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

Juan Branch Manager Detroit

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.

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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10 Years Later: Success both Friend and Foe to Eastern Market

Strategic Staffing Solutions has been a proud corporate sponsor of Eastern Market for several years now. However, Eastern Market’s success has unfortunately spurned unfortunate consequences that threaten the Market’s overall identity and character.

Read about this phenomena in this Detroit Free Press article by John Gallagher.

NOPD: First Female S3 Candidate Accepted to Academy

The New Orleans Police Department is actively searching for more officers to enter their academy. However, they recently admitted Raychel Willey, a Navy veteran, mother of two and also the first female candidate to be accepted to the academy since S3 has started recruiting! This is an excellent, initial effort and we look forward toplacing many other well-qualified applicants.

Watch this incredible video showcasing Raychel’s story!

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.

Another Incident-Free Fireworks Night in Detroit

Detroit recently hosted its annual July 4th celebration with fireworks over the river and it was a blast as always. On another positive note, it marked the second straight year where the Detroit Police made zero arrests relating to the festival. Editor of the Detroit Free Press Nolan Finley wrote a short piece about the occasion. Please read the featured article here.

S3 CEO on How to Hire the Right Veterans for Your Workplace: “Hire the Military to Find the Military.”

S3 Founder and CEO Cindy Pasky sat down with WJR’s Frank Beckmann during last week’s Mackinac Policy Conference. During the short interview, she discussed the importance of hiring military veterans into the workplace. Listen to her interview here.

Cindy Pasky Appears on MIWeek Panel During Mackinac Conference

Last week’s Mackinac Policy Conference was filled with wonderful energy as experts across the state came together to discuss Michigan’s future. S3 President and CEO Cindy Pasky was asked to join Detroit Public Television’s Business Roundtable as they discussed  Michigan’s current business status while also giving predictions for the future. Watch her panel discussion here.

Pasky: We Need a Wider Range of Entry Jobs

Last week, the Detroit Regional Chamber hosted their annual Mackinac Policy Conference. The conference is meant to gather experts from around Michigan to discuss the state’s issues, status, and economic future. Strategic Staffing Solutions President & CEO Cindy Pasky sat down with WXYZ’s Chuck Stokes for an interview in which she discusses the importance of having a wider range of entry level positions in the City of Detroit. Watch it here.

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.