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One-Stop Career Centers

One-Stop Career Centers are the focal point of the workforce investment system, supporting the employment needs of job seekers and the human resource needs of business. The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the U.S. Department of Labor is working with One-Stop Career Centers to realign and improve the workforce system's capacity to meet the changing needs of business by assisting with recruitment, training, and retention of skilled workers.

Search the directory for the One-Stop Career Center near you or just pick up the phone and dial 1-877-US2-JOBS for direct assistance!

A One-Stop Career Center provides the following services:

Recruitment and Screening

  • Recruits, screens, and refers veterans ranging from entry-level workers to highly skilled professionals
  • Recruits full-time, part-time, and seasonal workers
  • Posts job openings
  • Hosts job fairs
  • Partners with businesses to clarify job descriptions and eligibility criteria
  • Screens veterans to ensure that the right workers with the right skills are selected for interviews


  • Provides training that supports the human resource needs of business

Other Valuable Services

  • Increases the potential labor pool, expands job retention, and enhances workforce quality
  • Provides employers with access to the veteran labor pool
  • Provides information about wages and employment trends, as well as national comparisons
  • Provides state demographic and economic information, as well as links to education, cultural, and recreational resources
  • Provides office space for on-site screening, interviewing, and training
  • Supports employee retention by offering services such as transportation, childcare assistance, and mentoring programs