The Washington Information Directory (WID) is one of the most historically successful publications at CQ Press. Although it is a “directory,” it has lived in the Library/Annual Edition portfolio because it has a unique profile - it is topically organized, and within the taxonomic structure the relevant organizations are listed not only with contact information but with a brief paragraph describing what the organization (whether government or non-governmental) does related to that topic. It focuses on Washington - in order to be listed, an organization must have an office in the Washington metropolitan area. These descriptions are not boilerplate advertising material from the organizations; rather, they are hand-crafted by a talented freelance research team. In addition, WID pulls together 55 organization charts for federal agencies, congressional resources related to each chapter topic, hotline and contact information for various specific areas of interest (from Food Safety Resources to internships in Washington), and an extensive list of active congressional caucuses and contact details. WID has two appendices, one with thorough information on congresspersons and committees, and the second with governors and embassies.

Employment and Training Programs

Employment and training programs



Employment and Training Administration (ETA) (Labor Dept.), 200 Constitution Ave. N.W., #S2307, 20210; (202) 693-2772. Suzan LeVine, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary. Press, (215) 861-5100. Toll-free general information, 877-US2-JOBS. TTY, (877) 889-5627.

General email,


Administers federal government job training and worker dislocation programs, federal grants to states for public employment service programs, and unemployment insurance benefits, primarily through state and local workforce development systems.

Employment and Training Administration (ETA) (Labor Dept.), Workforce Investment (OWI), 200 Constitution Ave. N.W., #C4526, 20210; (202) 693-3980. Fax, (202) 693-3981. Vacant, Administrator.


Provides workers with information, job search assistance, and training. Helps employers acquire skilled workers. Provides national leadership, oversight, policy guidance, and technical assistance under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Oversees programs administered through ...

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