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District of Columbia Unemployment Office Locations

Dislocated workers may file for unemployment compensation insurance at the American Job Center Northeast, American Job Center Northwest, or American Job Center Southeast.  American Job Satellite Career Centers will not offer unemployment insurance processing, but you may file online.

DC Works! Career Center Locations

Full – Service Locations:

DC Works! Career Center Address Hours Phone
DC Works! Career Center – Northwest


Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center

2000 14th Street, NW, 3rd Floor

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (202) 442-4577
DC Works! Career Center – Northeast


CCDC – Bertie Backus Campus

5171 South Dakota Avenue, N.E., 2nd Floor

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (202) 576-3092
DC Works! Career Center – Southeast 3720 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, S.E. 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (202) 741-7747

Satellite Locations:

DC Works! Career Center Address Hours Phone
DC Works! Career and Information Center


DOES Headquarters

4058 Minnesota Avenue, N.E.

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (202) 724-2337
DC Works! Career and Information Center U.S. Veterans Affairs (Veterans Only)

1722 I Street, N.W., Room 335

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (202) 530-9354
DC Works! Career and Information Center


CVS/Pharmacy Training Facility

4049 South Capitol Street, S.W.

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (202) 645-4000
DC Works! Career and Information Center


Business Opportunity Workforce Development

2311 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, S.E.

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

(202) 645-8620
DC Works! Career and Information Center King Greenleaf

201 N Street, S.W.

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (202) 724-2050

For more information about the Department of Employment Services, please visit or call (202) 724-7000, TDD (202) 673-6994.

You can even call DC Works! Career Center hotline: (202) 727-WORK (9675).

Note: The public can file for unemployment compensation benefits at the centers from 8:30 am-3 pm.

  1. Hello, my name is Behailu Shanko. I live in MD, but I used to work in DC. Because of the pandemic, I was terminated from a job, and I started receiving Unemployment benefit. My benefit stopped on 03/06/2021 for no reason. I was harshly hit financially and psychologically. No one gives a positive response from the DOES office. I used to call and email weekly or bi-weekly. I sent all the necessary information they requested, but there is no update. On the website, it says I am monetarily ineligible. I know many people with the same status, who still receive the benefit.
    DOES did an unfair decision regarding my unemployment benefit.

  2. When will offices be open to the public. I’m not getting to first base via phone and have not received benefits since March 27. Also, exactly how many recipients/claimant remain under review? And when is this category/list expected to be caught up?

  3. I was living in Maryland and receiving unemployment benefits there, but now living in dc. Do I continue to file in Maryland because I worked in Maryland when I lost my job.

    • It has been 16 weeks since I filed and was approved for unemployment. However, due to two issues codes on my account, my payments have been on hold until they are resolved. Despite my countless efforts to contact unemployment officers, make appointments, and also submitting all my information to a claims officer, I still have been waiting. I cannot wait any longer. I believe 16 weeks is more than enough time to wait to receive my unemployment benefits.

      Please give me real help and solve this issue. I am getting extremely frustrated and desperate dealing with the lack of help from the DC Office of Unemployment.

    • You can consider the option of a transfer.

      Please call the Claims Center of the Unemployment Office in Maryland for further instructions.

      • I have been filing my unemployment claim and I don’t know why I don’t receive the money, my name is odion-davis omolara every week I filled but never get paid

        • Omolara,

          Please call the Claims Center right away to find out the status. Make sure to keep chasing at regular intervals until weekly payments normalize.

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