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American Job Center, D.C. Department of Employment Services

The American Job Center (formerly the DC Works! One-Stop Center) offers job-seekers, students, businesses and career professionals access to a comprehensive array of employment-related services and tools in one convenient location. Through the District's American Job Center, residents can utilize resources such as career counseling, career planning, resume assistance, direct job placement, classroom and on-the-job-training, information about local and national labor markets, unemployment compensation and much more.

Coronavirus: Survivors & the Workplace

For some survivors of domestic violence, going to work or school can provide a safe haven and respite from the abuse experienced at home or in interpersonal and familial relationships. And the added stress of close quarters created by social distancing measures may indeed exacerbate violence experienced at home.

Ethiopian Community Center, Inc.

The Center provides referrals and information about social services, health care, lawyers, immigration, and family counseling. Case workers are available to provide direct counseling for interpersonal, immigration, and employment problems. Job placement assistance is also available.

So Others May Eat

SOME (So Others Might Eat), an interfaith, community-based organization helps meet the immediate daily needs of the people with food, clothing, and health care. They also offer services, such as affordable housing, job training, addiction treatment, and counseling, to the poor, the elderly and individuals with mental illness.

Strive D.C., Inc.

Serves unemployed men, women, and youth in District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. It was established to assist hard to serve individuals obtain the skills needed to get and keep a job. The services offered are Job Training Readiness, STRIVE For Success (SFS) fast-track GED program, and Career Gear, provides professional clothing to men seeking work.

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