At the DC Opportunity Fair, which featured employers such as Hilton, Nordstrom, FedEx and U.S. Postal Service, young people who are unemployed or underemployed were offered interview advice, business casual clothes and employment.
Hopefully, I can find a company here that I can grow with,” said 24-year-old, bow-tie-wearing Markiel Jones, who is unemployed after dropping out of college for financial reasons.
The Prince George’s County resident graduated from high school and went on to attend the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. After low-paying jobs in the food-service industry that showed little promise for growth, he landed a Starbucks job offer and learned about the company’s tuition assistance for employees seeking a higher education.
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