Category Archives: Employers

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 […]

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 […]

OhioMeansJob Center to Suspend Public Access; Public Should Apply for Unemployment Online or Over Phone

Effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the OhioMeansJobs Center located at 1040 E. Tallmadge Ave in Akron will temporarily suspend access to the public. This suspension includes the Resource Room. Summit County residents must apply for unemployment benefits over the phone or online. This requirement was in place prior to the suspension of public access. To […]

Local Employers: Building a Recovery-Friendly Workplace

Recovery-friendly workplaces support their communities by recognizing recovery from substance use disorder as a strength, and by being willing to work intentionally with people in recovery. These workplaces encourage a healthy and safe environment where employers, employees and communities can collaborate to create positive change and eliminate barriers for those affected by addiction. Read more […]

Youth Job Fest 2019: October 4

Join us at OhioMeansJobs Summit County on October 4, 2019 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. for Youth Job Fest 2019. Local employers will be onsite to meet with and hire youth ages 16 to 24. Bring your resume/work history so you can apply on the spot. Interview attire is encouraged. There will be an optional […]

2018 Veteran and Community Career Expo

  The 2018 Veteran and Community Career Expo, sponsored by Timken Steel, will be held at the University of Akron Student Union on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Pre-registration is available at    Jobseekers The event will run from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, with 10:00 am to 11:00 am dedicated strictly to veterans. The […]

Grant Money Now Available! Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program

The Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program is an employer-driven program designed to provide direct financial assistance to train workers and improve the economic competitiveness of Ohio’s employers. The Voucher Program is designed to offset a portion, via reimbursement, of the employer’s costs to improve the skills of its incumbent workforce. The Voucher Program will […]

Businesses: Discover On-the-Job Training

On Wednesday, October 4, 2017, OhioMeansJobs Summit County will host area businesses for two “Discover On-the-Job-Training” events. These special events will provide employers with an overview of the On-the-Job Training (OJT) grant program. OJTs help to reduce the risk of hiring and training new employees by reimbursing employers for related expenses. Employers will also have an opportunity to learn about OhioMeansJobs Summit […]

Attention Businesses! Incumbent Workforce Training Funds Available!

The Ohio Development Services Agency released new information regarding the Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program. Click here to learn more about the program, guidelines for participation, and more!

A New Way to Find a Great Job

What is TalentNEO and Skills-Based Hiring? Find out more. Ready to sign up for your WorkKeys assessment? Click here to register for the assessment at OhioMeansJobs Summit County.