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The center offers businesses and job-seekers a comprehensive array of employment services. 
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The Department of Employment Services (DOES) mission is to connect District residents, job seekers, and employers to opportunities and resources that empower fair, safe, effective working communities.

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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. This support also helps to stimulate the local economy by maintaining a level of consumer spending during an economic decline.

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Attention Unemployment Insurance Benefits Claimants: Please be advised that the processing time for benefits payments may vary depending on your banking institution. It can take up to 72 hours for the funds to appear in your account. Thank you for your understanding.


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