Numbers recently released from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics show an increase in jobs for the Roanoke Region.
Last year, Roanoke added 2,200 jobs. That is more than 1,000 jobs compared to 2011.
The increases are seen in mostly the fields of health care, transportation, and business services.
The recent increase in urgent care centers in the region may have contributed to those numbers. Staffing levels at Doctors Express in Roanoke have more than doubled, from 8 in 2011, to 20 this year. They say health care is almost recession-proof, because people will eventually get sick.
The masked ISIS militant who appears to be shown beheading American journalist Steve Sotloff spoke on video before killing him, saying, “just as your missiles continue to strike our people our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people."
The Islamic State militant group released a video Tuesday that it claimed shows the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.