Michigan is home to the country’s 11th population of military veterans– nearly 350,000 of which are unemployed. To raise awareness and vital dollars to support job training and employment initiatives for veterans and their families, GalaxE.Solutions and Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit have issued a limited edition, “Operation Good Jobs”t-shirt at the Mackinac Policy Conference.
The Made-in-the-U.S.A. camouflage shirts are free with a minimum $10 donation to Goodwill, an organization solely dedicated to helping Southeast Michigan residents overcome employment challenges and earn jobs. The project symbolizes the GalaxE.Solutions and Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit’s collective mission of putting Metro Detroiters back to work.
Goodwill’s “Operation Good Jobs” is focused on eliminating barriers to employment for military veterans and their families to facilitate self-sufficiency. In the past year, the program has helped more than 100 veterans and family members find jobs or access veteran care services and entitled benefits. The program provides job assessment, training and placement in addition to ongoing support to ensure long term success. Yet, funding is limited.
Located in Detroit’s Campus Martius, GalaxE Solutions, Inc. has illustrated its dedication to the City of Detroit’s workforce through its ongoing partnership with Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit. The company has also highlighted the benefits of working and living in the City through its “Outsource to Detroit” and “Love, Detroit” campaigns.
“Our commitment to Detroit is unwavering,” said Tim Bryan, CEO, GalaxE Solutions. “Since expanding to Detroit in 2010, we continue to appreciate the talent, geography and economic benefits of doing business in this great American city. In our ongoing efforts to bolster the Detroit job market, we are supporting “Operation Good Jobs” to ensure veterans and their families are able to access the resources necessary to thrive.”
“Operation Good Jobs” t-shirts are available free with a donation of $10 or more via the following:
- Goodwill Industries’ retail stores in Canton, Dearborn and Commerce Township. For locations visit – www.goodwilldetroit.org
- Goodwill Industries’ Ben & Jerry’s PartnerShop at 1014 Woodward Avenue in Detroit in the Compuware building
- Visiting Goodwill Industries online at: www.goodwilldetroit.org (postage/handling charges apply)
- Calling Goodwill at: 1-313-557-8791(postage/handling charges apply)
T-shirt donations support the Operation Good Jobs efforts to employ veterans and their families in Southeast Michigan.
Said Lorna G. Utley, President and CEO, Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit “Operation Good Jobs” addresses the comprehensive needs of veterans and their family members facing employment challenges – from resume building to long-term career counseling and transportation.” She added, “ This commitment from GalaxE Solutions elevates the level of assistance we are able to provide veterans and promotes success in the transition to civilian life.”
The creator of Outsource to Detroit, GalaxE.Solutions, Inc., is a leading provider of software services and IT business support systems. With over 20 years of experience in the healthcare, retail, and financial industries, the company facilitates the secure sharing of critical information across internal networks and over the Internet to improve client competitiveness, efficiency, and business results. In addition to its corporate headquarters and primary delivery center in Somerset, New Jersey, GalaxE.Solutions has additional offices and delivery centers in Detroit, New York, NY, Toronto, Canada, United Kingdom and Bangalore and Hyderabad, India. For more information about GalaxE.Solutions and its portfolio of services, including its proprietary Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) process, visit GalaxE.com or call +1-732-868-0400.
About Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit
Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit is solely dedicated to helping local individuals overcome challenges and secure employment. In just the past year of the organization’s rich history, Goodwill Industries has placed more than 1,300 Wayne, Oakland and Macomb county individuals into new jobs and provided job training, education and placement services to more than 13,000 individuals in the region. Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit has been helping Metro Detroiters become Trained, Trusted and Ready to Work for more than 90 years. For information, visit http://www.goodwilldetroit.org.