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Letter of Recommendation

Position of Trust, Special Duty, and/or Employment Position

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To Whom It May Concern

[First Last Name] has been on assignment by Kelly Services to work under my supervision at General Motors’ Florida Environmental Test Activity since April 1987. He will be released August 1987 due to the closing of the test site.

[First Name]’s work is outstanding. His ability and intelligence is evident in the way he quickly adapted to our unique procedures. His responsibilities include receiving and preparing automotive interior trim for outdoor exposure, evaluating the durability of the test samples to weathering, and shipping the results back. The work he performs is always well-organized and on time. He is noted for his cheerful disposition and willingness to help in emergency situations.

I am pleased to recommend [First Name] for any position available. Please do not hesitate to callme if further information is desired.

[First M. Last]
Senior Manufacturing Engineer
Phone: (###) ###-####


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Letter Added: 24 April 2006

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Revised: 04/24/06.