Courtney Jacobs of Silver Spring is an operations manager for the T-Rex Corporation located on Ora Glen Drive in Greenbelt. He is responsible for ensuring that the metrics (performance standards) are met for document conversion contracts the firm has with the Department of Veterans Affairs which seeks to assist veterans in the processing of disability claims and receiving of benefits. Jacobs oversees the processing and seeks to assure that the backlog is being reduced.
Queen Chambliss of Hyattsville is an operations manager for T-Rex at its headquarter offices on Hanover Drive in Greenbelt. She oversees project schedules for a five-year, $900 million company contract with the U.S. Census Bureau to develop an interactive information technology process for the 2020 census to place on the worldwide web.
Chambliss and Jacobs began work with T-Rex on the same day in July 2014 at its College Park facility as basic-level, hourly-paid data entry clerks. As employees, they were first participants in a company-initiated skills training program that has enabled them to advance within the company to their current positions.
Both were selected, in part, because they live in a Small Business Administration designated HUBZone (Historically Underutilized Business Zone). A part of Greenbelt West is designated a HUBZone, as is much of the Route 1 Corridor. Areas are designated HUBZones if their residents have low-medium income or high unemployment or both.
Read the story in the April 20 News Review