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The Department of Employment Services (DOES) offers veterans a wide variety of job search and training services.  Special veterans' representatives are employed at most American Job Centers, where case managers ensure complete services for veterans, especially those who are disabled.  Specialized federal services are also available to all veterans by contacting Hire Vets First, (202) 530-9371.

Veterans benefits include the following:

  • Registration at an American Job Center
  • Assessment of individual interest, skills and abilities, as well as counseling, to assist with an effective job search
  • Follow-up services
  • Assistance in securing medical services or counseling
  • Priority status accorded to all veterans for all employment services

For more information about Veterans employment, contact the following agency:

DC Department of Employment Services
Veterans Assistance Center (Veterans Only)
1722 I Street Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20421
Phone: (202) 530-9379


Service Contact: 
Department of Employment Services
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
(202) 724-7000
Contact Fax: 
(202) 672-6993
Contact TTY: 
Office Hours: 
Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 5 pm