Real estate talk's around the corner, I promise - lots of stuff happening here at NRVLiving these past couple of weeks and I'm just starting to get back on my feet, so I know it's been an oft repeated phrase lately but bear with me!
January 21st 2009 was the first full day of a new administration, and everything I keep hearing is that they've got 100 day grace period before the public starts to keep a tally. Now, I think the public's starting to keep a Pro and Con checklist sooner than that, but nevertheless one of the items on the administration's agenda has to be the economy and jobs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate has risen to 7.2%. Job losses are on a lot of people's minds, even here in the New River Valley where the unemployment rate rose to 5.6%.
But there is good news, as well, particularly here in the New River Valley. Have you seen the latest Fortune Magazine? Check it out - Blacksburg's Mailtrust, and it's parent company Rackspace, was named one of the 100 Best Companies To Work For (#43, to be exact). Congratulations to Pat and all the rest of the crowd over at Mailtrust - they are certainly a trendsetter in our area.
They're not the only ones making a difference, though. And you can be a part of the action, as well. Opportunities to improve are available now through the Roanoke Higher Education Center open house on February 5th. Check out this video for more information ...