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About DOES

Mission Statement

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.


The Department of Employment Services provides comprehensive employment services to ensure a competitive workforce, full employment, life-long learning, economic stability and the highest quality of life for all District residents.

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Connect With Us
4058 Minnesota Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20019 
Phone: (202) 724-7000
Fax: (202) 673-6993
Email:[email protected]

For the Press

For interviews or speaking engagements with the DOES director, other agency representatives, media inquiries about the programs and services DOES offers, or to receive press releases by email, contact DOES Public Affairs:
Melvin Robinson
Phone: (202) 671-0294