Biz Buzz: Labor Finders shifts location from Bunnell to Palm Coast 

Also in the Observer: Palm Coast's first IHOP now up-and-running; Palm Coast Taco Bell seeking interior renovations; FHF staff cleans the Flagler Beach.
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Jul. 5, 2018

Labor Finders, a temp-to-permanent service that helps people find jobs, is moving from Bunnell to a new location in Palm Coast, according to Branch Manager Blaine Draisey. Labor Finders currently has an office located at 703 S. State St. in Bunnell, which it moved out of on Friday, July 6. The company's new office is located at 4867 Palm Coast Parkway at the West Point Business Plaza.

The majority of Labor Finders' business is finding people jobs in construction. However, they also help people find work in waste management, light industrial, hospitality, manufacturing, property maintenance, office management and more.

To contact Labor Finders' Palm Coast office, call 386-437-0126. The office is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday.

"We help companies get new employees and people looking for work find jobs," Draisey said.

Palm Coast's first IHOP now up-and-running

IHOP is now the newest member of the Island Walk shopping center, with the restaurant, which is located at 212 Palm Coast Parkway NE, opening its doors on June 19. It is the first IHOP in Flagler County. Prior to the opening, the closest IHOPs to Palm Coast were in Daytona Beach and St. Augustine.

General Manager Ricky Armstrong, who has been with IHOP for the past 16 years, said customer traffic for the Palm Coast location has been among the highest in the North District.

The restaurant seats about 170 people and is open from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. Sunday to Thursday and 24 hours Friday and Saturday. 

Palm Coast Taco Bell seeking interior renovations

The Taco Bell located at 1020 Palm Coast Parkway NW was issued a commercial permit for interior renovations by the city of Palm Coast, totaling $197,500. Taco Bell is planning to redo the restaurant's lobby and kitchen, according to General Manager Brandon Daly. Construction is expected to start around September and should be completed by October.

FHF staff cleans Flagler Beach

Nearly 100 volunteers joined Florida Hospital Flagler for a beach clean-up along Flagler Beach on June 24, according to a news release. The group picked up seven large bags of trash from the beach.

“It was awesome to see many children involved this year’s beach cleanup, as the day is all about teaching our children that it’s our responsibility to care for the environment God gave us,” said Eddie Goncalves, FHF director of pastoral care, in a release. “The highlight for me this year was when six beachgoers saw what we were doing and asked if they could join our volunteers. I gave them gloves and trash bags and off they went.”

Nearly 100 volunteers joined Florida Hospital Flagler for a beach clean-up along Flagler Beach on June 24. Photo courtesy of Lindsay Cashio