The State Employment Security Commission is planning to reopen an office in Ahoskie after it was closed 10 months ago.
The ESC says it's very excited by an offer from the Choanoke Area Development Association for temporary, rent-free office space in Ahoskie.
Because of budget problems, the state closed the Ahoskie office on April 18th.
Hertford County's unemployment rate in December was 8.3% and the ESC chairman says the reopening of an office should help lower that rate.
Officials will meet on Monday to discuss long-term prospects for reopening a JobLink Career Center in Hertford County.