Lynchburg looking to fill more than 1400 jobs

Published: Sep. 26, 2022 at 6:59 PM EDT
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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - Virginia Career Works held a career job fair Monday for job seekers in the area looking for new career paths. More than 1400 jobs are available within 25 radius miles of Lynchburg, ranging from food service and banking, to Lynchburg City Schools jobs.

Stanley Megginson, an attendee, says he’s been unemployed for more than two months and is seeking job opportunities that will allow him to spend more time with his family

Megginson states, “I have a first-born, so I got to take care of him... have something stable.”

According to the Virginia Employment Commission, data show a 2.6 percent decrease in unemployment from 2021 to 2022 with unemployed Virginians falling under the 2,000 mark. Numbers indicate employment rates are starting to bolster up, in the right direction.

“The sky’s the limit, it just depends on how hard you want to work. We have lots of positions available, it is not just about fast-food work,” Says Heather Shockley, Regional Staffing Leader at Charter Foods.

The Virginia Employment Commission will host a virtual hiring event October 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.