we offer employers, which include drug, background, and candidate screening. Working with Sam, Hicks Plastics were able to develop a sourcing strategy of recruitment events, partner organization emails, and even candidates from Career Advisor caseloads.

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Partnership produces jobs for Detroit Youth

DESC, Midnight Golf Program, Doubletree Hotel offer permanent employment

By Paul Harris

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Midnight Golf Program participants who were hired full-time pose for a picture in the grand lobby of the Doubletree.

Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation (DESC), the Midnight Golf Program and the Doubletree Hotel are combining to provide work experience, possible career training and even permanent jobs for Detroit Youth.

DESC and the Doubletree Hotel, whose parent company is Hilton, aligned themselves with the Midnight Golf Program to form a dynamic partnership that resulted in the downtown Doubletree Hotel offering jobs to 20 students this past summer.

The Midnight Golf Program is a Year-Round Youth empowerment program for kids 14-21, that not only teaches them to play golf, but also focuses on eight core values: Accountability, caring, empowerment, exposure, integrity, quality, relevance, and respect. Continue reading

Partnership Leads to Over 100 New Jobs

Auburn Hills employer fills 115 positions with help from DESC

When Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation (DESC) first talked with staffing agency Reliance One in 2012, the problem the company faced was clear. Finding candidates who were able and willing to come to their main facility in Auburn Hills to complete the screening process was proving difficult. But now, only 18 months later, DESC has successfully aided Reliance One in the employment of 115 Detroiters.Reliance Logo

Reliance One had a number of openings available, but their most pressing recruitment concern was finding qualified candidates for ‘Test Driver’ positions. The position required employees to test drive vehicles and report on problems, perceived design flaws and other qualitative issues. Continue reading

On-the-job training allows for hiring outside the box

Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation’s One-Stop Service Centers work directly with employers in order to fill open positions with eligible candidates. Before referring an individual to an employer, DESC’s staff spends time with each customer to ensure they are interview ready, which includes resume building and job retention essentials. After this process is complete, the individual’s resume is passed along to one of our Account Managers, who are responsible for handling each case brought to DESC by employers.

Many companies reach out to DESC after experiencing difficulties finding the right candidates for roles within their organization. When this becomes an issue, the employer can depend on DESC to eliminate these struggles and provide the company with capable individuals that have been pre-screened and are interview ready.

Resolution Medical Billing - LogoResolution Medical Billing Services is a prime example of a company that has utilized DESC’s services to enhance their employment search. Continue reading

Employer Success Story: Detroit Manufacturing Systems

Detroit Manufacturing Systems factory floor

In late Spring of 2012, Detroit Manufacturing Systems (DMS) Human Resources Director Rosemary Brewer was introduced to Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation President and CEO Pamela Moore. The introduction was made by Attorney and Detroit Workforce Development Board Member Al Nelson.

DMS was formed in 2012 as a joint venture between French auto supplier Faurecia and Rush Group, a longtime Ford supplier owned by Native American business woman Andra Rush.

An initial meeting between DMS and DESC in June 2012 presented a stark challenge: Faced with a significant order for instrument panels for Ford vehicles, DMS needed to hire 500 skilled manufacturing employees for various union positions, and scaling this fast required the leveraging of partnerships that DMS did not have. Continue reading