All posts by Grace Glaubman

Connect Summit County – Internet Access for Summit County Citizens

          Connect Summit County provides internet access to citizens of Summit County to improve their quality of life.  Due to COVID 19, access to traditional services that were provided face to face have now gone virtual and low-income households have limited access to necessary services provided in the community. Connect Summit […]

Ohio Unemployment Claimants with Overpayments Can Now Apply for Waivers

Unemployment claimants with non-fraud overpayments that they received at no fault of their own can now request waivers that, if approved, would absolve the claimant from repaying those funds to the state. Money will be returned to claimants who qualify for a waiver but who previously repaid the overpayment. “Federal changes in unemployment rules, criteria, […]

ODJFS Details Recent Improvements in the Unemployment Program

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) Director Matt Damschroder and former U.S. Attorney David DeVillers, the agency’s Cyber Fraud Law Enforcement Working Group Lead, provided updates today on continuous improvements in the unemployment program. In January, ODJFS enlisted the help of a Public-Private Partnership team, which is made up of insurance, banking, and […]

Ohio Development Services Agency announces new grants for small and medium-sized businesses

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted last week announced the launch of four grant programs to help small and medium-sized businesses recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. “These four new grant programs will help industries that experienced losses over the last year because of the pandemic,” said Governor DeWine. “Ohio’s […]

$300 Weekly Unemployment Supplements Ending June 26

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) is reminding Ohioans that the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program will end in Ohio on June 26. This federal program has provided an additional $300 a week to all eligible claimants receiving unemployment benefits.  “As Governor DeWine has said, when this program was put in […]

Summit & Medina Workforce Area COG Board Meeting – 6/24/21

The Summit and Medina Workforce Area Council of Governments (SAMWA COG) Board will convene its next public meeting on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. The meeting will be virtual via Zoom video conference. The public may click here to join. The SAMWA COG is responsible for implementing, governing, and administering all workforce development programming, as permitted […]

Summit Medina Workforce Development Board Meeting – 6/24/21

The Summit/Medina Workforce Development Board (WDB) will hold its next regular meeting on Thursday, June 24, 2021, at 8:00 AM. The meeting will convene virtually via Microsoft Teams. (Join Microsoft Teams Meeting here) The WDB is comprised of business, non-profit and government representatives from Summit and Medina Counties, which together form Ohio’s Local Workforce Area 2. The […]

OhioMeansJobs Summit County Phase 2 Reopening Announced

On Tuesday, June 1, 2021, OhioMeansJobs Summit County will begin Phase 2 of its reopening to the public. To ensure customer and employee safety, the office will be open by appointment only. Appointments will be available at the East Tallmadge Ave. location between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Customers will be required to wear a […]

2021 Draft NEO Workforce Region (NOW) & Local Plans Available for Public Comment

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a federal law enacted in 2014 to reform and modernize the public workforce system. WIOA requires Governors to designate local and regional workforce development areas, and requires these areas to create local and regional workforce development plans. The Northeast Ohio Workforce (NOW) region was designated as a […]

Request for Proposals Announced: SFY 2022 One-Stop Operator Services at OhioMeansJobs Medina County

The Workforce Development Board (WDB) for Ohio’s Local Area 2, comprised of Summit and Medina Counties, announces the issuance of a Request for Proposal (RFP) packet for entities seeking to provide the following services during State Fiscal Year 2022: One-Stop Operator Services at OhioMeansJobs Medina County Mandatory Letter of Intent: Any organization wishing to respond […]