Shop Local, Hire Local: The Importance of Hiring Within Your Community

“Shop local” and “support local business” are trendy phrases you see plastered all over media, and with the rise of small businesses, this is a wonderful message to spread!  Shopping local and utilizing local businesses for your needs (retail, services, etc.) not only gives you higher quality work in many circumstances, but also puts money back into your local economy, which is great for your own community.  However, another aspect of this community support is hiring local.  We want to encourage local business owners to hire residents of their own towns and cities first.  After all, these people live among the very customers and clients you are trying to reach, so what better way to grow your clientele than by having an “insider”?

Here in Lakeland, PHR Staffing Solutions is ready to help your business support our local economy by hiring local employees. How?

Local office locations.  We make it convenient for potential applicants to bring their resume to us personally with three locations here in Polk County.  Our main office is located in Lakeland, and we have two satellite offices in Winter Haven and Lake Wales.  By keeping our own business right here in our community, we are more likely to glean employees from here as well.

Local job fairs.  We love when the opportunity to participate in a job fair arises, especially if the fair or expo is right here in the greater Lakeland region.  These fairs are perfect for Polk residents to come by and meet us, give us their resume or fill out an application, and get more information about how we work.  We always enjoy face-to-face time with potential applicants at these events!

Local advertisement.  We push hard to keep our advertisement for openings local, by using tags and wording specifically for searches pertaining to Lakeland, Winter Haven, or surrounding communities.  Unless we take on an out-of-the-area business looking for employees (in which case, we advertise for that position individually) we typically keep our marketing strategy targeted at the Central Florida area and more specifically, Polk County.

If you are ready to grow your business by hiring local, PHR Staffing Solutions is ready to help.  We work with businesses throughout the greater Lakeland area and beyond by handling recruiting and staffing needs and helping manage temporary employees or temp-to-hire positions.  Give us a call and find out what we can do for you!