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DTE Energy creates 120 new jobs for Detroiters

DETROIT, April 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) today announced it is creating 120 new jobs for Detroiters to help staff its expanding customer call center in the company's downtown Detroit headquarters building. DTE will partner with Strategic Staffing Solutions (S3), which will be responsible for recruiting, hiring and managing the new employees. The collaboration will give Detroiters an employment opportunity, while developing new skills through on-the-job training.

"As a Detroit-based company for more than 100 years, we're pleased to be able to offer new, meaningful opportunities to Detroiters," said Jerry Norcia, president and chief operating officer, DTE Energy. "As a major employer in the Detroit community, we want to continue to be part of the revitalization of the city. Creating jobs through collaboration only furthers this effort."

The new employees will be trained on a state-of-the-art call center system housed in the historic Penobscot Building at S3's Detroit Development Center. These employees will answer and respond to DTE customer inquiries including service, billing and payment transactions, as well as emergency and outage situations. Interested applicants are required to have a high school diploma and two years of experience with direct customer contact is preferred.

DTE Energy and S3's 24-year strategic relationship is an example of what two companies can accomplish when goals are aligned. Over more than two decades, the organizations have worked together through the Downtown Detroit Partnership, the Live Downtown incentive, and countless charitable endeavors.

"DTE Energy and S3 are committed to growing Detroit, and that means keeping call center jobs such as these in the City, and not locate them out-of-state or overseas," said Cynthia Pasky, CEO and founder of Strategic Staffing Solutions.

Those interested in applying for these positions should contact csrpositions@strategicstaff.com or by calling 313.235.0683.

About DTE Energy
DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) is a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. Its operating units include an electric utility serving 2.2 million customers in Southeastern Michigan and a natural gas utility serving 1.2 million customers in Michigan. The DTE Energy portfolio includes non-utility energy businesses focused on power and industrial projects, natural gas pipelines, gathering and storage, and energy marketing and trading. As one of Michigan's leading corporate citizens, DTE Energy is a force for growth and prosperity in the 450 Michigan communities it serves in a variety of ways, including philanthropy, volunteerism and economic progress. Information about DTE Energy is available at dteenergy.com, twitter.com/dte_energy and facebook.com/dteenergy.

About Strategic Staffing Solutions
Strategic Staffing Solutions (S3) is an international, woman-owned, $300 million IT and business services corporation based in Detroit. With a compound annual growth rate of 21% over 25 years and zero debt, S3 is financially sound. It is ranked 16th among the largest staffing firms in the US by Staffing Industry Report and is one of five companies nationally certified as a Charter Partner with Staffing Industry Analysts. S3 is also ranked as the sixth largest diversity staffing firm in the US by Staffing Industry Analysts. S3 provides IT consulting, customized project solutions, vendor management programs and an executive search service to financial institutions, insurance, energy companies, oil/gas, telecommunications, government agencies and retail and healthcare industries worldwide. It has more than 3,000 consultants and 31 offices in the U.S. and Europe.

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SOURCE DTE Energy

For further information: Stephanie Beres, DTE Energy, 313.235.5555; Laura Hughes, Strategic Staffing Solutions, 313-318-4218