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More than 2,000 people (now over 2,700) have applied to a job training program that aims to prepare 600 workers for positions at the Washington Marriott Marquis hotel that is to open in the District in 2014.
Goodwill of Greater Washington, which is overseeing the training program, has held 14 events in September and October to help would-be participants fill out applications and to have them take reading and math assessments.
The applicants come from a variety of backgrounds: Some were recently laid off; others are already employed but looking for a second job to help make ends meet. Faith Tennent, a project director with Goodwill, said she has seen homeless people come in to apply, as well as ex-offenders looking for their first job in years.
Goodwill of Greater Washington and GEICO are partnering to conduct one of the region’s largest E-cycling and donation drives once again.
On Saturday, October 12th, GEICO will accept community donations for Goodwill at 5260 Western Avenue, Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815, between 9AM and 1PM. Donors can bring their used goods including: electronics, clothing, housewares and furniture. A Goodwill truck will be at the site.
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