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Start Your Career. Join Job Corps.

(800) 733-5627

Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. For eligible young people at least 16 years of age that qualify as low income, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life.

Job Corps is accepting students.

Learn about applying for Job Corps

Find out if you qualify for Job Corps.

For detailed information about Job Corps' eligibility criteria, see our eligibility factsheet (292 kb PDF file).

If you or someone you know is interested in joining Job Corps, please call the following phone number (800) 733-JOBS or (800) 733-5627, where an operator will provide you with general information about Job Corps, refer you to the admissions counselor closest to where you live and mail you an information packet. Young people interested in joining Job Corps are invited to visit our Recruiting Website, which is also available in Spanish (Español).                                                                                                                                                                          

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DOL Office of Inspector General (OIG) Report on Job Corps

Latest Employment and Training Administration (ETA) Response to OIG Report: March 14, 2014

National Job Corps’ Training Conference April 22–24, 2015 Presentations

​The following nine PowerPoint presentations (training and informational sessions) were presented by DOL’s Employment and Training Administration leadership, Office of Job Corps, and the Civil Rights Center at the National Job Corps Association/Foundation for Youth Opportunities’ National Job Corps’ Training Conference held April 22–24, 2015 :

Note: The videos below may take a few moments to load and require Adobe Flash Player to be viewed. Instructions for viewing a video (131 kb PDF file) are available. If you don't have Adobe Flash Player installed on your computer, you may download it from If you cannot see a particular video, a transcript is available for it.

Mark Shriver Congratulates Job Corps Graduates

Below is a three-and-a-half-minute video of Mark Shriver (son of Job Corps founder Sargent Shriver) congratulating Job Corps graduates nationwide on National Job Corps Commencement Day, August 24, 2012.

Mark Shriver Video

Mark Shriver video transcript

Note: This video has been provided to Job Corps courtesy of the National Job Corps Association.

Performance Results
Interactive Map

Below is a two-minute video about the new interactive map regarding Job Corps Center Performance Results.

Performance Results Map Video

Performance Results Map video transcript


Job Corps supports the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Distracted Driving Initiative to combat distracted driving. For more information on this initiative, please see OSHA's Distracted Driving page at

The following documents concern historic renovations at Gulfport Job Corps Center in Gulfport, Mississippi.

Note: The above PDF file(s) open in a new window and require Adobe Acrobat Reader to be viewed. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer, you may go to Adobe's Web site to download it.

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