Focus: HOPE Leased Employee Layoff’s in response to Android – Detroit Second Shift Phase Out

 Focus: HOPE non-profit community activities not affected

DETROIT - Focus: HOPE Companies, Inc., a for-profit subsidiary of Focus: HOPE, is an employee-leasing corporation that provides automotive production workers to Android-Detroit, LLC located at 1400 Oakman Boulevard.  Due to the elimination of the second shift at their customer GM Hamtramck Assembly Plant (Small Car) plant, Android-Detroit, LLC will cut back production in March. In response to Android’s request to eliminate the second shift Focus: HOPE Companies is laying off its second shift leased employees.

“Focus: HOPE Companies is a separate legal entity from Focus: HOPE, the non-profit organization. Unfortunately, these cutbacks in labor are quite common in the automotive industry. Neither Focus: HOPE’s non-profit services nor its employees will be impacted by this action. Our hope is that displaced workers will take advantage of our workforce training programs and services,” said Jason D. Lee, Focus: HOPE CEO.

Focus: HOPE Companies is a wholly owned for-profit subsidiary of Focus: HOPE.  Licensed by the State of Michigan as a Professional Employer Corporation, it leases production workers to Android –Detroit LLC. It is a separate legal entity from Focus: HOPE, the nonprofit organization.

Focus: HOPE is a nationally recognized civil and human rights organization founded in 1968 after the Detroit riots. Throughout the years, Focus: HOPE has developed numerous programs in its efforts to overcome racism, poverty and injustice that include Education & Workforce Development, Food & Basic Needs and community revitalization called The HOPE Village Initiative. Through Focus: HOPE, thousands of individuals of all backgrounds and circumstances have achieved financial independence and have been provided opportunities for brighter futures.  For more information, visit www.focushope.edu.