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The District's Longtime Youth Leadership Institute Renamed in Honor of Founder Marion Barry
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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.

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Experienced Employment Specialists can help you find the job you are looking for.

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The Out-of-School Program provides occupational skills training, career awareness counseling, work readiness modules, basic education, GED preparation, supported internship experiences, as well as vocational skills training. Training is currently provided in, but not limited to: Retail Services,...
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The Pathways for Young Adults Program is designed to assist out-of-school and out-of-work District residents ages 18-24 by combining occupational training, life skills development and work readiness instructions to connect them back to the world of work successfully.

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A transitional employment program that provides job readiness training to District residents.

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Get started with an unemployment claim.

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What is the unemployment insurance tax rate for a new employer in the District of Columbia?

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Trade Adjustment Assistance

Program Overview

The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program provides benefits and support to workers who become unemployed or are threatened with job loss due to the impact of international trade.

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Learn about filing for unemployment benefits.

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Veterans are entitled to receive a priority in service that includes the following:

Veterans Employment Services
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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

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Information regarding wage laws and requirements.

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Summer Youth Employees

OYP provides skills training, work experience, academic enrichment and life skills training to facilitate the development of work habits and skills that are essential for success.