Guilford County employers ready to hire at career fair Thursday

Guilford County employers ready to hire at virtual career fair Thursday Updated: 8:52 PM EDT

Guilford County employers ready to hire at virtual career fair Thursday


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DIAGNOSED WITH COVID-19 SURVIVES A STROKE AND A HEART ATTACK. HER MESSAGE TODAY AFTER SPENDING MONTHS IN THE HOSPITAL. KENNY: HAPPENING NOW, SOME GUILFORD COUNTY STUDENTS COULD RETURN TO CLASSROOMS NEXT WEEK. TALITHA: JUSTIN HAS THEIR MESSAGE, LIVE. >> I WILL TELL YOU, THERE WERE A LOT OF FOLKS OUT HERE TONIGHT, MANY WEARING RED AND HOLDING SIGNS. IT WAS PUT ON BY THE FORSYTH COUNTY OF EDUCATE — COUNTY EDUCATORS AND THEY SAY THEIR MAIN MESSAGE IS TO MAKE SURE THAT SCHOOLS OPEN UP SAFELY AND THEY DO NOT WANT TO SEE KIDS OR STAFF GETTING SICK. THE PRESIDENT OF THE FORSYTH COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATORS SAYS THEY HAVE SENT RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE SCHOOL BOARD THAT INCLUDE ADDING MORE STAFF TO SCHOOLS. >> WE NEED MORE PEOPLE. WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE MORE NURSES IN THE SCHOOLS. WE HAVE THE THINGS THAT WE THINK ARE ALMOST COMMON SENSE, LIKE MAKING SURE WE HAVE THE PROPER PPE FOR DOING OUR JOB >> THE SPECIAL COVID-19 COMMITTEE IS MEETING VIRTUALLY RIGHT NOW. ONE OF THE TOPICS JUST BROUGHT UP IS CLEANING IN CLASS BATHROOMS, TEACHERS ARE BEING ASKED TO GO IN EVERY HOUR TO SPRAY IT WITH DISINFECTANT SPRAY, BUT THE WORKERS WILL BE WORKING WITH TEACHERS WHO FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE DOING THIS. TALITHA: JUSTIN, THANK YOU. SOME GUILFORD COUNTY STUDENTS COULD RETURN TO CLASSROOMS NEXT WEEK. STUDENTS IN GRADES PRE-K THROUGH SECOND WERE SUPPOSED TO RETURN TO THE CLASSROOM TODAY, BUT THE SCHOOL DISTRICT DECIDED TO POSTPONE THE RETURN TO IN-PERSON LEARNING AT THE RECOMMENDATI OF THE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT. THE SCHOOL DISTRICT PLANS TO RECONSIDERING A RETURN TO CLASSROOM ON FRIDAY. IF COVID-19 TRENDS ARE DOWN IN THE COUNTY, STUDENTS COULD HAVE THEIR FIRST DAY OF IN-PERSON LEARNING ON MONDAY. KENNY: OTHER LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS DID BRING SOME STUDENTS BACK INTO CLASSROOMS TODAY FOR IN-PERSON LEARNING. THOMASVILLE CITY SCHOOLS, WILKES COUNTY, AND STOKES COUNTY ALL WELCOMES SOME STUDENTS BACK. YADKIN COUNTY SCHOOLS IS INCREASING THE NUMBER OF DAYS ELEMENTARY STUDENTS ARE IN THE CLASSROOM FROM TWO DAYS IN PERSON TO FOUR. WEDNESDAY IS A REMOTE LEARNING DAY FOR ALL GRADES. TALITHA: PARENTS AND TEACHERS WHO ARE STILL DOING REMOTE LEARNING HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN SOME TIPS AND TRICKS TO HELP GOVERNOR ROY COOPER’S OFFICE IS OFFERING A FREE VIRTUAL CONFERENCE CALLED THE REAL 2.0. SOME OF THE TOPICS IT’LL TACKLE INCLUDE TEACHING EFFECTIVE STUDY HABITS, IDEAS FOR MOTIVATING STUDENTS AND TIPS FOR USING GOOGLE CLASSROOM AND MEETS. THE CONFERENCE IS ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28. YOU CAN FIND A LINK TO REGISTRATION IN THIS STORY O WXII12.COM. KENNY: THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA IS REPORTING A NEW COVID-19 RECORD FOR THE BIGGEST SINGLE-DAY INCREASE IN REPORTE DEATHS DUE TO THE VIRUS. DHHS REPORTS 53 MORE PEOPLE HAVE DIED SINCE YESTERDAY BRINGING THE TOTAL TO 3,992 LAST 7 MONTHS THE STATE IS REPORTING ANOTHER 1500 NEW CASES NEW CASES TODAY. BRINGING THE NUMBER OF PEOPL PRESUMED TO BE SICK RIGHT NOW TO AROUND 26,000. THE STATE ONLY REPORTS THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE PRESUMED TO HAVE RECOVERED FROM THE VIRUS ON MONDAYS. AND THERE’S A NEW TOOL ON THE STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT WEBSITE YOU MIGHT HAVE NOTICED, DEMOGRAPHIC DATA FOR PEOPLE AFFECTED BY COVID-19. THE DATA WILL BE UPDATED ON TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS. TALITHA: THE BENTON CONVENTI CENTER IN WINSTON-SALEM IS GOING TO HOST EVENTS AGAIN. CONVENTION CENTERS MAY REOPEN BUT ARE RESTRICTED TO 30% OF ROOM CAPACITY OR 100 PEOPLE SEATED, WHICHEVER IS LESS. KENNY: BREAKING NEWS OUT OF FORSYTH COUNTY, DEPUTIES HAVE ARRESTED A MAN USE OF KILLING SOMEONE IN WALKERTOWN. THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE SAYS THAT HE STABBED DAVID STIERS ON FE LANE. HE WAS AT THE DETENTION CENTER WITHOUT BOND AND HIS FIRST COURT APPEARANCE NOW IS SET FOR TOMORROW. WE HAVE AN UPDATE FOR YOU ABOUT THE 100-YEAR-OLD WORLD WAR II VET FROM THE PIEDMONT TRIAD WHO WAS HAVING TROUBLE WITH HER ABSENTEE BALLOT. MARGARET HILL MOVED FROM WINSTON-SALEM TO CHARLOTTE IN 2017 SO HER DAUGHER COULD TAKE CARE OF HER. ELECTION LEADERS SAY SHE DIDN’T SIGN THE BALLOT BEFORE SHE MAILED IT BACK, SO THEY’RE SENDING HER A VOTER CERTIFICATION AFFIDAVIT. ONCE SHE SIGNS THAT AND SENDS IT IN, THEY’LL COUNT HER BALLOT. MARGARET’S DAUGHTER SAYS HER MOTHER IS BLIND AND SHE’S NOT SURE HOW WELL SHE’S GOING TO BE ABLE TO SIGN THIS NEW FORM. BOARD OF ELECTIONS DIRECTOR MICHAEL DICKERSON SAYS THERE’S NO NEED TO WORRY >> BUT WE ALWAYS DO WHEN SOMEONE IS VISION IMPAIRED OR BLIND, WE ALWAYS PUT A CREDIT CARD UNDER THE PEACE THEY HAVE TO SIGN, SO THEY HAVE A GAUGE OF WHERE THEY NEED TO MARK THE BALLOT. THAT’S ALL WE ARE LOOKING FOR, A MARK ON THE BALLOT. I DON’T COME TO — I DON’T COMPARE SIGNATURES. WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO. I JUST WANT TO HAVE SOME SORT OF MARK THAT SAYS, CLOSE AS SHE CAN GET TO MARGARET HILL. KENN THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SAID 10,000 TOTAL ABSENTEE BALLOTS HAD SOME TYPE OF DEFICIENCY AND THAT LOCAL REACHING OUT TO THOSE FOLKS SO THEY CAN FIX THE ISSUE AND HAVE THEIR VOTE COUNTED. TALITHA: PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED CAN NO VOTE ABSENTEE ONLINE. TODAY THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS LAUNCHED A NEW PORTAL. THE SYSTEM IS COMPATIBLE SCREEN READERS. IT ALLOWS VOTERS TO PRIVATELY AND INDEPENDENTLY REQUEST, RECEIVE AND RETURN A BALLOT FROM A HOME COMPUTE NEARLY TWO MILLION PEOPLE IN NORTH CAROLINA HAVE ALREADY CAST A BALLOT. AS OF THIS AFTERNOON, MORE THAN 1.3 MILLION PEOPLE CAST A BALLOT AT AN EARLY VOTING SITE. AND MORE THAN 650,000 PEOPLE HAVE CAST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT. VOTING SITES ARE OPEN UNTIL 7:30 ON WEEKDAYS AND SOME COUNTIES OFFER IN-PERSON EARLY VOTING ON WEEKENDS AS WELL EVERY VOTING SITE ALSO OFFERS CURBSIDE VOTING FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES THOSE AT HIGH RISK FOR COVID-19 OR CANNOT WEAR A MASK AND ANYONE WHO MAY BE SIC WITH COVID-19. IF YOU NEED TO FIND A LOCATION NEAR YOU JUST GO TO WXII12.COM KENNY: THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN HOSTED A RALLY FOR VOTERS AT NORTH CAROLINA A&T UNIVERSITY TODAY. THE EVENT COINCIDES WITH THE START OF HBCU HOMECOMING WEE CANDIDATES FOR OFFICE, UNIVERSITY STAFF AND STUDENTS ARE URGING PEOPLE TO MAKE A PLAN TO VOTE EARLY IF POSSIBLE. TALITHA: BOTH PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGNS WILL BE VYING FOR YOUR VOTE IN OUR STATE TOMORROW. PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL HOLD A RALLY IN GASTONIA AT 7:00 TOMORROW NIGHT. AND VICE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE KAMALA HARRIS WILL VISIT ASHEVILLE AND CHARLOTTE. THE CAMPAIGN HAS NOT RELEASED ANY OTHER DETAILS ABOUT HER VISIT. THE THIRD AND FINAL PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE IS TOMORROW NIGHT. TO CUT DOWN ON INTERRUPT

Guilford County employers ready to hire at virtual career fair Thursday


A virtual career fair called “Reigniting Careers” is happening on Thursday, Oct. 22.NCWorks and NextGen of Guilford County are hosting the virtual career fair in conjunction with the Partnership for Children and the YWCA of High Point. Representatives from 13 employers including Leggett & Platt, UPS, FedEx, Endura, Bayada Home Health Care, and Graham Personnel Services will be on hand and ready to hire, according to a release from the City of Greensboro. If you want to participate, you need to register by 8 a.m., Oct, 22.Applicants must provide a resume and contact information to NCWorks and have an active NCWorks registration. NCWorks staff will be online to assist anyone needing to register.

A virtual career fair called “Reigniting Careers” is happening on Thursday, Oct. 22.

NCWorks and NextGen of Guilford County are hosting the virtual career fair in conjunction with the Partnership for Children and the YWCA of High Point.

Representatives from 13 employers including Leggett & Platt, UPS, FedEx, Endura, Bayada Home Health Care, and Graham Personnel Services will be on hand and ready to hire, according to a release from the City of Greensboro.

If you want to participate, you need to register by 8 a.m., Oct, 22.

Applicants must provide a resume and contact information to NCWorks and have an active NCWorks registration. NCWorks staff will be online to assist anyone needing to register.

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