Target to Hold Job Fair

Target is planning to open its Prince George's Plaza store in October. A job fair for those seeking part-time employment will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, tomorrow and Saturday at the mall's center court, at 3500 East West Highway, Hyattsville.

To be considered for employment, applicants must be at least 16 years old and be prepared for an interview. Professional attire is recommended.

PETCO Looks to Forestville

PETCO is planning to open a pet supply store at the Penn Mar Shopping Center in Forestville. Four stores in the center were demolished to make room for the one-story, 15,000-square-foot space to be occupied by PETCO.

The store is expected to be completed by Sept. 30. The shopping center, at Donnell Drive and Pennsylvania Avenue, is owned by the Rappaport Cos.

A New Cafe in Hyattsville

Yawd Style Caribbean Cafe, featuring Jamaican and Caribbean-style foods, is open for business in Hyattsville. The restaurant also serves standard American fare. Although it offers mostly carryout service, some seating is available.

The cafe is the brainchild of sisters Zitta Green and Winsome Jones. The restaurant is at 5420 Queens Chapel Rd., Hyattsville. Hours are 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon-8 p.m. Sunday. Call 301-559-2395.

Group I Software Acquired

Pitney Bowes Inc., a Stamford, Conn.-based provider of integrated mail and document management technologies and services, has purchased Group I Software Inc., a Lanham firm whose software seeks to improve mailing efficiency, data quality and customer communications.

The net cost of the acquisition is $321 million, according to a news release from Pitney Bowes.

Group I employs about 600 people worldwide and operates sales offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia and China. It also has development centers in Lanham, Texas, Minnesota and Colorado.

Landover Firm Contract

Antares Group Inc., a privately owned corporation in Landover, has secured a contract worth $1.1 million from the U.S. Departments of Energy and Agriculture as part of a joint grant program with 21 other firms across the country.

The program is the result of federal legislation on biomass research and development and the 2002 farm bill.

Antares Group was founded in 1992 to help bring emerging technologies to the power generation, transportation, industrial and commercial sectors of the economy.

-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER

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