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Services

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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.

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Apprenticeships combine on-the-job training with classroom instruction, teaching workers the practical and theoretical aspects of highly skilled occupations. Apprenticeship programs are sponsored by employers, labor groups and employer associations.

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Labor Standards administers and enforces the District of Columbia labor laws. The office investigates wage complaints, evaluates employee and employer safety/health in the workplace and adjudicates compensation/medical care claims for private-sector employees injured in the course of employment.

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The Office of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) provides onsite consultation services to private-sector employers in the District of Columbia.

Project Empowerment logo

Project Empowerment is a transitional employment program that provides job readiness training, work experience, and job search assistance to District residents who face multiple barriers to employment.

To obtain Trade Adjustment Assistance reemployment services and benefits, a group of workers must first file a petition with the US Department of Labor's Trade Adjustment Assistance Program (TAA) requesting certification as workers adversely affected by foreign trade.

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Learn about filing for unemployment benefits.

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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 e

2014 Living Wage for District of Columbia Contractors is $13.60
Summer Youth Employees

The Office of Youth Programs (OYP) develops and administers workforce development programs for District youth ages 14-24.