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Beginning of third year in Detroit sees major gains

In just the first six months of 2014, Detroit’s three One-Stop Centers have already completed over 3,000 job seeker placements, nearly 650 more placements made during all of last year. Grant Associates provides case management and related services for the Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation’s (DESC) One-Stops.

On target to place more than 6,000 job seekers

Director Richard Acosta attributed the increase to a beefed up Account Management team, greater outreach to the city’s employers, and a strong marketing initiative that has increased the DESC’s brand recognition and positioned the One-Stops as Detroit’s official workforce agency. The centers, he said, are on target to place more than 6,000 job seekers during the 2014-15 contract years.