Mission

The mission of OhioMeansJobs Summit County is to maximize employment and economic opportunity in Summit County by being the resource for every job seeker and employer in the region. The existence of OhioMeansJobs Summit County is mandated and steered by a federal law called the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014. WIOA is a robust piece of legislation designed to deal with crucial issues in the delivery of workforce development, and the passage of the bill represents the benefits of a bicameral and bipartisan approach in addressing the nation’s need for a more modern workforce development system. The purpose of the law is to increase opportunities for individuals with barriers to employment, support alignment of workforce investment, education, and economic development systems, provide workers with the skills and credentials to secure and advance employment, and provide well-trained, motivated employees for local businesses and industries. The public workforce system under WIOA supports economic growth and provides workers with the information, support, job search assistance, supportive services, and training in industries and occupations that are in high demand.