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Despite nationwide job growth in March, some businesses in need of employees [Video]

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A number of small businesses in Hampton Roads businesses said they're in desperate need of new hires.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The latest jobs report from the U.S. Department of Labor shows roughly 916,000 people were hired in March. It’s one of the highest employment numbers since August.

Despite that fact, there's a hiring struggle taking place in Hampton Roads. Employers need more people to work.

“It’s been very difficult to hire. I mean, we’re putting ads in Indeed and everywhere to look for really high-qualified employees, and it’s just that they're not coming in for the interviews," said Y-Not Italian owner Tony DiSilvestro who has eight restaurant locations across Hampton Roads. 

He said his team has been working hard throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that some COVID-19 restrictions have been eased, he could use more people. 

“We need over 120 employees right now," said DiSilvestro. “A lot of people …

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With jobless Texans losing access to federal unemployment benefits, some in rural areas can't find jobs [Video]

Gov. Greg Abbott said that after June 26, unemployed Texans won't be getting extra federal assistance. He also cut off Pandemic Unemployment Assistance which helped gig workers, self-employed people and others who aren't covered by unemployment insurance.

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