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Outsourced to Detroit is a great label

Were you outsourced to Detroit? Or are you an insourced talent? Either way this limited-edition “Outsource to Detroit” T-shirt could work for you.

GalaxE.Solutions has issued the Robert Stanzler-created T-shirt that will be given free toanyone donating $10 or more to Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit. The donations willsupport Goodwill job creation, training and placement programs that support Detroit area residents.

GalaxE and Goodwill are two Downtown employers outsourcing jobs to Detroit.

Since it came to Detroit from New Jersey in 2010, GalaxE has hired more than 100 skilled IT workers and has immediate openings for 200 additional professionals.

“Detroit is an iconic city with a tremendous history of engineering, technological innovation and hard working professionals with outstanding skills,” said Chairman and CEO Tim Bryan, whois speaking around the country as well as working closely with state and municipal leadersto promote the merits of Detroit for business and opportunities for employment for young professionals.

Goodwill is also doing its part in helping Metro Detroiters overcome employment challenges andearn jobs. It served more than 22,000 people in three counties last year, placed just over 1,400 people in jobs and worked with 660 employers who hire Goodwill trained employees.

“GalaxE is a Goodwill corporate partner with a shared, vital mission,” said Lorna G. Utley,president and CEO, Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit Lorna Utley. “Our organizations share the resolve to motivate corporations to heed the call and recognize the tremendousopportunities that exist to do business in Detroit. This will, in turn, serve to put people back to work.”

I had the opportunity to visit the operation in Downtown Detroit a few weeks ago and believe me, there is much more to Goodwill than the donated goods retail stores. The work it is doing plays a key role in Detroit’s continued rebirth. Those working here are building parts for Ford, GM and Chrysler and its Green Works subsidiary recovers and separates materials such as copper and steel from damaged or retired generators, transformers, utility poles, wires and fixtures that DTEis no longer using. It also recycles computers and cell phones.

“Outsource to Detroit” T-shirts are available free with a donation of $10 or more via the following:

• Goodwill Industries’ flagship upscale resale store at 41937 Ford Road in Canton, Michigan

• Goodwill Industries’ Ben & Jerry’s PartnerShop at 1014 Woodward Avenue in Detroitin the Compuware building

• Visiting Goodwill Industries online at: www.goodwilldetroit.org (postage/handlingcharges apply)

• Calling Goodwill at: 1-313-557-8791(postage/handling charges apply)

The T-shirts were produced by Detroit-based Detroit Manufacturing and celebrated street wear designer Robert Stanzler, who, since 1991, has explored Detroit’s identity through design. Stanzler created and developed the “Made in Detroit” logo/brand, subsequently purchased by
Kid Rock.

“Our clients from outside of Michigan recognize that doing work in Detroit is good business,”Bryan said. “We are connecting the dots between displaced American workers and work that needs to be done – the next generation of healthcare-related IT technology at reduced pricepoints – here in the United States. It is also a great example of being socially conscious ofemployment challenges and hardships. We want to continue to build on our efforts.”

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