Job Fair for Older Workers
A job fair for older workers will be tomorrow in Annandale. Workers seeking employment will have the chance to meet recruiters from more than 60 local employers offering full- and part-time positions. There also will be seminars on job search strategies, and resume critiques will be available. A technology center will offer information on computer skills needed in today's workplace and where to get training.
Events at the Older Worker Employment, Technology & Education Expo are free to those age 50 and older. The expo is sponsored by the Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington, the Journal Newspapers, Fairfax County government, the Fairfax Commission on Aging, AARP and the Senior Beacon.
The expo will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Community Cultural Center at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale. Free shuttle buses will run every half-hour from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from the Dunn Loring Metro Station. Participants can preregister by calling 800-531-1223 for a form or they can register at the event. For 24-hour information on the event, call 703-846-8520.
Wood Mulch Available
Free shredded wood mulch is available daily at the Fairfax County I-66 Transfer Station and Interstate 95 Landfill.
Mulch can be picked up at the transfer station, 4618 West Ox Rd., and at the landfill, 9850 Furnace Rd. The transfer station is open Monday to Saturday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The landfill is open Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring a shovel or rake to load mulch into vehicles.
For more information, call 702-324-5230 or 703-324-5995.
School Donates to Hospital
Students at Fairfax's Forestville Elementary have donated $700 to Children's Hospital.
Last year, five members of the school's Student Council Association--President Steve Frames, Vice President Robert Lee, Corresponding Secretary Rosanne Burns, Recording Secretary Matt Giragosian and Historian Kelly Jackson--developed a fund-raising plan to better the school and help others in need.
Working with the school and other council association members, the group organized a school dance and talent show. Proceeds from the events enabled the school to buy paint for a bathroom mural project and donate to the hospital. Students presented hospital officials with the check Wednesday.