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National Down Syndrome Achievement Center To Open Gainesville Location

GiGi's Playhouse, a national achievement and awareness center for individuals with Down Syndrome, will open its first center in Florida in Gainesville next month. Lilly Bell, the vice-president of GiGi's Playhouse Gainesville, estimates that there are 5,500 people with Down Syndrome who live within a 100-mile radius of Gainesville who could use its services.

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Gainesville Job Fair Attracts Hundreds Of Hopefuls

Anquinita Quinn sorts through her job applications deciding where she will apply to first. She is one of hundreds of people who attended the Gainesville Job Fair Tuesday morning. Ebony Johnson/WUFT News

Hundreds of job seekers made their their way around the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Multipurpose Center Tuesday morning for the annual Gainesville job fair. Gainesville's unemployment rate increased from 4.3 percent in April to 5 percent in July, so the job fair was just what many people needed.

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