International company to create 250 jobs in Henrico
UPDATED: 12:15 P.M. – An international company this morning announced that it would open a new customer care center in Henrico County and hire more than 250 employees in the next four months.
Aditya Birla Minacs employs more than 20,000 people in 35 customer care and technical support centers internationally. The company needed space quickly to begin working on a contract with a Fortune 100 company, according to a statement from Greater Richmond Partnership CEO Greg Wingfield.
"We believe that it’s a great fit for all parties," WIngfield said.
The GRP, Henrico County Economic Development Authority and Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked to identify potential locations for the company. The Virginia Department of Business Assistance will assist with recruitment and training services.
Minacs has posted its available opportunities on its website: http://minacs.adityabirla.com/Career/OpportunitiesinNA/Search.aspx
The 10th Annual Filipino Festival will be held Aug. 7-8 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 8200 Woodman Rd., beginning with opening ceremonies at 5 p.m. Friday and continuing with live entertainment, food and exhibits until 10 p.m. On Saturday the festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. with a full schedule of performances featuring traditional Filipino dance, music and song.
Filipino cuisine, including BBQ, pansit, lumpia, adobo, halo-halo, lechon, empanada and leche flan, will be available for purchase. The festival will also feature a children's area, church tours, exhibits, and health screenings. > Read more.
The Children’s Museum of Richmond last week opened its new Short Pump location at Short Pump Town Center, to the delight of children who attended a sneak preview of the location July 10. The new facility, located under the forthcoming LL Bean store (formerly the food court) is 8,500 square feet in size – much larger than CMoR’s former Short Pump location at West Broad Village, which opened in 2010. The new space includes The CarMax Foundation Service Station, the Silver Diner, a grocery store, a performance stage and an art studio, as well as a giant Light Bright Wall. > Read more.
Spinoff is predictably silly, devoid of plot
In Minions, those jibberjabbering little corncob things from Despicable Me have finally earned their own feature film. Specifically, three of them: Kevin (tall), Stuart (plays the ukulele) and Bob (loves his teddy bear), all voiced by co-director Pierre Coffin.
After tracing the evolution of Minionkind – we don’t know what they are, but we know they’re hardwired to serve the baddest villain around – our three Minion heroes set off upon a quest to save their species and find the newest, nastiest villain overlord. > Read more.
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