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Creating jobs, providing opportunities

Published 09/19/2012, Alexandria Echo Press

Most people only see products gleaming and packaged on shelves in stores, rarely are the middle steps to create these products seen. But tucked behind numerous warehouses in the south side of Alexandria, sits a building where a lot of this middle work is completed: the Alexandria Opportunity Center (AOC). What makes the AOC different than other businesses is that the center is not there to produce a product; it’s there to provide jobs to its workers or clients, all of whom have disabilities.

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