ROANOKE (WSLS 10) - Carilion Clinic and Virginia Tech are teaming up to host a large job fair Thursday. The event was planned after it was recently announced that hundreds of jobs would be leaving the area.
USPS and Norfolk Southern are a few companies that recently announced local layoffs.
Carilion Clinic and Virginia Tech are two of the largest employers in the Roanoke Valley. There are currently more than 500 openings between the two.
Job seekers can get more details about those on Thursday afternoon. There are currently positions for all skill and education levels.
There will also be break out sessions at the fair for attendees including tips for resumes, interviews, and using social media in your job search.
The event runs from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. It will take place at the Cambria Hotel and Suites located at 301 Reserve Ave. SW, in Roanoke.