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EmploymentGroup Launches Next Round of “5 in 5” Scholarships

EmploymentGroup, a solutions-oriented staffing and outsourced services firm, today announced the launch of its 2014 “5 in 5” scholarship program.  Now in its second consecutive year, the initiative was started to honor the Company’s 55th anniversary as a leading provider of business staffing solutions and helps equip Michigan-based community college students to enter the workforce with the skills and resources they need.

 

This year, three winning students will be named recipients of “5 in 5” scholarships totaling $5,000. In applying for – and ultimately using the funds – students will be encouraged to consider creative ways to enhance their ability to make an effective impact in today’s workplace.

 

The Company will select winners based on an essay submission, teacher and community recommendations, as well as overall student academic achievement.  Students will be encouraged to tie their essay submissions to EmploymentGroup’s mission of “helping people succeed,” explaining how their future plans include both their own professional growth and helping others succeed.

 

"We were thrilled with the results of our first installment of the ‘5 in 5’ program last year and are eager to start our second round as we connect with students across Michigan," said Mark Lancaster, CEO of EmploymentGroup. "The staffing industry continues to play a big role in today’s economy and is a great option for people looking to secure employment. In 2014, EG has already helped 246 associates reach their goal of fulltime work and similarly, we look forward to assisting students achieve their goals of attending college.”

 

EmploymentGroup has secured the involvement of leading community colleges in many of the West and Mid-Michigan markets the Company serves, and is actively engaged in expanding its roster of participating institutions. Community colleges interested in participating should contact EmploymentGroup at info@employmentgroup.com.

 

Students enrolled at a Michigan-based community college who have successfully completed 30 hours of schooling are invited to enter the ‘’5 in 5” contest at: www.employmentgroup.com/5in5 or at www.facebook.com/employmentgroup. The contest is now open and applications for the 2014 academic year can be submitted through June 30, 2014.

 

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