I was both pleased and proud to see some of our recent success here at Powerlink recognized recently in Crain’s Detroit Business. I’m especially pleased that the May 26th article, entitled Staffing firm to hire 75 as revenue grows, focused on a particular point of pride for us: our recent hiring efforts in the City of Detroit.
As I’ve mentioned in a previous blog entry in this space: “Where you are has a great deal to do with who you are” and we are a Detroit firm, through and through. Hiring local talent not only “strengthens the neighborhood, strengthens the city and strengthens the company”, but it also helps “residents and professionals become personally and professionally invested in their city and their work.” All of this hiring is largely in response to what we project to be significant revenue growth in 2013.
As the article explains, many of our existing Powerlink customers, such as the Henry Ford Health System and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute have been increasing business with us in recent years, and that continuing trend has created growing demand for expanded Powerlink services those clients and professional partners have come to rely on. I am quoted in the Crain’s piece as saying that “When we see growth, it’s good news for the city and the region” and that “Expanding our contract and staffing services with current clients is a testament to the relationships we’ve built with these local leaders and the exceptional services we provide.” I stand by both of those statements, and I think our ambitious 2013 hiring plans are a testament to the fact that demand for Powerlink services continues to grow.