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Help Wanted: 9,000 job openings listed in Henrico

Virginia Career Works offers free services to match prospective workers with employers 

The job market that was pummeled by the COVID-19 pandemic is now flickering with opportunity. 

Employers currently list online about 9,000 open positions in Henrico County and 39,000 in the region. While the opportunities are encouraging, the number of jobless workers continues to exceed the openings. In Henrico alone, there was about one job listing for every 1.7 unemployed workers in July.

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Voting by absentee ballot begins for Nov. 3 general election

Registered voters no longer need to cite a reason to submit an absentee ballot

Beginning today, registered voters in Virginia have the option of completing an absentee ballot in the Nov. 3 general election.

Under legislation approved by the 2020 General Assembly and signed by Gov. Ralph Northam, all voters are eligible for absentee voting; previously, the option was available only to those with a qualifying reason, such as business travel, college or military service.

The changes are designed to make voting convenient and safe, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. That means voters now can decide whether to fill out a ballot at their polling place on Election Day or submit an absentee ballot – either by mail or in person – in advance.

“Voting can now occur at your choice of time,” said Mark J. Coakley, Henrico County’s general registrar.

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COVID-19 outbreak at Jail West eases

Inmate cases stand at 70 after nearly 200 were recorded throughout July

An outbreak of COVID-19 in Henrico County’s Jail West appears to be waning as the total number of inmates testing positive dropped to 70 as of today. A total of 198 inmates had tested positive since early this month, with few exhibiting symptoms of infection.

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