Monday, October 29, 2007

Secret Shoppers

Mystery Shoppers:
Secret Shopper® is accepting applications for qualified individuals to become mystery shoppers. It's fun and rewarding, and you choose when and where you want to shop. You are never obligated to accept an assignment. There is no charge to become a shopper and you do not need previous experience. After you sign up, you will have access to training materials on our site.

Apply now to become a mystery shopper.
Consult our Frequently Asked Questions for applicants section for answers

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Resume Templates to help with Your Job Search

If you need help with your resume, here is a link to templates for sample resumes for many different professions.

FREE TRAVEL ADVICE: Ride roundtrip from Detroit to Chicago for $2.50

Do you love to shop in Chi-town or have friends there that you would love to visit? Do you know about Megabus? Megabus is a bus line that has been in business in Detroit since Spring of 2006. They only operate in Detroit between Detroit and Chicago. On every Megabus are 4 seats that are $1 each way. With a 50 cents processing fee, that total roundtrip price for these seats are $2.50.

My son and I took Megabus to Chicago for a vacation in August 2006 and I only paid $4.50 total for both our roundtrip seats. To get this great price, you have to book the trip when the exact day and time you want is first entered on the website: which means you must start checking the website well before when you want to take your trip. I started checking for my August trip in May. Also, be sure to keep your confirmation number with you at all times. Without this number, you will not be allowed on the bus.
Megabus has two pickup stops: Wayne State and Grand Circus Park. Once in Chicago, the dropoff point is Union Station where you can take the bus, a cab, or walk to your hotel. Goodluck!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Detroit Water and Sewerage Employment - GET YOUR RESUME

Detroit Water and Sewerage Employment -

Water and Sewerage Dept has a new meter program starting this fall and are currently hiring technicians and bilingual customer services representatives for the new call center in Detroit. Starting pay is $11.50 per hour.They are also hiring water meter installation technicians immediately, previous maintenance experience, helpful but not necessary-they will train. Contact person is Brian Roberts 1-866-2359 or 313-372-2100 to schedule an appointment. The contract company is VSI Meter Services and the project lead is Damond Warren. Email resumes and cover letter to These positions are for three years.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

For Teachers - Get the Detroit Free Press delivered to your classroom for FREE

Detroit Free Press 100% sponsored Yakademic Team literacy program

Order the Tuesday edition of the Detroit Free Press with Yak's Corner for up to 37 weeks during the 2007-2008 school year -- September 11, 2007 to June 10, 2008 -- at no cost to you or your school!

Get more details
Order online now

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

For Teachers - Airborne Teacher Trust Fund

Why the Airborne® Teacher Trust Fund?

Times are getting tough for many educational programs. The facts can be daunting:
In 2007, $3.5 billion will be cut from the Department of Education, a 4% decrease in funding from last year. Less than 2 cents on the dollar spent on education support the critical elementary and secondary education programs that help our schools.

Surveys show that teachers believe arts education programs are endangered because of the No Child Left Behind Act, which focuses primarily on math, science, foreign-language programs and standard tests. Research shows that the 3 to 6 p.m. is the peak period for juvenile crime and drug & alcohol experimentation, a time slot that could be filled with extracurricular school programs if they existed. As district budgets become tighter, schools are faced with the difficult decision of having to cut important programs, particularly art and music.

In response, Airborne, Inc., has developed the Airborne Teacher Trust Fund program to help school communities across the nation revive these ever-important learning programs.

FREE Home Depot Kids' Workshop every first Saturday of the month

Home Depot Kids' Workshop

Children ages five to Twelve and their accompanying parent or adult learn about tool safety while building fun and educational projects from pre-fab kits. Each child also receives a kid-sized Home Depot orange apron and project pin. Visit the website to find a location near you.

Monday, October 22, 2007

For Teachers of Low Income Students - The Storehouse

The Storehouse provides essentials for neighbors in need

This community store helps meet basic needs of children by offering school supplies for teachers in low-income schools, from pencils and paper to books and backpacks.
During the 2004-2005 school year, more than 12,900 teachers visited sites for the Storehouse across the United States and placed valuable school supplies into the hands of more than 577,700 school children.
The Storehouse is part of the World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice

In Detroit, contact Dan Rorrer, Manager of The Storehouse


Sunday, October 21, 2007

Free GM Renaissance Center Tours

Free Tour Schedule :
Monday through Saturday 10 am, Noon, 2pm and 4pm

The free one-hour tour takes visitors through the landmark GM Renaissance Center and outlines the rich history that General Motors shares with the city of Detroit.
Tours depart from the Customer Service Desk located in the GM Wintergarden. No advance registration is required.

Private tours are suggested for groups of 10 or more. To make group tour arrangements, contact Kim Rusinow at 313.568.5624. Appropriate for school groups and reunions.

Ren Cen Tour Highlights:
>GM Wintergarden - a tropical atrium overlooking the Detroit River
>GM Lobby and Pavilion - the glass-and-steel Jefferson Plaza entrance
>GM World - an eclectic display of vintage, new model and concept vehicles
>GM Collection - a unique collection of GM souvenirs and historical books
>Circulation Ring - 288 pieces of suspended etched glass panels connecting the building's four towers
>"Borealis" Glass Sculpture - the tallest vertical glass sculpture in the world
>Ren Cen Shops - a showcase of boutique shopping unique to Detroit
>Restaurants - the expansive food court and the world-class, white-linen restaurants of Andiamo Riverfront, Seldom Blues and Coach Insignia
>Riverfront Plaza and Promenade - features a world map carved in granite
>Detroit Riverfront Conservancy - an overview of the "Bridge to Bridge" vision and Riverwalk

The one-hour tour concludes with a glass elevator ride to the 72nd floor of the Detroit Marriott Hotel for a breathtaking view of the Detroit and Windsor skylines. - Bring Your Cameras!

For more information:

For Teachers- DNIE will offer teachers free E-editions of the Detroit News and Free Press

Coming Soon!

This fall, DNIE (Detroit News in Education) will offer teachers E-editions -- exact electronic replicas of The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press that readers access through their computers -- in addition to the current print editions!
E-edition users can:
View all text, photos, and advertisements exactly as they are printed in the daily paper
Flip through pages and skim headlines - same as with a traditional newspaper
Change screen layout and move easily through pages and sections
Use keywords to research any topic, person or event instantly
Save, print and send articles with a click of a button

For more information,

Liberty and Justice for All, including the economically-disadvantaged

"With Liberty and Justice for All"
The Henry Ford has an exciting exhibit entitled With Liberty and Justice for All. This exhibit explores the evolution of American freedom through four key eras—American Revolution, Civil War, Suffragette, and Civil Rights. This exhibit is significant due to its educational opportunities and marks a major change for The Henry Ford, as it explores a social innovation rather than a technological innovation. It is also the permanent context for the Rosa Parks bus.

Through the generous support of the Knight Foundation, The Henry Ford is able to offer free admission to Detroit families that are economically-disadvantaged and/or otherwise would not be able to visit the museum and see this exhibit. The Henry Ford is partnering with Mayor’s Time to provide you this opportunity. If you know of an econonmically-disadvantaged person or family interested in free tickets, please contact Jannice King at Note: This is not to be used for school field trips.

To learn more about the exhibit, visit:

Saturday, October 20, 2007

The Detroit Public Library is participating in the Museum Adventure Pass (MAP) program!

Beginning October 25, free passes to 25 metro area museums will be available for check-out at Main Library and every branch library in Detroit. DPL customers in good standing will be able to check-out a free admission pass, good for 7 days, and admitting either 2 or 4 people depending on the museum.

Participating museums include :
>Detroit Institute of Arts,
>Detroit Historical Museum,
>Ford Rouge Factory Tour,
>Henry Ford Estate,
>Cranbrook Museums for Science and for Art,
>University of Michigan Exhibit Museum of Natural History,
>Howell Nature Center,
and many more.

MAP is a partnership between public libraries and museums in Wayne, Oakland, Washtenaw, Livingston, St. Clair and Macomb counties.The program is sponsored by Macy's, the Library of Michigan Foundation, and the Cultural Alliance of Southeastern Michigan. Macy's underwrites expenses for producing promotional materials used by and in DPL libraries as well as print and media advertising for the program.

MAP begins October 25, and continues through October, 2008. If successful, it will be considered for a second year.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Guaranteed Jobs Free Training Program for Detroiters

Mayor Kilpatrick on Thursday promoted two new Detroit Workforce Development Centers that provide free training directly linked to guaranteed jobs.
The Health Care Career Center, in downtown Detroit, has partnered with the Oakland University School of Nursing for 10-week training courses that will enable graduates to become certified nursing assistants at the Detroit Medical Center.
The city hopes to get 300 people through the program by year-end.
On the east side, the Hospitality/Retail Career Center, working with Wayne County Community College and Goodwill Industries, will train people to work at CVS pharmacies. The city hopes 500 people will move through that program by year's end.

For more information Detroiters interested in one of the new training programs should contact the Detroit Workforce Development Department at (313) 962-9675 or visit the Web site