Associated Staffing

1023 W. 2nd

Hastings, NE 68901

Our Hastings branch is located on 2nd street in the Clock Tower Plaza, right next to the Ace Rent to Own, but before you pass Allen’s grocery store.


“The staff of Associated Staffing Hastings office made me feel right at home as if I was a lifelong friend. I would say that Stacey’s performance was superlative in every way.” - John W.


Looking for reliable employees to help work harvest at our Juniata location!

Hours: 7 am-7 pm Monday-Saturday & 1 pm-7 pm on Sunday
Pay: Starting at $14.38/hour; $21.57 for OVERTIME!!!

$60 referral for anyone that refers a friend or family member for the job and they complete the 8 week contract!



Ryan Dennhardt

Senior Operations Manager               Email Ryan >

Ryan joined the Associated Staffing family in August 2017. He has many years of experience in training and development leadership roles as well as a business owner. Ryan is a graduate of Grand Island Northwest High School and studied at Wayne State College where he played football and eventually transitioned to playing professional indoor football for the Iowa Blackhawks. Ryan lives in Kearney with his wife and two daughters, and enjoys CrossFit and camping.


Rob Riedy

Business Development Manager               Email Rob >

Rob joined Associated Staffing in May 2014. He is a graduate of Dana College where he majored in economics, marketing and business administration. Prior to joining Associated Staffing, Rob was self-employed for more than 10 years. He owns Riedy Enterprises Inc., a commercial and residential rental property business. Rob lives in Grand Island with his wife, Kristin, and three kids.

Rob covers the Grand Island, Hastings and Kearney areas.


Wendy Heath

Senior Recruiter                                                    Email Wendy > 

Wendy joined Associated Staffing in 1998 and was promoted to Senior Recruiter in 2017. Prior to Associated Staffing, she worked in customer service for a Hastings company. Wendy grew up around the Hastings area where she lives with her husband and three children and actively volunteers for school activities. 

“Once I lost a job, I immediately contacted Wendy for help … She kept calling me and updating me on everything. I slowly started to feel comfortable. She got me a job and I saw the effort she was putting in me … I am beyond grateful to have met Wendy. I cannot express how much she has helped me in every way she can.” –Abigail B.


Joal Sochor

Professional Division Manager                               Email Joal >

Joal joined Associated Staffing in May 2017. A graduate of Hastings College, Joal has extensive recruitment and leadership experience. Prior to joining Associated Staffing he was a Regional Account Manager for Aureus Medical Group as well as a Director at Lifegate Church. Joal is extremely passionate about people and helping change lives for the better. Joal is highly involved in his local church and loves spending time with his wife and three children.

“I would definitely recommend Joal because he was fantastic to work with: energetic and knowledgeable. Joal was quick to respond and wanted the best fit for both me and the company.” – David A., Professional Division, Hastings


Erin Blauhorn

Professional Division Recruiter                               Email Erin >

Erin joined Associated Staffing in July 2018. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resource Management. Erin has been working in the Human Resources field since 2004 and loves to see people thrive in their careers. Her activities and hobbies include church and school activities, riding horses, being outdoors, running, and spending time with family and friends.   


Stacey Van Pelt

Senior Recruiter                               Email Stacey >

Stacey Van Pelt joined Associated Staffing in October 2017. A graduate of Peru State College, Stacey has more than 15 years of experience in customer service, leadership, and learning and development. She also has experience in travel and tourism, insurance, banking, credit card sales and mortgage lending. Stacey is an avid reader and loves to help others. She lives in Hastings with her husband, Joshua.