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American Job Center

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The American Job Center, formerly the DC Works! One-Stop Center, offers job-seekers, students, businesses and career professionals access to a comprehensive array of employment-related services and tools in one convenient location. Through the District’s American Job Center, residents can utilize resources such as career counseling, career planning, resume assistance, direct job placement, classroom and on-the-job-training, information about local and national labor markets, unemployment compensation and much more.  The Department of Employment Services, supported with resources from the District government and the US Department of Labor, operates the centers that are strategically located and accessible throughout the District.

Whether looking for a job, facing a career transition, seeking new skills, or you just want a new start, visit the District of Columbia American Job Center, your workforce connection for the following services:

  • Career counseling
  • Job search assistance
  • Connections to employers with current job openings
  • Workshops on topics such as:
    • Resume Building
    • Job search strategies
    • Interviewing skills
    • Computer Basics
    • Navigating DCNetworks
  • Referrals to education and training programs (see attachments below)
  • Apprenticeship information
  • Labor Market Information and various career ladders
  • Access to computers, fax machines, telephones and copiers
  • General information about Unemployment Insurance
  • Unemployment Insurance - Overview
  • Unemployment Insurance - Frequently Asked Questions*

*Please note: The public can file for unemployment compensation benefits at the centers from 8:30 am-3 pm.

The District of Columbia’s American Job Center network, is geared to assist all job-seekers develop solid career plans that lead to satisfying careers. The American Job Center staff understands that without a plan, job-seekers may become sick from stress working in a field they do not like. Planning your job search and developing short and long-term employment goals are central to any good career plan.

To be eligible for programs you must be at least 18 years of age, a District resident and meet Workforce Investment Act income requirements.  All residents will be required to submit proof of the following:

  • Proof of Birth    
  • Proof of Social Security Number
  • Proof of DC Residency              
  • Proof of Family Income
Attachment(s): 
Service Contact: 
American Job Center
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
(202) 724-7000
Contact Fax: 
(202) 673-6993
Contact TTY: 
TTY
Office Hours: 
Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4 pm