New opportunities in Detroit’s North End neighborhood

DTE recently hosted a resource fair at Metropolitan United Church with Goodwill Industries, Goodwill Green Works and Solutions for Energy Efficient Logistics (SEEL) as part of its North End Neighborhood Program. The program is focused on community transformation while aligning with DTE’s aspiration to be the “best in the world and the best for the world.”

While onsite, community members visited with representatives to get tips on how to interview, discuss how to apply to jobs and learn about different opportunities and careers they could pursue, including those with DTE. ​​​​​​​

Chris Polk, senior program manager in DTE’s Public Affairs team, was helped facilitate the event. Chris leads the North End Neighborhood Program to benefit the residents, customers, community partners and stakeholders. This was the second resource fair hosted this year.

“Our efforts go beyond in-person job fairs and outreach,” said Polk. “When we align our work with community priorities, I work with partners to ensure these opportunities reach people who are interested and looking for resources.”

Approximately 200 people attended the job fair at Metropolitan United Church thanks to Chris’ efforts and multiple partners who assisted in getting the word out.

“The word gets out by physical fliers in businesses, churches and community partners’ brick-and-mortar locations, but also postings we coordinate on our partners’ social media channels,” Polk explained.

The jobs offered at the career fairs range from general opportunities to specific openings, like trades, especially within our company and our suppliers.

“It’s relationship building and community building, by way of resources and partnership, letting people know we’re there for them and they have support from us as a company and in people who can answer questions and get them what they need,” stated Polk. “I especially appreciate the partnership of our company’s Human Resources team on the job fairs.”

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