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Office of First Source Compliance

First Source Law

Workforce Intermediary Establishment and Reform of the First Source Amendment Act of 2011, effective February 24, 2012 (D.C. Law 19-84).

The First Source Law requires all beneficiaries of contractual agreements totaling $300,000 or more to enter into a First Source Employment Agreement with the Department of Employment Services.


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The center offers businesses and job-seekers a comprehensive array of employment services. 
OYP provides skills training, work experience, academic enrichment and life skills training to...
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Program Spotlights

The School Year Internship Program has been providing a Fair Shot to high school youth in DC by providing enriching internships.  This year, youth will have the opportunity to work from October 2, 2023 – June 1, 2024.

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Unemployment Benefits

The DC Office of Unemployment Compensation (OUC) is a resource to help DC residents, workers, and employers overcome workforce challenges. The primary goal of the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program is to provide temporary wage replacement to eligible unemployed individuals. In the event of a federal government shutdown, federal employees are encouraged to review the eligibility requirements for unemployment insurance benefits.

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The Department of Employment Services' Middle School Exploration program launched in 2019 as an exceptional opportunity open to all middle school students who reside in the District to engage in comprehensive career exploration.

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DOES en español

DOES en español will allow Spanish speaking customers to access information about the programs and services offered by the Department of Employment Services in Spanish. 

DOES en español permitirá a los clientes de habla hispana acceder a información sobre los programas y servicios ofrecidos por el Departamento de Servicios de Empleo en español.

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