JVS Seeks Employers for May 11 Job Fair in Southfield

Employers: fill your job openings by meeting and prescreening job candidates at the third annual JVS Job Connection from 9 a.m. to noon, May 11, at the Southfield Pavilion in Southfield. Open to the general public and veterans at no charge, the job fair is expected to attract hundreds of job seekers.

Job Connection will feature more than 30 companies, including Little Caesars, Speedway, Sunset Grown, Cintas, Oakland County, Robert Half and more.

A few recruitment booths for companies are still available. Companies interested in participating may contact Linda Baker at lbaker@jvsdet.org or (248) 233-4274.

JVS, a career resource for job seekers and employers, sponsors the event in partnership with Oakland County Michigan Works!, the City of Southfield and the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit.

About JVS
JVS is an award-winning human service organization with four main locations in metropolitan Detroit that helps people realize life’s potential through a variety of programs to maximize their self-sufficiency. The agency provides counseling, training, support services and comprehensive programs to the frail elderly, at-risk youth, individuals with disabilities, unemployed workers, and people who are economically disadvantaged.

American Society of Employers’ (ASE) Quarterly Economic & Employment Survey results for fourth quarter 2015 reflect continuing optimism for Michigan business in 2016

The American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, has released its 2015 Quarterly Economic & Employment Survey – Fourth Quarter results. The news is good for Michigan, with the majority of respondents seeing the state’s business climate remaining stable or improving in the next six months, with hiring following a similar trend.

Highlights of ASE 2015 Quarterly Economic & Employment Survey – Fourth Quarter:
• The percentage of Michigan employers who believe their business outlook will improve over the next six months remains in the mid-thirties, while more than half (54%) of employers see their six-month outlook as remaining stable.
• Along with this positive business outlook, 88% of Michigan employers are expecting to increase their hiring levels or keep them consistent over the next six months. Only 4% expect to freeze hiring and 8% are planning to decrease hiring.
• 2015 shows a 17% increase in violation of workplace policies as the reason for involuntary terminations from the previous year.
• Across the state of Michigan, the average annual hires increased from almost 14% in 2014 to over 20% in 2015.
• Absenteeism as a reason for involuntary separations decreased 16% from 3rd quarter 2015.
• Personal reasons and retirement as reasons for voluntary separation have both increased since 2013 by about 10%.

The survey results were announced by ASE President and CEO, Mary E. Corrado.

“Our survey findings reflect a continuing positive business climate in Michigan for the first six months of 2016 and that’s great news to report during the first quarter,” Corrado said. ““The data on hiring and terminations suggest that both employees and employers have stepped up their respective commitments to maximizing productivity and overall workforce excellence.”

Background information on the ASE 2015 Quarterly Economic & Employment Survey – Fourth Quarter
• 116 organizations from across Michigan participated.
• Organizations with one to 500 Michigan employees made up more than 80% of the survey sample, while organizations with 501 to 1,000 Michigan employees represented nearly 8% of the sample. The remaining 11.9% of the sample come from organizations with over 1,000 Michigan employees.
• A variety of industries are represented, with manufacturing organizations representing nearly 60% of the survey sample. The remaining 40% is represented by trades and services organizations.

To obtain a copy of ASE’s 2015 Quarterly Economic & Employment Survey – Fourth Quarter, contact ASE’s Compensation and Benefits Surveys department at surveys@aseonline.org or 248.353.4500. This survey is available free of charge to ASE members, and is $525 for non-members.

About the American Society of Employers (ASE) – a Centennial Organization
The American Society of Employers (ASE) is a not-for-profit trade association providing people-management information and services to Michigan employers. Since 1902, member organizations have relied on ASE to be their single, cost-effective source for information and support, helping to grow their bottom line by enhancing the effectiveness of their people.

Learn more about ASE at www.aseonline.org.

Core3 Solutions Hosts Spring Hiring Fair – Keeping Talent in Michigan

Troy, Mich., April 27th, 2015 – Core3 Solutions, Excited to Announce New Hiring Initiatives!

It is no doubt that Michigan has seen an explosion in the technology industry over the past few years. Detroit has been ranked first in the Midwest and fifth in the nation for the number of technology-based jobs, according to Automation Alley’s Technology Industry Report. Core3 Solutions is proud to be a part of the tech movement and ready to hire Michigan’s best!

In 2014, to adapt to the ever-changing needs of the technology industry, Core3 Solutions rebranded to create Element5, Detroit IT and Mac Detroit. With more than 17 years in the industry, Core3 Solutions is now looking to fill full-time positions as well part-time internships within its three brands.

Core3 Solutions will be hosting a spring hiring fair at Automation Alley, Michigan’s largest technology business association on Wednesday, April 29th from 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The job fair will be held at 2675 Bellingham Drive, Troy, Mich. 48083.

Since the rebranding, each company has seen significant growth, providing new career opportunities for skilled professionals. Detroit IT and Mac Detroit, specializing in information technology, and Element5, focused on digital marketing, design and development, will hold onsite interviews at the upcoming job fair.

Each of the three firms seeks career-driven individuals with a knack for customer service and detail-oriented work.

Managed Service Providers, Detroit IT & Mac Detroit, are seeking Service Desk Support Technicians & Interns, Apple Support Specialists, Systems Administrators, Network Operations Management, and a Junior Project Manager.

“The Detroit IT staff focuses heavily on strong customer support and technical problem solving. We are always looking for candidates who excel in both areas.

Additionally, we offer internship programs to build strong foundations for future IT technicians,” Eric Grundlehner, CTO, said.

In the digital marketing realm, Element5 is looking for creative Project Managers, Web Developers, Graphic Designers, Digital Marketing Specialists, and interns to assist in various upcoming projects. “We are looking for individuals who are passionate about technology and digital marketing to join our family,” Paul Chambers, CEO, said. “Our culture is a vital piece of who we are, and we’re looking to hire people who complement our team.”

If you are a candidate interested in attending the hiring fair, please RSVP at core3solutions.com/hiring-fair

About Core3 Solutions

Headquartered in Troy, Mich., Core3 Solutions is the holding company for Detroit IT, Element5 and Mac Detroit. The three companies service mid- to enterprise-level clients throughout Metro Detroit and Southeast, Michigan. As a Michigan-based company, Core3 Solutions is passionate about retaining talent here in Michigan, and continuing to build a company culture that is welcoming to all!


Heather Garey
Sales & Marketing Coordinator
T: (248)530-1001 ext. 122

Tanner Friedman hires Lexi Cerilli

Tanner Friedman Strategic Communications has hired Lexi Cerilli as assistant account coordinator.

In this role, Cerilli will support the Tanner Friedman team and firm clients in all areas of traditional and social media initiatives, utilizing a wide range of marketing and communications platforms.

Prior to joining the agency, Cerilli interned at Mid-Michigan Big Brothers Big Sisters where she assisted and coordinated events, developed promotional materials and managed social media accounts.

A previous Tanner Friedman intern, Cerilli graduated Cum Laude from Central Michigan University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in integrative public relations and a minor in marketing.
Tanner Friedman is a strategic communications firm specializing in traditional and emerging media relations, adversity management and public relations counsel. Tanner Friedman is located in the landmark Tri-Atria Building at 32255 Northwestern Highway, Suite 298, in Farmington Hills, Michigan. For more information, please visit tannerfriedman.com.

Grant Thornton LLP Welcomes Two New Employees in Detroit

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Nov. 15, 2012 — Grant Thornton LLP’s Detroit office is pleased to welcome a new audit associate as well as a new senior audit associate from its member firm in the Philippines as the company continues to grow its Michigan tax, audit and advisory practice.

Alexis Carlo G. Magsumbol, 25, has joined Grant Thornton as an audit senior associate. He is in Detroit from the Philippines as part of Grant Thornton’s secondment, or exchange, program. Magsumbol previously worked for four years as an audit senior associate at Punongbayan and Araullo, a member firm of Grant Thornton. Magsumbol has his bachelor’s degree in accounting from San Beda College in the Philippines.

Lacie Melasi, 23, of Ferndale, Mich., has joined Grant Thornton as an audit associate. She previously worked at PwC in Detroit as an auditor for internal controls. Melasi has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a minor in information technology from Oakland University.


About Grant Thornton LLP
Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd. Grant Thornton International Ltd and its member firms are not a worldwide partnership, as each member firm is a separate and distinct legal entity. In the U.S., visit Grant Thornton LLP at www.GrantThornton.com.

Evans Distribution Systems Names New GM of Transportation Division; Hires Warehouse Manager

MELVINDALE, Mich., Nov. 13, 2012 – Evans Distribution Systems has promoted Tony Trocki to general manager of transportation and has hired a new warehouse manager, the third-party logistics provider announced today.

Trocki is responsible for overseeing the company’s transportation division, which includes supervising dispatch and drivers, managing lanes, ensuring new business and meeting customer satisfaction.

“I hope to strengthen the team within the transportation department as well build bridges between the warehousing groups. In addition, I look forward to improving our equipment management and expanding our current sales footprint,” said Trocki. “Evans is a family- based company and provides a healthy, positive culture that I am proud to be part of.”

Trocki, 41, of Washington Township, Mich., has over 15 years of experience in the transportation management industry. He joined Evans Distribution Systems in July 2011 as an operations manager, where he successfully managed Evans’ largest Detroit-area operation. He oversaw 630,000-square-feet of warehousing, cross-dock and just-in-time business. He previously worked at RKA Petroleum Companies, Cannon Freight Systems and Central Transport.

Evans Distribution Systems has hired Chris Mendez to succeed Trocki as operations manager. He brings more that 17 years of management experience in warehouse operations, inventory control and customer service. Mendez, 45, of Dearborn Heights, Mich., previously worked at XPEDX Distribution and Ryder Integrated Logistics. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration organizational leadership from Cleary University.

“We are looking forward to the new ideas both Tony and Chris will bring to Evans in their respective roles,” said John A. Evans, president of Evans Distribution Systems. “They have a wealth of knowledge about the industry, and we are excited about new opportunities for growth and expansion.”

About Evans Distribution Systems
Evans Distribution Systems, headquartered in Southeast Michigan, was founded in 1929 as the Central Detroit Warehouse Company. It has evolved into a full-service, third-party logistics provider offering warehousing, transportation, contract packaging and logistics staffing services to the manufacturing, food and beverage, consumer goods, and chemical industries. Evans currently employs about 500 associates and operates a fleet of more than 100 trucks and approximately 2 million square feet of space throughout the United States. www.evansdist.com.