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The D.C. Department of Employment Services Relocates the American Job Center - Southwest

Monday, November 19, 2012
Services at American Job Center in Southwest D.C. to be relocated to nearby full-service American Job Center in Southeast D.C..

Washington, DC – As approved by the Workforce Investment Council at their most recent public quarterly meeting, the D.C. Department of Employment Services (DOES) will relocate the services of the District’s American Job Center – Southwest (formerly known as DC Works! One-Stop Career Center – Southwest) from 4049 South Capitol Street, SW to 3720 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE, which is less than one half mile from the original location. This relocation expands services by offering daily on-site unemployment compensation assistance, in addition to workforce development and training services currently offered. 

As part of the DOES’ continued reform efforts to dramatically improve the District’s workforce development system, this action allows DOES to reestablish services and co-locate with the Department of Human Services in the future to provide more comprehensive workforce development services to District residents. 

Beginning Monday, November 192012customers seeking job search assistance, including resume workshops, training, unemployment compensation assistance, and other workforce development services will be directed to the nearby District of Columbia American Job Center – Southeast, located at 3720 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Southeast. The on-site training for the convenience store chain CVS will be relocated temporarily. 

Relocation of services is designed to ensure that the best possible workforce development services are made available to District residents. As DOES continues to undergo reform in all programmatic areas of the agency, the relocation of these services to the full-service American Job Center – Southeast allows DOES to serve more District residents through the cost-saving measures of eliminating expensive lease costs. 


 About DOES: The mission of the Department of Employment Services is to plan, develop, and administer employment-related services to all segments of the Washington, DC metropolitan population. We achieve our mission through empowering and sustaining a diverse workforce, which enables all sectors of the community to achieve economic and social stability.