Make us your home page
Instagram
Everybody's Business

Virtual Staffing Source opens; Aldi will in spring

BRANDON — Diane Day worked in employee relations for 20 years.

When she got an offer to transfer with her employer, she turned it down to stay in the area.

"I had always done freelance work and was passionate about it," Day said. "It was time for me to take my passion on full time."

So she opened Virtual Staffing Source in September to assist small to medium-sized businesses with services ranging from document preparation to corporate event planning.

"We're the extended arm of a business," Day said. "Not only do we come with experience in doing work, but we also know how to consult with business owners in how to expand their business and things they may need in the future."

Many think of staffing services as temp agencies, but Day said her company is not a job placement firm.

"Our office is mobile," she said. "I have a staff of three people, and we're working from our homes and sometimes on site to handle the customer's needs."

Day said she bills by the job rather than by the hour, as is the practice of many temp agencies.

"The prices are more affordable than a temp agency," Day said. "When dealing with a temp agency, there are fees and agents that have to be paid on top of the person working on site. That's how we're different."

The move to open Virtual Staffing Source was a serious leap of faith for Day.

"I had to make a choice to use my talents and gifts to do things I'm passionate about," she said. "You have to be passionate about what you do and always enjoy it."

To learn more about Virtual Staffing Source, visit online at virtualstaffingsource.com or call (813) 741-9396.

Another Aldi grocery coming to Brandon

A second Aldi supermarket will open in Brandon this spring.

The discount grocer, known for its bare-bones approach to retailing, will soon hang its shingle at Lumsden and Providence roads. The grocery store will occupy the building that was once home to Winn-Dixie, according to the MWW group, the company's public relations firm.

Aldi has two stores in eastern Hillsborough, one in Plant City and another on Brandon Boulevard, where the store replaced an Albertsons.

The discount supermarket chain keeps costs low by offering a streamlined product selection and trimming frills such as shopping bags and grocery carts. To use a grocery cart at Aldi, customers pay 25 cents. The store refunds the money when customers return the carts to the station.

The new Aldi will be at 1945 W Lumsden Road, Brandon. For more information about Aldi, visit the Web site aldi.com or call (630) 879-8100.

If you know something that should be Everybody's Business, contact Althea Savage at hillsnews@sptimes.com.

Virtual Staffing Source opens; Aldi will in spring 01/28/10 [Last modified: Thursday, January 28, 2010 3:30am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Richard Corcoran takes aim at public financing of campaigns

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O'Lakes, may not be running for governor — not yet anyway — but his latest idea will get the attention of those who are.

    House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R- Land O' Lakes, is proposing an end to public financing of campaigns. [SCOTT KEELER | Tampa Bay Times]
  2. Related Group breaks ground on complex at old Tampa Tribune site

    Real Estate

    TAMPA — When Miami developer Jorge Perez first eyed a 4.2-acre tract on the west bank of the Hillsborough River two years ago, people asked him if he wouldn't prefer to build on the opposite side closer to the downtown core.

    No way.

    From left, Related Group executive associate Arturo Penaa, Jorge Perez, center, founder and CEO of the Related Group, Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Steve Patterson, the President of Related Development dig their shovels  during the groundbreaking ceremony of the 400 unit Riverwalk Manor apartment complex on site of the old Tampa Tribune building on Wednesday. [OCTAVIO JONES | Times]
  3. Eat 3-course meals for $35 at these 100 restaurants for Orlando's Magical Dining Month

    Food & Dining

    In the early 1900s, hotels offered "table d'hote" or "prix fixe" menus as a form of loss leader. Hotels didn't necessarily make money on these lower-priced, multi-course meals, often served at communal tables, but they made up for it on the booze. Prohibition may have contributed to a gradual shift toward a la carte …

    Bulla Gastrobar serves a variety of Spanish and Portuguese dishes.
  4. Plant City farmer hopes robot pickers can save strawberry industry from shrinking labor force

    Agriculture

    PLANT CITY — If current trends continue, the region's status as a major strawberry producer will depend in large part on what happens in Mexico.

    Strawberry pickers work during the daytime, when fruit is more likely to bruise. Machine pickers can work at night. The owner of Wish Farms in Plant City is developing automated pickers and hopes to see them at work on a widespread basis in five years. [Times file]
  5. Lightning GM Steve Yzerman sells house for $3 million to new player

    Real Estate

    TAMPA — Tampa Bay Lightning General Manager Steve Yzerman's multi-million Davis Islands home is staying in the Lightning family. Yzerman sold his 6,265-square-foot house Monday to new defenseman Dan Girardi for $3 million.

    The Davis Islands home of Tampa Bay Lightning General Manager Steve Yzerman sold for $3 million Monday to Lightning defenseman Dan Girardi. | [Courtesy of Hi Res Media]