Mackinac Policy Conference: Cindy Pasky on making Michiganders more economically competitive

The president and CEO of Strategic Staffing Solutions says the company has expanded branches to Poland and Argentina in recent years, and that it tries to give people opportunities who otherwise would likely not have found them.

Both the governor of Michigan and mayor of Detroit are working to improve company outreach to potential hires and the competitiveness of Michigan workers. But Michigan’s workforce, particularly its more highly educated workforce, has been shrinking over the years. On Mackinac Island, leaders of different industries worked to attract and develop workforce talent in Michigan

“Our criteria for hiring is skills, willingness to acquire those skills, and some individuals who are looking for an opportunity to change their station in life, we’ll do the rest.” — Cindy Pasky, founder, president and CEO of Strategic Staffing Solutions


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Cindy Pasky is the founder, president and CEO of Strategic Staffing Solutions, a global IT and business services corporation. She is also the chair of the Michigan’s workforce development board and co-chair of Detroit’s workforce development board.

Pasky says her company has expanded branches to Poland and Argentina in recent years, and that it tries to give people opportunities who otherwise would likely not have found them.

“Our criteria for hiring is skills, willingness to acquire those skills, and some individuals who are looking for an opportunity to change their station in life, we’ll do the rest,” she says.

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