Celebrating New Orleans And The Men And Women In Blue At Mardi Gras

New Orleans is one of America’s greatest cities. We’ve been honored to serve consultants, customers and the community there for years.

To celebrate this, we threw the 5th Annual Strategic Staffing Solutions Muses Party. 

We were so thankful to bring the community together during this festive holiday. The party and parade were both spectacular and went off without a hitch.

Most of all, we’re thankful for our men and women in blue in their tireless efforts to make this event safe and fun for all. Working with the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation, we provided food and snacks to more than 1,300 New Orleans area law enforcement officers.

There would be no purple, green and gold without the blue! S3 loves NOLA and can’t wait to return next year. This is a great example of how we believe in profit with a purpose.

Below you’ll find some photos from the event. A la revoyure! (See you later in French).

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Does the Mardi Gras party ever stop with S3? Neigh! #NOPDStables

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Light the town green, watch the crowds flock. #ToastToGreen

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A couple of S3ers in development, learning to love green at an early age.

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One of the many meal trucks S3 sponsored to feed our hungry men and women on duty. #NoGreenGoldPurpleWithoutBlue

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One of the many parade spectacles seen from the S3 Muses tent

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…And the band continues to play. Show them that NOLA spirit, boys!

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Up these stairs to the main event … No one does Mardi Gras like S3! #AllGreenAllTheTime

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Waving to the passing parade with the best seats on Bourbon Street.

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S3ers getting into the spirit of Mardi Gras! #S3GreenSpirit

Cynthia Pasky, Strategic Staffing Solutions Founder and CEO, Inducted Into Michigan Business Women’s Hall Of Fame

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DETROIT  (FEBRUARY 6, 2017) — Strategic Staffing Solutions (S3), an international, woman-owned, $321 million IT and business services corporation based in Detroit, is proud to announce that our CEO and Founder, Cynthia J. Pasky, has been inducted into the Michigan Business Women’s Hall of Fame.

The ceremony occurred at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center on Thursday, February 2, 2017.

“I’m honored to accept this award in such great company,” said Founder and CEO Cynthia Pasky. “We don’t do the work we do for the awards, but it’s always special to receive one.”

The criteria for this honor are women leaders who have not only had significant business success, many at a global level, but have also made Michigan a better place to live and work through their efforts.

Pasky founded the company on and still practices every day Strategic Staffing Solutions’ four core pillars of:

  • Setting the bar high for what a company should do
  • Creating jobs
  • Offering people an opportunity to succeed and change their station in life
  • Making community investment and corporate citizenship core parts of our business

Recent awards for Pasky include “Executive of the Year” from the Detroit Executives Association, the Global Lithuanian Leaders award presented by the president of that country, as well as named Most Powerful Woman in Business by dBusiness Magazine, CEO of the Year by Automation Alley, one of Detroit’s Most Powerful People by Crain’s Detroit Business and one of the Top Women Entrepreneurs in North America by Women Impacting Public Policy.

Other inductees of this inaugural class to the Michigan Business Women’s Hall Of Fame include Lizbeth Ardisana, ASG Renaissance; Mindi Kynke, EHIM; Birgit Klohs, The Right Place; Dr. Glenda Price, Marygrove College; Andra Rush, Detroit Manufacturing Systems; and Nancy Schlichting, Henry Ford Health System.

Strategic Staffing Solutions Achieves Military Spouse Friendly Status

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DETROIT  (JANUARY 16, 2017) — Strategic Staffing Solutions (S3), an international, woman-owned, $321 million IT and business services corporation based in Detroit, announced today that it has earned the 2017 Military Spouse Friendly Employer designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs, and Military Spouse.

First published in 2003, Military Spouse Friendly Employers is the most comprehensive, powerful resource for veterans and their families today. Each year, the list of Military Spouse Friendly Employers is provided to service members and their families, helping them discover the best post-military career opportunities available.

Strategic Staffing Solutions was also named a Military Friendly Employer for 2017, for the third year running.

“Strategic Staffing Solutions is committed to hiring military and military spouse talent, knowing first-hand that recruiting veterans and military spouses is not only the right thing to do for veterans and their families who have served our country, but it’s also the right thing to do for business,” said Founder and CEO Cynthia Pasky. “We know that military veterans and their spouses are among the best and brightest thinkers; they are quick learners, adapt easily, build solid relationships, and have strong ethics.”

Supporting veterans and their spouse’s ties into Strategic Staffing Solutions’ four core pillars of:

  • Setting the bar high for what a company should do
  • Creating jobs
  • Offering people an opportunity to succeed and change their station in life
  • Making community investment and corporate citizenship core parts of our business

“Companies that have earned the 2017 Military Friendly Employer designation have exceptionally strong hiring programs and meaningful jobs for transitioning service members, veterans and spouses,” said Daniel Nichols, a Navy Reserve veteran and Chief Product Officer at Victory Media. “Our Military Friendly Employers have moved beyond answering ‘why hire military?’ They are truly aligning their jobs and recruiting efforts with Military Friendly Schools to translate military competencies into civilian careers.”

Strategic Staffing Solutions will be showcased along with other 2017 Military Spouse Friendly Employers in the January 2017 issue of Military Spouse Magazine, and on MilitaryFriendly.com.

Military Spouse Friendly Employer Designation Methodology

Strategic Staffing Solutions was evaluated using both public data sources and responses from Victory Media’s proprietary survey. More than 200 companies participated in 2017 Military Spouse Friendly Companies survey. Ratings methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Victory Media with input from the Military Spouse Friendly Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining an organization’s survey score with an assessment of the organization’s ability to meet thresholds for Applicant, New Hire Retention, Employee Turnover, and Promotion & Advancement of veterans and military employees.

For more on the assessment process, visit “New for 2017” on militaryfriendly.com.

About Strategic Staffing Solutions

Strategic Staffing Solutions (S3) is an international, woman-owned, $321 million IT and business services corporation based in Detroit.  With a composite average annual growth rate of 21%, S3 is fiscally sound and debt free. S3 has had $2.4 Billion in sales since its inception with $1.2 billion of those sales occurring in the last 5 years. It is ranked 17th among the largest staffing firms in the US by Staffing Industry Report and is one of three companies nationally certified as a Charter Partner with Staffing Industry Analysts. S3 is also ranked as the sixth largest diversity staffing firm in the US by Staffing Industry Analysts and one of the top 25 among woman-owned business in the nation by Women’s Enterprise USA Magazine.

S3 provides staff augmentation, direct hire recruiting, workforce programs, and outsourced solutions with global industry expertise in energy/utility, healthcare services, insurance, communications, and financial services.  It has more than 3,000 direct consultants in 49 out of 50 states in the U.S. and 11 countries including Europe and the Americas.

For more information about S3, visit www.strategicstaf.com. For more information about its military veteran hiring program, visit http://www.strategicstaff.com/company-overview/veterans-program/

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S3er to be featured in G.I. Jobs Magazine in January

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It’s great to see our green team being recognized! G.I. Jobs, an industry-leading publication that’s focused on military hiring and recruitment, will be featuring our own Kimberly Pendergast in a feature about the thriving I.T. field.

You’ll have to wait until January for the full article, but we’re excited to share the news a little ahead of time.

Pendergast is a Navy Veteran, and we’re proud to have her and her fellow Veterans and military spouses as part of the team!

Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix Partner Strategic Staffing Solutions To Sponsor SST Truck, Local Driver in 2017

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DETROIT, Mich. (December 14, 2016) – One of the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix’s key partners will expand its presence around the event in 2017 as Strategic Staffing Solutions (S3) has announced that it will sponsor the “Green Hiring Machine” that will compete in the Stadium Super Truck (SST) Series races at the Grand Prix with a talented and accomplished local driver.

Strategic Staffing Solutions is literally making a jump in its activation to a strong on-track presence at next year’s Grand Prix. S3 will sponsor the No. 3 truck that will compete in the popular SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Truck Series presented by TRAXXAS races scheduled to take place at next year’s Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, June 2-4, 2017.

With its signature S3 green design, the truck will compete in both SST races at the Grand Prix as the “Green Hiring Machine.” The truck is bound to be a fan favorite when it jumps over ramps and launches as high as 20 feet in the air around the 2.3-mile Belle Isle street circuit.

“S3 is proud to have supported the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix since 2008 and we are excited to bring the Green Hiring Machine to the race to represent our global family of companies and to have built a relationship between the Grand Prix and the Michigan Humane Society,” S3 CEO Cindy Pasky said.

Experienced local driver Aaron Bambach of Rochester Hills, Mich., will drive the S3 Green Hiring Machine truck at his hometown event. With 24 wins and 36 podium finishes over the last 20 years of competing in professional motorsports, Bambach also knows the Belle Isle track well. He’s driven in the SST races at Detroit in each of the last three seasons, earning six top-five finishes at the Grand Prix over that time, including strong third- and fourth-place results in 2016.

“I’ve always loved racing at Belle Isle and have had a blast in the Stadium Super Trucks on the island the last three years,” said Bambach, who also serves as Test Track Manager at the new M1 Concourse Facility in Pontiac, Mich. “It will be an honor to drive the new Green Hiring Machine truck for Strategic Staffing Solutions at the 2017 Grand Prix in Detroit. S3 has such a positive presence in the community and really does a lot to support this event so I’m very excited for the opportunity to represent them in our hometown race.”

This partnership will also bring together S3’s love of animals and the Grand Prix for the first time ever, as Bambach will partner with one of S3’s largest charitable causes – the Michigan Humane Society (MHS). A pet lover himself, Bambach will help to promote MHS initiatives in the coming months as the driver of the S3 truck at the Grand Prix.

“In addition to his great talent as a racer, Aaron’s love for animals mirrors ours at S3,” Pasky said. “We’re delighted to partner with him on something so special.”

To learn more about S3, visit www.strategicstaff.com and for more information on the SST series, log on to www.stadiumsupertrucks.com. Tickets are currently on sale for the 2017 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. Complimentary round-trip shuttle service to Belle Isle Park is included with every ticket. Fans can purchase tickets online at www.DetroitGP.com/tickets.

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Global Business Services Firm Strategic Staffing Solutions Selects Juan Madroñero As New Detroit Branch Manager

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Detroit, MI – Detroit’s industry-leading global IT, business service and staffing firm, Strategic Staffing Solutions (S3), is pleased to announce the hire of Juan Madroñero as the new Detroit Branch Manager.

The Detroit branch, S3’s largest with hundreds of direct reports, is an integral part of our quickly growing company whose reach touches more than 12 countries across the globe. The success of S3 proves that Detroit’s a great place to do international business.

“One of the things that impressed me with Juan was his depth of experience and the fact that he wanted to be in Detroit,” said Cynthia Pasky, CEO and Founder of Strategic Staffing Solutions.

Madroñero was born in Bogota, Columbia and raised in New York City. He’s returning to the United States after spending 14 years working abroad for top banking firms such as Barclay’s and UBS. He has extensive experience managing talent and ensuring service delivery for call centers, shared service centers, and new business development, for example.

He possesses an intimate working knowledge of (and interest in) foreign policy and guiding the positioning of global assets across North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

His more than 20 years of industry expertise, along with his wide range of management skills, will continue the Detroit branch’s growth into the future serving some of the most influential corporations in the area.

April Donaldson, Executive Vice President at Strategic Staffing Solutions to speak at ‘Collaboration in the Gig Economy’ Staffing Industry Analysts’ newest conference to feature industry thought-leaders

Detroit, Michigan – September 12, 2016 – Strategic Staffing Solutions (S3) has announced that April Donaldson, Executive Vice President, will be a panelist at Collaboration in the Gig Economy, an all-new conference coming this September.

Collaboration in the Gig Economy brings together the entire talent supply chain, including professionals and companies from all across the workforce solutions ecosystem-such as enterprise buyers and staffing firms, VMS/MSP providers, suppliers to staffing, gig economy/human cloud companies and the myriad of other players that interact in this sphere-to address the challenges, opportunities and paradigms that are emerging at the intersection of technology and talent.

April Donaldson, Strategic Staffing SolutionsFor the HR/Enterprise Buyer Track, Donaldson will address Behind the Firewall: Straight Talk from Top Notch Suppliers on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016. Buyers will learn to understand their suppliers in order to drive program success.

April Donaldson has more than 20 years of experience in the staffing industry and has developed strong, long-lasting relationships with customers in key industries. She serves as the executive point for many regions and customers that account for more than one-fourth of Strategic Staffing Solutions’ revenue. Her entrepreneurial spirit, ability to always find a solution, and commitment to excellence play a key role in fostering and enhancing those relationships.

As an S3 Executive Vice President, April is part of the sales strategy team and also oversees the S3 managed service provider (MSP) practice. April is an industry expert and thought leader in current issues and trends impacting the staffing industry. She is one of the founding charter partners and certified subject matter experts for Staffing Industry Analysts’ (SIA) nationally accredited Certified Contingent Workforce Professionals (CCWP) program. In this role, she has the ability to train and certify others across the nation. Her long term and passionate expertise has placed her on the Staffing Industry Analyst (SIA) Advisory Board and the SIA CCWP board.

“If you want to get something right and impactful in your organization, become the expert on optimizing your workforce and how to attract and retain the best talent as it tops the list no matter how big you are or what you may produce,”  said April Donaldson, Executive Vice President of Strategic Staffing Solutions (S3).  “As a committed long term partner to SIA, we are always looking forward to sharing our secret sauce and collaborating with other industry leaders to learn theirs; and are certain the debut of Collaboration in the Gig Economy will be rewarding.”

“It gives me great pleasure to welcome such an exciting line-up of speakers to ‘Collaboration in the Gig Economy’,” said Barry Asin, President of Staffing Industry Analysts. “I believe we will all come away from the event with an increased level of understanding and collaboration as we hear from thought-leaders and experts hailing from across the workforce solutions ecosystem.”

Collaboration in the Gig Economy: Connecting & Optimizing the Talent Supply Chain will be held September 21-22, 2016 at the Red Rock Casino Spa & Resort in Las Vegas, NV. Delegates are invited to gather at the Workforce Solutions Industry Party, Tuesday evening September 20th.

April Donaldson will be available to the media regarding the Gig Economy. Please contact Laura Hughes at lhughes@strategicstaff.com to schedule a day and time.

For more information and registration, please visit www.collaborationgigeconomy.com|@GigE2016.

About Strategic Staffing Solutions

Strategic Staffing Solutions (S3) is an international, woman-owned, $300 million IT and business services corporation based in Detroit. With a compound annual growth rate of 21% over 25 years and zero debt, S3 is financially sound.  It is ranked 16th among the largest staffing firms in the US by Staffing Industry Report and is one of three companies nationally certified as a Charter Partner with Staffing Industry Analysts.  S3 is also ranked as the sixth largest diversity staffing firm in the US by Staffing Industry Analysts.  S3 provides IT consulting, customized project solutions, vendor management programs and an executive search service to financial institutions, insurance, energy companies, oil/gas, telecommunications, government agencies and retail and health care industries worldwide. It has more than 3,000 consultants and 31 offices in the U.S. and Europe.

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Contact: Laura Hughes, Vice President of Communications & Community

Lhughes@strategicstaff.com – 313-318-4218

You Can Help Protect And Serve New Orleans

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We are looking for men and women who have a passion for law enforcement and want to make a difference in one of America’s historic cities, New Orleans, as a police officer.

Start or continue a rewarding career in law enforcement today as a patrol officer with many opportunities to grow into a specialized unit such as detective, investigator, forensics, K9 and more.

Military veterans and those that are coming to the end of their service and their families, criminal justice graduates, security officers and current law enforcement officers are encouraged to apply.

Competitive police officer salary and excellent benefits include:

  • Outstanding retirement plan with excellent benefits
  • Affordable and quality health, vision, and dental insurance for you and your family
  • Many types of additional, incentive and shift pay
  • 10 paid holidays, 13 days of paid vacation and 15 days of paid military reserve leave each year
  • Earn $48,000  per year ($51,000 per year with a Bachelor’s degree) after one year

But don’t take our word for it. Meet a Navy Veteran who is one of the city’s newest recruits.

Interested? Here are the job requirements:

  • United States Citizen
  • At least 21 years old
  • Licensed to drive with a good driving record and driving experience
  • Be in good physical and psychological condition to perform the essential functions of the job
  • Be in possession of a state approved G.E.D./high school diploma
  • Drug free, with no felonies
  • You should be problem solver, effective communicator, compassionate and respectful

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Get in touch with Marshall Breedlove by emailing mbreedlove@strategicstaff.com or calling (504) 524-2036.

International IT Staffing Firm Hits the Oregon Trail, Opens Branch in the “Silicon Forest”

PORTLAND, Ore., June 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Strategic Staffing Solutions (S3), an international, $300 million IT staffing firm headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, has opened a branch office in Portland, Oregon. 

Located at 1800 SW 1st Avenue, Suite 507, the newest of S3’s 32 branches will support one of its largest clients in the finance industry, and its unique development group.

“We now have consultants working in Portland for the finance industry, and are ramping up to meet the opportunity of our customers growing needs,” said branch manager Jason Shirley. “S3 recruiter Shannon Hansen is leading staffing efforts for the finance industry and is always looking for talented people to be part of the S3 family.”

S3 has based its growth into new markets entirely on the demand of its customers, which represent Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 corporations from the finance, health care and insurance, energy and utilities, oil/gas, and telecommunications industries.  

“Our overall goal is to partner with our customers to develop and manage flexible solutions based on their specific needs at any time and in any location,” stated Strategic Staffing Solutions President and CEO Cindy Pasky. “We are in the business of driving results for our customers. We define our success by our customer’s success. Locating a branch in Portland allows us to continue meeting the needs of our customers, driving economic development, and investing in the communities in which we operate.”

For information on available positions, contact Jason Shirley at jshirley@strategicstaff.com or visit www.strategicstaff.com.

About Strategic Staffing Solutions: Strategic Staffing Solutions (S3) is an international, woman-owned, $300 million IT and business services corporation based in Detroit. With a compound annual growth rate of 21% over 25 years and zero debt, S3 is financially sound.  It is ranked 16th among the largest staffing firms in the US by Staffing Industry Report and also ranked as the sixth largest diversity staffing firm in the US by Staffing Industry Analysts.  S3 provides IT consulting, customized project solutions, vendor management programs and more to financial institutions, insurance, energy companies, oil/gas, telecommunications, government agencies and retail and health care industries worldwide. It has more than 3,000 consultants and 32 offices in the U.S. and Europe.

DTE Energy creates 120 new jobs for Detroiters

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DETROIT, April 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) today announced it is creating 120 new jobs for Detroiters to help staff its expanding customer call center in the company’s downtown Detroit headquarters building. DTE will partner with Strategic Staffing Solutions (S3), which will be responsible for recruiting, hiring and managing the new employees. The collaboration will give Detroiters an employment opportunity, while developing new skills through on-the-job training.

“As a Detroit-based company for more than 100 years, we’re pleased to be able to offer new, meaningful opportunities to Detroiters,” said Jerry Norcia, president and chief operating officer, DTE Energy. “As a major employer in the Detroit community, we want to continue to be part of the revitalization of the city. Creating jobs through collaboration only furthers this effort.”

The new employees will be trained on a state-of-the-art call center system housed in the historic Penobscot Building at S3’s Detroit Development Center. These employees will answer and respond to DTE customer inquiries including service, billing and payment transactions, as well as emergency and outage situations. Interested applicants are required to have a high school diploma and two years of experience with direct customer contact is preferred.

DTE Energy and S3’s 24-year strategic relationship is an example of what two companies can accomplish when goals are aligned. Over more than two decades, the organizations have worked together through the Downtown Detroit Partnership, the Live Downtown incentive, and countless charitable endeavors.

“DTE Energy and S3 are committed to growing Detroit, and that means keeping call center jobs such as these in the City, and not locate them out-of-state or overseas,” said Cynthia Pasky, CEO and founder of Strategic Staffing Solutions.

Those interested in applying for these positions should contact csrpositions@strategicstaff.com or by calling 313.235.0683.

About DTE Energy
DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) is a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. Its operating units include an electric utility serving 2.2 million customers in Southeastern Michigan and a natural gas utility serving 1.2 million customers inMichigan. The DTE Energy portfolio includes non-utility energy businesses focused on power and industrial projects, natural gas pipelines, gathering and storage, and energy marketing and trading. As one of Michigan’sleading corporate citizens, DTE Energy is a force for growth and prosperity in the 450 Michigan communities it serves in a variety of ways, including philanthropy, volunteerism and economic progress. Information about DTE Energy is available at dteenergy.com, twitter.com/dte_energy and facebook.com/dteenergy.

About Strategic Staffing Solutions
Strategic Staffing Solutions (S3) is an international, woman-owned, $300 million IT and business services corporation based in Detroit. With a compound annual growth rate of 21% over 25 years and zero debt, S3 is financially sound. It is ranked 16th among the largest staffing firms in the US by Staffing Industry Report and is one of five companies nationally certified as a Charter Partner with Staffing Industry Analysts. S3 is also ranked as the sixth largest diversity staffing firm in the US by Staffing Industry Analysts. S3 provides IT consulting, customized project solutions, vendor management programs and an executive search service to financial institutions, insurance, energy companies, oil/gas, telecommunications, government agencies and retail and healthcare industries worldwide. It has more than 3,000 consultants and 31 offices in the U.S. and Europe.