Detroit’s DTE Energy has partnered with a US-based non-profit called Workforce Opportunity Services (WOS) in a recruitment drive within the city’s under-served populations.
The initiative will enable candidates to participate in a 26-week Utility Employee Programme.
“We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes us a better company—with unique perspectives and insights that enhance our ability to be creative, solve problems and better serve our customers,” Diane Antishin, vice president, human resources operations and chief diversity & inclusion officer at DTE Energy, said. “WOS offers a tangible solution to increase our diversity with talent from our local community, complementing DTE’s efforts to eliminate the opportunity gap in the communities we serve.”
WOS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organisation which works to develop untapped talent from under-served and veteran communities through partnerships with organizations. To date, WOS has helped place more than 4,000 individuals through partnerships with more than 65 corporations globally.
“WOS is thrilled to partner with DTE Energy, a company committed to supporting initiatives that strengthen the economic progress, education and employment opportunities in the greater Detroit area,” Art Langer, founder and chairman at WOS, said. “We look forward to a long lasting and fruitful partnership with DTE Energy and furthering our footprint in developing the local talent of the Detroit area.”