Roanoke Region Makes LinkedIn Top 20 Remote-Work Haven List

LinkedIn’s Workforce Insights has recognized Roanoke as a top ten small metro for remote workers with the publication of their “Top 20 Cities to Pursue Faraway Jobs” list. This ranking is based on the percentage of applicants for remote work, and Roanoke landed 11.1% higher than the national average.

So what makes the Roanoke Region an ideal hotspot for remote workers? Key factors have been identified including; infrastructure, culture, and required support system (like co-working spaces) for remote workers to thrive.

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Job Listing: Director of Market Intelligence

The director of market intelligence has the opportunity to turn data and information into actionable insights, making a positive impact on our region’s governments, businesses, and economy. This multi-faceted position includes but is not limited to; assisting government partners in understanding complex issues, guiding developers to better understand market opportunities, staying abreast of development activity, proactive on demographic and economic trends, and responding to prospect information requests. The director of market intelligence is an integral part of the Roanoke Regional Partnership (RRP) leadership team, and works daily to make the Roanoke Region of Virginia a more vital economy and a vibrant place to live, work and play.

Please review the duties and required skills below. The position is open until filled. 

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Roanoke Region Sees Brisk Employment Recovery

The recovery is gaining steam in the Roanoke Region of Virginia, where 79 percent of employment lost in the pandemic has been regained as of June 2021.

For comparison, the Commonwealth of Virginia has regained 72 percent of employment lost in the early months of the pandemic. The Roanoke metro region experienced a loss of 16,000 jobs between March and April 2020, and 12,700 of those jobs have been regained representing a recovery of 79 percent of jobs lost.

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