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Job-Seeking Services

Due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the American Job Centers are currently closed for in-person services. Please visit for more information. Customers may register for virtual American Job Center workshops HERE.

The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) was created to put DC Residents to Work.  DOES provides job seekers with a number of employment opportunities. DOES provides job-seekers with many employment opportunities through its American Job Centers. Each center provides career counseling, career planning, resume assistance, job placement assistance, classroom and on-the-job training, access to online job announcements, information about local and national labor markets, unemployment compensation and much more.

To be eligible 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
  • Proof of Family Size
  • Proof of Selective Service (males 18 and older)
Service Contact: 
American Job Center
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
(202) 724-7000
Contact Fax: 
(202) 673-6993
Contact TTY: 
Office Hours: 
Monday to Thursday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm | Friday 9:30 am to 4:30 pm