Many jobs available as companies needs grow during coronavirus pandemic
ROANOKE, Va. – The nationwide unemployment rate finally saw a decline this October but numbers released in mid-November showed jobless claims back up as coronavirus stimulus talks remain stalled. In September, the unemployment rate in Virginia rose to 6.2 percent but by mid-November, it had slowly taken a downward turn. And with a mini-fair like this, Roanoke wants to help reduce those numbers even more. “Help them with their job search so they can get back on their feet,” said Williamson Road branch library manager Toni Vinciguerra. Other booth representatives said the hardest part of their job is to just get people to feel confident to apply.