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Department of Employment Services (DOES)

The mission of the Department of Employment Services is to plan, develop and administer employment-related services to all segments of the Washington, DC metropolitan population. DOES achieves its mission through empowering and sustaining a diverse workforce, which enables all sectors of the community to achieve economic and social stability.

This agency provides job seekers with a number of employment opportunities. Each center provides career counseling, career planning, resume assistance, direct job placement, classroom and on-the-job training, access to America's Job Bank (both online and via telephone), information about local and national labor markets, unemployment compensation and much more.

Dislocated workers may file for unemployment compensation insurance at the DC Works! Career Center Northeast, DC Works! Career Center Northwest or DC Works! Career Center Southeast. DC Works! Satellite Career Centers will not offer unemployment insurance processing, however you may file online at www.jobs.dc.gov..

DC Works! Career and Information Center - DOES Headquarters
4058 Minnesota Avenue, NE
Phone: (202) 724-7000
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4 pm

DC Works!  Career Center - Northeast
CCDC - Bertie Backus Campus
5171 South Dakota Avenue, NE, 2nd Floor
Phone: (202) 576-3092
TTY: (202) 576-3102
Fax: (202) 576-3103
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4 pm

DC Works! Career Center - Northwest
Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center
2000 14th Street, NW, 3rd Floor
Phone:  (202) 442-4577
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4 pm
 
DC Works! Career Center – Southeast
3720 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20032
Phone:  (202) 741-7747
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4 pm

DC Works! Career and Information Center CVS Pharmacy Training Facility
4049 South Capitol Street, SW
Washington, DC 20032
Phone: (202) 645-4000
TTY: (202) 645-0022
Fax: (202) 645-5337
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4 pm

DC Works! Career and Information Center - US Veterans Affairs (Veterans Only)
1722 I Street, NW, Room 335
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 530-9354
TTY: (202) 576-3262
Fax: (202) 530-9359
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 3:30

DC Works! Career and Information Center - King Greenleaf Facility
201 N Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024
Phone: (202) 724-2050
TTY: (202) 724-1409
Fax: (202) 724-1407
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 3 pm

DC Works! Career and Information Center - Business Opportunity Workforce Development Center
2311 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20020
Phone: (202) 645-8625
TTY: (202) 673-6994
Fax: (202) 645-0366
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm

Work Force Development Program
4200 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
Phone: (202) 274-5800
Website: www.udc.edu/cc/workforce-development/

Academic and hands on job training for persons pursuing a career in health care, construction trades, hospitality or office technology.  Academic support with GED preparation is available.  No cost to District of Columbia residents.

Job Accommodations Network (JAN)
Phone: (800) 526-7234
TTY: (877) 781-9403
Website: askjan.org

This service is designed to increase the employability of people with disabilities by: 1) providing individualized worksite accommodations solutions, 2) providing technical assistance regarding the ADA and other disability related legislation, and 3) educating callers about self-employment options.

MenzFit
1000 Vermont Avenue Northwest, Suite # 1005
Washington, DC 20018
Phone: (202) 312-5826
Fax: (202) 312-5827

This program provides clothing for job interviews to men 18 and older an appropriate work outfit is provided once employment has been secured.  Follow up career development mentoring and financial literacy information also offered.
Applicants must have a pre-scheduled interview and be job ready in order to receive clothing. An agency must provide a referral to this program.

Suited For Change
1000 Vermont Avenue Northwest, Suite # 420
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 293-0351
Fax: (202) 293-0353

This non-profit agency provides professional clothing for women and ongoing career education for applicants who have completed a job training program.  An agency must provide a referral to this program.