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Picnics. Parades. Barbecues. It’s time for some fun! But if you’re still using the same old recipes, your celebrations can wind up feeling a little stale. Today, our staffing service in Reading PA has rounded up a few fresh recipes to breathe new life into your Memorial Day celebration. Enjoy! Recipes for Memorial Day Celebrations… Read more

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Ready for your ICE audit? Just thinking about an audit from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) can be enough to make you break out in a cold sweat. IF you’re not prepared, that is. Properly preparing for an ICE audit means keeping your I-9 forms in compliance, 100% of the time. But mistakes do occasionally… Read more

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Need help in your office, warehouse or production facility? Here are a few of Berks & Beyond’s top candidates. These individuals are experienced, motivated and ready to work for you: SENIOR MACHINE OPERATOR in Reading, PA Candidate Initials: R. Z. Skills and Experience: This top candidate has over 12 years of machine operating experience, working… Read more

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Have one of these in your organization? The “chatty Cathy”: she loves telling you about her hobbies and home life (maybe a little TOO much). The chronic interrupter: he always has something REALLY important to say (much more important than the point you were trying to make). The rude guy: he’s, well, just RUDE and… Read more

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Celsea Weaver Named Branch Manager of Hanover Staffing Agency Wyomissing, PA – Berks and Beyond Employment Services, Inc. is pleased to name Celsea Weaver as Branch Manager of their Hanover office. In her new role, Weaver will manage sales, customer service and day-to-day activities for the Hanover staffing agency. Additionally, she will ensure that Berks… Read more

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Is finding the right job a “numbers game?” We don’t think so! Many job seekers believe that the more applications they send out, the greater their chances of landing an interview. While that may be true, you have to wonder: with so little effort going into selecting opportunities, what are the chances of landing an… Read more

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“Just a temp?” As recently as a decade ago, being a “temp” often carried a negative stigma with it. If you worked as a temporary employee, you were sometimes viewed as a second-rate worker by direct employees and even assignment supervisors. How times have changed! Today’s temporary employee is “large and in charge,” and the… Read more

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What happens when you keep squeezing an orange? At first, you get lots of amazing juice. But eventually, the stream slows to a trickle, and then to a drip… Central and southern Pennsylvania’s talent supply is a lot like an orange, when you think about it: Competition for the best people is heating up. A… Read more

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Spring is in full swing in Central PA! Check out these fun things to do in Reading, PA – indoors and out – courtesy of Berks & Beyond: _________________________________________________ Guided Tours of Greater Reading Greater Reading Food & Cultural Tours Phone: 484.525.0545 Date: Tours run daily Cost: $55 Whether you’re a lifetime local or new… Read more

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Here’s an eye-opening fact: The U.S. is one of just two nations on the planet that doesn’t have some form of legally protected, partially paid time off for working women who have just had a baby. One of two! That may be about to change. As our economy continues to recover, President Obama has been… Read more