Your Mission for this weekend,

should you choose to accept it:

The Riparian Woman’s Club is asking all residents and businesses in the City of Emporia and Greensville County to place a sign or picture of one of these three symbols on your door or window. The symbols are a Rainbow, Butterfly, or a Candle. These symbols all represent "hope."

We are asking the public to do this in support of our frontline workers and those families who have been affected by the coronavirus. We also wish to do this in support of each other.

So many people are suffering in so many different ways during this time of uncertainty and isolation. Hopefully, seeing these symbols will bring a smile to someone’s face. If so, then we have served our purpose well.

Email photos of your Symbols of Hope so that they may be shared with out of town readers who may need a pick-me-up from home...send them to

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Machine Operator:  Will be responsible for performing various tasks to set up, operate, monitor, troubleshoot and perform preventive maintenance on assigned machines. Will also be responsible for inspecting parts to specifications and making adjustments, or tool changes as necessary to maintain quality specifications. Sets up and operates a production machine in accordance with established procedures and guidelines. Reads and interprets blueprints and diagrams to select, position and secure machinery. Adjusts machine settings to complete tasks accurately, according to specifications and in a timely fashion.  Job Order #1941969

Sales Associate:  Provide customers with a positive experience that exceeds their expectation and inspires them to shop again. Be familiar with and follow all company policies and procedures. Maintain a neat, clean and professional image at all times. Operate all machinery found in the store. Open and close cash registers, performing tasks such as counting money, separating change receipts, lotto receipts/payout, coupons, making deposits, balancing cash drawers, and completing shift reports. Keep inside of store clean. Keep coffee fresh, maintaining correct amount of product. Keep outside area clean. Make pizza, ice cream, donuts and coffee. Any other duties as assigned.  Job Order #1957630

General Clerk:  Will perform General Office duties as assigned. Will answer phones and take phone orders. Will be working with Word and Excel programs. Quick Books experience is a plus. Must have at least 1 year general office clerk experience. Temporary position to last through the summer.  Job Order #1956578

Inspector: Pack or package by hand a wide variety of products and materials. Excellent vision and meticulous handling skills. Must be able to read and interpret written documents when required. Ability to read and understand calipers, attribute gauges, article drawings, dial/digital gages, and spec sheets.  Job Order #1956604

Relationship Teller: Greeting customers and initiating dialogue to determine their banking needs. Routine accepting of deposits and payments, disbursing cash, and day-end settlement of same. Enhancing customer relationships by understanding all of the bank's products and services, initiating conversations to identify customers' needs and recommending products and services to match those needs. Directing customers to various departments of the bank when requests are not normally handled by tellers. Giving account balances to customers when requested. Answering telephones and directing calls to proper person, etc.  Job Order #1956341


The Virginia Employment Commission is An Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

La Comision de Empleo de Virginia es un empleador/programa con igualdad de portunidades.  Los auxiliaries y servicios estan disponibles a dedido para personas con discapacidades

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