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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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Welcoming Temp Staff: Tips for Employees & Employers

When staffing to meet production goals, workload fluctuations can lead to the need for temporary employees to join a team that already has fulltime employees onsite.  When this happens, AdvantaStaff’s ability to help ensure that contingent staff will be able to adapt quickly and feel comfortable in the workplace when working with fulltime employees is not only critical to our clients, but to the wellbeing and success of the new hires. Properly welcoming new contingent workers to a fulltime work environment is important for business goal-oriented reasons, like maintaining a positive organizational culture and high morale through assimilation, having employees

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Go Local: Think Green: Earth Day!

This month, we are featuring Hopewell Recreation & Parks’ “Think Green: Earth Day!” event as our Go Local highlight. This FREE event for all ages invites you to celebrate Earth Day, April 22, with a day full of crafts and activities, outdoor games, and environmental education. Taking place at Crystal Lake Park in Hopewell, VA from 5:30pm – 7:00pm, learn about recycling and wild animals – or go on a scavenger hunt – while spending time outdoors with your entire family. Registration is required for the event, so make sure to visit their event site to sign up.

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Go Local: Swaders Sports Park

Thinking about getting back outside and taking advantage of the warmer weather? This month, we are excited to showcase Swaders Sports Park as our Go Local organization. From mini golf to go-karting, you’ll find a variety of activities the whole family can enjoy. Learn more about this family-friendly outdoor sports park located in Prince George County at swaders.com.

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Appreciating Employees

As March 4th is Employee Appreciation Day, we want to express our gratitude to all of our dedicated employees. We recognize their continuous hard work and dedication to their job on not only this day, but every day of the year. Want to become part of our workforce? Check out advantastaff.com/find-jobs for the latest openings.

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Hiring Locally when you’re Not Local

Client Texas-based renewable energy company with more than 30 years servicing companies across the southern U.S. Location Chester, Virginia “With AdvantaStaff’s history of success hiring in the Central Virginia region, we were able to get our facility up and running in a quick timeframe despite not being familiar with the local area.” The Challenge The company’s newest location was also the one furthest from their headquarters in Texas. The new site manager wasn’t local to the area, and he was on a temporary, six-month assignment, brought in from another location to get the new facility running quickly. In addition to

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Go Local: The Flower Mart

This month, we are highlighting The Flower Mart as our Go Local organization. A family-owned and operated shop servicing the Petersburg area since 1951, The Flower Mart, Inc., prides themselves on always offering the freshest flowers at the best prices for their customers. Whatever the occasion, The Flower Mart is happy to help you express your feelings with flowers. Want to surprise someone special? Visit them in person at 312 E Washington St in Petersburg, or check out their website to view their bouquet offerings. Photos from: The Flower Mart, Inc., 2022, https://www.theflowermartpetersburgva.com/valentines-day/cat1080008

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4 Manufacturing Staffing Trends for 2022

Over the past two years, the manufacturing industry has been hit with challenges, from supply chain unpredictability to labor shortages. While these challenges have created turbulence in production lines and warehouse facilities worldwide, they have also led to new insights that can help manufacturers become more agile in their operations. Staffing agencies, whose role is to alleviate labor concerns from their clients, can play a huge part in helping companies achieve this agility and rebound from past economic disruption in 2022. By overcoming labor shortage obstacles from the last two years, we have learned the importance of flexibility when it

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