The District of Columbia's Department of Employment Services' one-stop centers have received visits from several high-ranking officials and politicians in the past year. These include the U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, Deputy Secretary of Labor Emily DeRocco, Assistant Deputy Mason Bishop, and Steven Friedman, Chairman of the President's National Economic Council.
However, CNN television coverage resulted when Democratic Presidential Candidate John Kerry stopped by the Franklin Street One-Stop Career Center. Kerry talked with people and watched them use the DC Networks Virtual OneStop system, commenting on its usefulness.
"We are fortunate to work with the District of Columbia's Department of Employment Services," says Paul Toomey, President of Geographic Solutions. "They are very proactive and committed to providing dynamic employment and training services and as a result provide us with a tremendous environment to showcase our Virtual OneStop operating system."
The DC Department of Employment Services' staff members use the Virtual OneStop system to help job seekers find employment, training, and support services. They work with employers to assist with job candidate searches and post job openings. The comprehensive Virtual OneStop system has enhanced functionality for summer youth programs, unemployment insurance claimants, and an advanced WIA services component. In addition, local training providers also access the system to update training program and service data. With so much employment information and activity, it is no wonder the DC centers are popular with one-stop customers and government officials observing federal funds in action.