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CONNECT HR Associates Newsletter

Spring 2013

Hiring, The “Spring Swoon” Spring has finally arrived and so has what economists call the “Spring Swoon”. According to the New York Times, our annual “Spring Swoon” is when employers taper off hiring new employees. The National spring hiring slumber doesn’t seem to have taken hold of a very “Conscience” Upper Miami Valley. Regionally, Ohio’s Job and Family Services has pegged a 16,000 jobs increase to our State in March. Many of our clients have been adding new positions which is keeping HR Associates’ Recruiters very busy. The unemployment rate in the Upper Miami Valley has held steady at 7% throughout the first quarter of 2013. Our reluctant local economy is growing because we all have made great strides toward getting our communities back to work. Reviving our workforce up to 7% unemployed most definitely feels different than the 11%-13% rate of 2009.

"I would recommend HR Associates for anyone looking for a staffing company that is committed to customer service and placing the right individual for a company's needs." Dale Walters

HR Video Ad: 7,500 YouTube Views HR Associates’ YouTube Video Ad has reached an amazing 7,500 views. The ad promotes the company’s website, and the ease of searching jobs and applying online. HR Associates has tapped many different media and social avenues to fulfill our client expectations. Visit to view.

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In This Issue Hiring, The Spring Swoon

HR Video Ad Wright-Patt Job Fair No Bakes CHS Drama Club Word Find Ad Around The Water Cooler From The President’s Desk

HR’s Own : MJ

No Bakes Recipe

Yield: 12 Macaroon No Bakes Ingredients:         The Qualifier …

1 banana, finely mashed 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted 1/4 cup pure maple syrup 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract 6 tbls Cocoa powder, sifted 1.5 cups unsweetened shredded coconut 1 tbls Chia seeds (optional) Pinch of fine grain sea salt

Spring Job Fair


Wright-Patt Job Fair


April 10, 2013...Wright-Patt’s Airman and Family Readiness Center sponsored the 2013 Spring Job Fair at the Ervin J. Nutter Center in Fairborn. Nearly 100 employers and 8 service agencies and organizations set up booths for the event. Unlike the November Job Fair which is only open to military personnel, this Job Fair was open to the Public to show support for the local community.


More than 1000 Job Seekers passed through the Job Fair in the 5 hour event with 450 Seekers in the 1st hour according to Event Coordinator, Alvin Dennis.

New Candidate Success

In a Med. Bowl, mix banana, melted coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla together. Sift in Cocoa Powder and stir until combined. Now stir in the coconut, optional chia seeds, and fine grain sea salt to taste On parchment covered baking sheet, spoon or scoop rounds onto the sheet. Place in freezer for 20 minutes until macaroons are firm. They will soften at room temperature. Enjoy!

HR Associates’ Booth at the Job Fair revealed a diverse candidate pool in Ohio’s Miami Valley. HR’s Manager, Heather Haines qualified 65 candidates interested in openings in the Upper Miami Valley. Skills varied from a Chemical Engineer, to a Biologist/Linguist, to a MBA, and even an Aircraft /Helicopter Mechanic. HR Associates’ Recruiters have dived into the stack of resumes we received and have begun our interview process. A few of the candidates have already been tapped for new careers with HR’s clients. The Spring Job Fair was open to the general public as well as active duty of all military branches, prior service veterans and their families. The Guard, Reserves and Department of Defense civilian workers were also invited.

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No Bake Chocolate Macaroons

Covington High Drama Club Performs Covington High School’s Drama Club performed the Play, “Jolly Roger and the Pirate Queen” by Craig Sodaro in March. The cast let out a few pirate “Arrgghs” in a matinee for the Jr. High and 2 evening shows for the community. The Play has been performed by more than 50 schools in the U.S.. HR Associates gave our support for the Arts with the “Word Find” puzzle ad on this page.

Good luck!

HR Associates’ Word Find

Around The Water Cooler Michelle’s (MJ) wedding isn’t until November but other than booking Honeymoon plans she says “Everything is booked and done, including my dress.” We all love a good shindig and can hardly wait to see her and TJ walk down the aisle. Heather Haines (H) has been attending Total Fitness in Piqua 5 days a week. She looks great and comments on how she can lift more than her husband, Brian. It takes a good bit of motivation to stick with workouts when you have obligations at home. Good Job!

From The President’s Desk Heather enjoys a challenge and has been very busy filling skilled positions for our clients. She even had 2 Associates interview for a Shipping & Receiving position and HR’s Client created a new position for one and hired both of our guys. Heather stated HR Associates has added 2 new companies in April. She looks forward to showing her new clients what “Great customer service and communication” is all about.

San Francisco Business Trip Heather is excited to spend a few days in San Francisco in May visiting a Vendor Business Partner’s new facility and discussing the positive changes both companies have introduced. Heather believes this meeting will solidify our 6 year business relationship for future collaboration. Taking in the city lights and visiting Pier 39’s seals should be fun too.

Graduation As Heather puts it, “The count down is on” for the Graduation of her oldest son from High School. She has been busy with Graduation Invitations and planning a party for the Graduate. Relatives from as far as Denver will be attending the festivities. Heather made the comment, “ I have the move in date for Wright State on my calendar.” One last word, “Teenagers”.

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Spring Connect 2013  
Spring Connect 2013  

HR Associates engages Ohio's Upper Miami Valley with Staffing Industry news & current events.