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V3 Program Update

In honor of Veteran’s Day, November 11, we’re proud to announce that we’ve exceeded our goals for hires through the Virginia Hires Veterans (V3) Program this year! Our hires proudly served in the Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Navy. As we look toward 2023, we plan to set our goals even higher and continue to recruit and hire Virginia’s Veterans. To learn more about the V3 program, visit their website.

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Go Local: The Richmond Night Market

This month, we’re highlighting The Richmond Night Market as our go local business! Ready to start your holiday shopping? The Richmond Night Market is a monthly open-air night market in Shockoe Bottom, Richmond, that features local artists, makers, small businesses, and live music. Don’t miss your chance to visit – the next market is on November 12th, followed by the Holiday Villages in December. Check out their website for more details. Photo from: The Richmond Night Market via Facebook, 2022, https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=447738247400372&set=a.447738210733709

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Go Local: Central Park Deli

This month, we’re highlighting the Central Park Deli as our go local business! An AdvantaStaff lunchtime favorite, the Central Park Deli has been serving up everything from baby back ribs to fresh salads and sandwiches for over 25 years. Check out some of our go-to orders below and visit their website to see all their delicious offerings. https://www.vacentralparkdeli.com/ Pastrami and Swiss Sailor Sandwich Philly Cheesesteak Smoked Salmon Italian Sub And a special shout-out for the Homemade Pickles! Photo from: Central Park Deli, 2022, https://www.vacentralparkdeli.com/about/

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Manufacturing Careers: The Future is Bright

In Virginia and across the U.S., the manufacturing industry is growing. Thanks to technological innovations and increased demand for products developed stateside, experts are predicting a major influx of job openings—to the tune of millions of anticipated manufacturing job openings over the next decade. Manufacturing Day, celebrated on the first Friday in October, promotes opportunities for those interested in a manufacturing career. On October 7th, Employers and programs share information about webinars and educational events that help students, women, veterans, and workers launch or advance in a manufacturing career. Education, Training, and Professional Development As the industry evolves and demand

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Go Local: Richmond Folk Festival

This month, we’re highlighting the Richmond Folk Festival as our Go Local event! Back for its 18th anniversary, the FREE three-day Richmond Folk Festival takes place October 7-9, 2022, at downtown Richmond’s historic riverfront. Bring your family out to enjoy a diverse array of performances on five stages featuring more than 30 artists from around the world, as well as dance, traditional crafts, storytelling, and food. Check out their website for more details and stay tuned for a full performance schedule released on September 14th. Photo from: Richmond Folk Festival via Facebook, 18 May 2022, https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=523678502563064&set=pb.100047627550690.-2207520000..&type=3

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Go Local: YMCA of Greater Richmond Bright Beginnings Program

We’re excited to be collecting school supplies for the YMCA Bright Beginnings program again this year! You can help us make an impact by filling a backpack with school supplies or creating a hygiene kit to drop off at your local YMCA, or by making a donation. For a full list of needed items and volunteer opportunities, visit their website. https://www.ymcarichmond.org/give/bright-beginnings

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Job Recruitment at AdvantaStaff: A job for every skill set

When it comes to job recruitment at AdvantaStaff, we take the time to understand the needs, skills, and priorities of the people on both sides of the equation—job seekers, and those looking to hire them. Our thoughtful approach as a staffing agency makes for a balanced working relationship with higher satisfaction all around, and more staying power, with many arrangements even leading to long-term professional careers. We’re so much more than a temp service! As a staffing service with a stellar record of recruitment, the range of positions for which we hire means that we can find a good fit

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Go Local: Hatch Local Food Hall

Escape the summer heat and get a tasty bite to eat inside the Hatch Local Food Hall! Featuring 7 local vendors, a coffee and cocktail bar, and grab-and-go market, Hatch Local can satisfy your cravings – from tacos to Cambodian fried rice and fresh pressed juices. Located at 400/414 Hull Street in Richmond, visit the Hatch Local website for hours and full menus. Photo From: Hatch Local Manchester via Facebook, 2022, https://www.facebook.com/hatchlocalfoodhall/photos/393738946006376

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Go Local: Juneteenth Block Party Festival & Celebration

If you’re looking for a way to honor and support the significance of Juneteenth, there are two FREE events your whole family can attend. First, on June 18th from 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm at Dorey Park, join Henrico Recreation & Parks for a Juneteenth Celebration including a vendor fair, kids’ zone, food trucks, and fireworks (no registration required). Then, on June 19th from 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm at the Richmond Diversity Center, The Black Village of RVA is hosting their 2nd Annual Juneteenth Block Party Festival. The Block Party will feature live music, dance, food, and more than

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Go Local: Tri-City Chili Peppers

Take your whole family out to the ball game and support your local Tri-City Chili Peppers! Celebrate their opening weekend with games on May 26th and 28th at Shepherd Stadium in Colonial Heights, VA, featuring a “Red Out” home opener on the 26th and post-game fireworks on the 28th. For tickets and a full season schedule, visit their website. https://chilipeppersbaseball.com Photo from: Tri-City Chili Peppers via Facebook, 2022, https://www.facebook.com/GoChiliPeppers/photos/753359632693062

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