Reliance One Celebrates its 16th Anniversary

Auburn Hills, MI., Dec. 9, 2014

PRNewswire – Reliance One, Inc., a Michigan based staffing and recruiting firm, is proudly celebrating 16 years of business. With a heightened focus on serving clients and employees to make good things happen for everyone, Reliance One is positioned for substantial growth.

Over the past 16 years, Reliance One has been developing and supporting complete staffing solutions that meet the highly demanding and complex requirements of its clients. Reliance One has established itself as a true partner for solving staffing challenges and assisting with workforce flexibility. The company attests the success of the business to retention of key personnel and having a solid growth plan.

Reliance One has progressed tremendously originating with two employees in 1998, current Co-Founders Jim Beath and Jim Paquette, who were working out of a home in Flint, Michigan. Fast forward 16 years to a company with an executive board, over 70 internal employees and more than 1400 contactors onsite with clients. “Our employees continue to excel as they are promoted and challenged in new positions,” said Jim Beath, Co-Founder of Reliance One. “It gives me a great sense of pride to watch the professional growth of our employees and the level of success they are achieving.”

2015 will continue to expand the markets for Reliance One. The company plans to launch another office and seek new business avenues. The current offices in Auburn Hills, MI and Bingham Farms, MI are bursting at the seams with highly competitive and extremely motivated individuals committed to the future. Reliance One has a lot to be proud of; we’re here to make good things happen for someone else, we do that…and it all works.

About Reliance One:
Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with a focus on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct).

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I’m a successful entrepreneur but might get deported

I’m a successful entrepreneur but might get deported

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — It happens every time Celso Mireles, a tech consultant who runs a successful business in Phoenix, hops into his pickup truck and drives past a police car. His stomach turns. His chest tightens.

He could be deported any minute.
Mexican-born Mireles, 25, is among nearly 2 million immigrants in the United States illegally who were brought here as children by their parents.
Without a path to residency or citizenship, these immigrants are prevented from getting regular jobs without lying or obtaining fake papers. Many are forced to become entrepreneurs. But increasingly hostile state laws have relegated these small businesses to the shadows, making it harder for them to prosper. On the rise: Immigrant entrepreneurs
Although most remain quiet about their legal status, a few entrepreneurs have decided to speak to CNNMoney about the dilemma. They hope to change the tone of the immigration debate, one they see as bitter and xenophobic.
Mireles is one of them. He was three years old when his parents left grueling jobs at Mexican factories known as maquiladoras. To escape the low-paying work, they traveled north by plane and overstayed their visas.
In 2009, Mireles earned a business management degree from Arizona State University, but no company would hire him because of his status. That summer, as he worked on a scorching hot alfalfa field in Colorado, he grew resentful.
“If they won’t take my business here, then I’ll take my education to another country, make millions, and rub it in America’s face,” Mireles thought.
But he overcame that, replacing his anger with a desire to stay and join the business community in Phoenix.”It’s where I had my first kiss, where I learned to drive, where I graduated high school,” Mireles said. “Sometimes I catch myself about to say ‘born and raised’ in Phoenix, then I realize I wasn’t born here.”
Because of his status, Mireles can’t get a credit card or apply for a bank loan to expand his company, Computer Dude Services. He relies solely on incoming cash, which was $9,000 last year and which he expects to reach $40,000 this year.
Undocumented immigrants like Mireles who were brought here as children are often called “Dream Act kids” — or “Dreamers” — after the Dream Act, a long-standing proposal in Congress.
The bill would provide these undocumented immigrants permanent residency if they show good moral character and either attended college or enlisted in the military. It was last voted down in 2010, and few think another attempt will be made this election year.Still, Dream Act kids like Mireles and Carla Chavarria keep up the hope.
Chavarria, a 19-year-old graphic designer and budding entrepreneur in Phoenix, treks to and from client meetings by bus because she fears getting caught driving without a license.
She is also in an awkward position when her clients ask about her education. She had to drop out of Scottsdale Community College when tuition exploded after Arizona refused undocumented immigrants in-state tuition rates. She now attends nighttime trade school classes at a local high school.
Her mother, who left a Mexican factory 12 years ago and now cleans homes, laments the obstacles her daughter faces. She asked that her name not be used.
“Few of the young people born here take advantage of their opportunities here,” she said. “And my daughter, with the little she’s been able to study, has done so much with so little. If she had all the tools they give citizens, she’d be more than what she is now.”
Moms making millions
Wil Prada is another Dream Act entrepreneur.
Prada’s father left Peru in 1991 to escape the violent, leftist Shining Path guerrillas. His mother followed in 1994 when he was seven years old on a three-week trek through Central America. Prada remembers being torn from his mother’s arms by a hefty stranger who carried him across a river along the U.S.-Mexico border.
His father was deported in 2007. That forced Prada, then a political science student at the University of California in Los Angeles, to run his father’s landscaping business himself.
Prada started to feel trapped. It dawned on him that he had few other work options. He said he became depressed, and the company slumped on his watch.
“Your whole life you’re told you have to get an education and you’ll be successful if you do,” Prada said. “I finished and I couldn’t use my degree.”
But he picked himself up and taught himself how to give client estimates, repair sprinklers and better lead his sole employee, a documented Mexican immigrant.
Prada, now 25, maintains lawns for 40 homes and earns himself $25,000 a year.
“I realized that we have to change this social notion that we’re bad for the country and we’re leeches,” Prada said. “We’re human. We have families. We contribute.”

Originally posted by CNNMoney