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      D.C. sponsors hiring event for seniors

      WASHINGTON (AP) - If you are an unemployed D.C. resident and at least 55 years old, city officials in the nation's capital want you.

      The D.C. Department of Employment Services is hosting a mature workers hiring event Thursday at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Northwest Washington from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

      The agency says it is the first in a series of hiring events to help one of the fastest growing populations - seniors.