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Due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the American Job Centers are currently closed for in-person services. Please visit dcnetworks.org for more information.

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Labor Standards administers and enforces the District of Columbia labor laws. The office investigates wage complaints, evaluates employee and employer safety/health in the workplace and adjudicates compensation/medical care claims for private-sector employees injured in the course of employment.

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To apply to the MBYLI Summer Intensive Training (SIT) virtual program 2021 please click he
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Provides District youth ages 14 to 24 with enriching and constructive summer work experiences.

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The American Job Center (AJC) provides the same range of services to Migrant and Seasonal Farm Workers (MSFWs) as are provided to non-MSFW job seeke
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The Office of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) provides onsite consultation services to private-sector employers in the District of Columbia.

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Experienced Employment Specialists can help you find the job you are looking for.

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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).

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The Out-of-School Program provides occupational skills training, career awareness counseling, work readiness modules, basic education, GED preparation, supported internship experiences, as well as vocational skills training.
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The Pathways for Young Adults Program (PYAP)

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A transitional employment program that provides job readiness training to District residents.

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Shared Work Unemployment Insurance Program
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Get started with an unemployment claim.

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What is the unemployment insurance tax rate for a new employer in the District of Columbia?

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Trade Adjustment Assistance

Program Overview

The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program provides benefits and support to workers who become unemployed or are threatened with job loss due to the impact of international trade.

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Learn about filing for unemployment benefits.

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Learn about filing for unemployment benefits.

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Veterans are entitled to receive a priority in service that includes the following:

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