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Employment Assistance

The following private organizations have employment assistance programs:

The  District of Columbia offers employment assistance and workforce development through several programs that benefit the GLBT community.

The DC Department of Employment Services (DOES) fosters economic development and growth in the District of Columbia by providing workforce development services, linking employers with qualified job seekers, compensating eligible unemployed and injured workers, and promoting safe and healthy workplaces.

One-Stop Career Center System

DOES’ primary objective is to keep District residents working and local businesses thriving. Job seekers and employers can access useful employment-related services through: 

  • A 38-foot, handicapped accessible Mobile One-Stop van, equipped with 10 state-of-the-art computers and workstations, an instructor’s terminal, a plasma screen TV and telecommunications gear that travels to neighborhoods throughout the city providing our clients access to employment-related services, including case management support with job searches.
  • The District’s DCNetworks Career System, a comprehensive and integrated technological system that, among other things, allows employers and job seekers to post and respond to job vacancies, respectively, without staff intervention or assistance and at their convenience.
  • Two full-service and four satellite One-Stop Career Centers, strategically located throughout the District and providing job seekers and employers access to all employment-related services, including:
    • Job search and placement assistance
    • Career Counseling
    • Vocational Assessment/Planning, including Adult Basic Education
    • Job & Apprenticeship Opportunity Fairs and Recruitments
    • Access to Labor Market Information/Statistics
    • Occupational Skills Training
    • Unemployment Compensation/Claims Filing

Full Service One-Stop Career Centers

Franklin Street One-Stop Career Center
1500 Franklin St, NE
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Main: (202) 724-7000
TTY: (202) 576-8128 

Naylor Road One-Stop Career Center
2626 Naylor Road, SE
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Main: (202) 724-7000
TTY: (202) 645-0019

Satellite Centers One-Stop Centers

CVS Pharmacy
4049 South Capitol Street, SW
Monday – Friday
8:00am to 3:30pm
Main: (202) 645-4000
TTY: (202) 645-0022

US Veterans Assistance Center
Veterans Affairs Regional Office
1722 I Street, NW #335
Monday – Friday
8:30am to 4:30pm
Main: (202) 530-9354
TTY: (202) 576-3262 

Emery Career & Information Center
5701 Georgia Avenue, NW
Monday – Friday
9:00am to 3:00pm
Main: (202) 671-2144
TTY: (202) 673-6994

Columbia Heights Career & Information Center
1480 Girard Street, NW
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
9:00am to 2:00pm
Main: (202) 671-2144
TTY: (202) 673-6994 

For more information on the District’s One-Stop Career System, visit or call (202) 724-7000.

DC Government Employment Opportunities

The DC Department of Human Resources (DCHR) helps District agencies meet their staffing requirements to ensure the highest level of customer service to our residents. Visit the DCHR website to see a full listing of current job openings.

Telephone: (202) 442-9700 | Web: