Frequently Asked Questions

I did not finish high school, how can you help me?

OMJSC partners with many organizations throughout the county to assist clients seeking their GED certification. Project Learn of Summit County is a one-stop service partner and site for GED testing in the area. Stop by OMJSC for more information.

I’m a veteran. What services are available to me?

Veterans receive priority of service at OMJSC, meaning a veteran or other covered person (a veteran’s spouse) is given priority for services delivered by our center. These services include employment placement and training.

Additionally, when veterans need other assistance, we can help provide linkages to community organizations dedicated to serving veterans.

I have a disability. What services are available to me?

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) is a partner at OMJSC and keeps limited office hours at the one-stop (in addition to the main regional office in downtown Akron). OOD can help a person identify and develop skills needed to successfully obtain and keep employment.

OMJSC’s Resource Room has some adaptive equipment for those with visual impairments.

I was recently laid off, how can you help me?

The best place to start is with an OMJSC orientation. During orientation, you’ll learn more about how can prepare you for job seeking and talk with an employment specialist. Stop in on a Monday to attend an orientation on the hour anytime between 9 AM and 3 PM.

What kind of training is available?

Training services are offered under the federal Workforce Investment Act and require certain circumstances for eligibility. If a client is eligible, they may be able to receive funding to attend short-term training that provides a recognized industry certification. Funding is subject to availability. For more information, attend an OMJSC orientation.

What workshops are offered, and what will I learn in them?

We offer a number of workshops designed to improve your job searching skills, including resume writing, financial literacy, internet and email basics, and more.

When is OMJSC orientation?

Please see our current calendar to find out when orientation is held. Clients must be registered to attend. To register, please call 330-633-1050 or stop in.

How do I get started with staff-assisted services?

The first steps to receiving staff-assisted services is to attend an OMJSC Orientation and register. After attending Orientation and Career Workshop, you will be able to meet one-on-one with an Employment Specialist.

Can I bring my child with me into OMJSC?

You certainly can. One unique feature of OMJSC is the Fun Stop: a free, drop-in daycare center for children up to 12 years old. As long as you are using the Resource Room or meeting with a specialist on-site, you may leave your child at the Fun Stop.