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Unemployed face reality of a dying industry

...policy of the United States, is immeasurable." The line forms a half hour before the doors open at the Virginia Employment Commission's Martinsville office. Kathy Tatum has come to look at the job board and see if she can extend her unemployment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/01/06/bus_331392.shtml
Business
Appalachian artists to see financial aid for marketing

...Sweatshirt Capital of the World" before it lost 10,000 jobs in the past decade. Martinsville tops the Virginia Employment Commission's list this month with an unemployment rate of 17.5 percent. The mountain communities in the far southwest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/10/17/liv_431522.shtml
Life & style
Manpower: More companies to hire in second quarter

...marks the third straight quarter of increased hiring projections. William Mezger, chief economist with the Virginia Employment Commission, said companies cannot continue to rely on increased productivity to satisfy increased demand. "As time...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/17/bus_408992.shtml
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