Detroit News: Grow Detroit’s Young Talent launches ninth year to fill 8,000 summer jobs

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Mayor Mike Duggan joined with members of the Detroit City Council, employers, philanthropic organizations and youth at DTE Energy’s headquarters in the city to officially open the registration portal. . . . “This summer, we plan to make our 70,000th summer job opportunity available through GDYT,” Duggan said. “Every year, it is inspiring to see so many thousands of youth sign up for this program, some who are multi-year participants taking further steps toward their final career paths, others getting their first taste of having a job and earning a paycheck. And every year, our employers, our philanthropic community and our partners across the city are there to meet them, to guide them, and to help them shape their futures.”

Grow Detroit’s Young Talent was launched by Duggan’s administration in 2015 and is managed by the city’s workforce agency, Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation. The program has continued at full capacity every summer despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the mayor’s office stated in a press release. . . . “DTE is proud to continue our commitment to GDYT and provide meaningful work experiences to Detroit youth,” said Diane Antishin, vice president of Human Resources and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer of DTE Energy

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