Summit & Medina Workforce Area COG Board Meeting – 10/6/21

The Summit and Medina Workforce Area Council of Governments (SAMWA COG) Board will convene its next public meeting on Thursday, October 6, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. The meeting will take place at the Radisson Hotel Akron/Fairlawn Board Room located at 200 Montrose West Avenue, Akron, OH 44321. The SAMWA COG is responsible for implementing, governing, and […]

Summit Medina Workforce Development Board Meeting – 9/30/21

The Summit/Medina Workforce Development Board (WDB) will hold its next regular meeting on Thursday, September 30, 2021, at 8:00 AM. The meeting will take place at the Radisson Hotel Akron/Fairlawn Blossom Room located at 200 Montrose West Avenue, Akron, OH 44321. The WDB is comprised of business, non-profit and government representatives from Summit and Medina Counties, […]

Unemployment Updates: Pandemic unemployment programs end Sept. 4, fraud and overpayment waiver efforts continue

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) Director Matt Damschroder today provided updates on several topics related to Ohio’s unemployment program. Pandemic unemployment benefit programs end Sept. 4 Federal stimulus legislation that created Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) benefits expires across the nation in early September. […]

$28.5 million in housing aid distributed by Summit County Executive and community partners since start of COVID-19 pandemic

SUMMIT COUNTY, OHIO — Since receiving a direct allocation of federal CARES Act funding in 2020, followed by an allocation of Emergency Rental Assistance funds in 2021, Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro, working with several community partners, has distributed over $28.5 million in housing aid to thousands of Summit County residents in need. According to […]

VA Representative – Emergency Assistance Center in Northfield

A Veterans Affairs representative will be at The Emergency Assistance Center (TEAC) in Northfield on the third Friday of every month to enroll veterans for medical benefits and answer questions about benefits. Appointments are not necessary but are recommended for shorter wait times. Please call 330-467-7945 to schedule. 9199 Olde 8 Road, Suite C, Northfield, […]

State Agencies Partner to Offer Naloxone, Stipends for Overdose Awareness/Naloxone Distribution Events, Planning Toolkit

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine recently signed Senate Bill 30, sponsored by Senator Matt Dolan (R-Chagrin Falls), designating Aug. 31 as Ohio Overdose Awareness Day. In support of Ohio Overdose Awareness Day and Recovery Month this September – RecoveryOhio, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) […]

August is Child Support Awareness Month

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) joins Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted in recognizing August as Child Support Awareness Month. To further raise awareness of the importance of child support, the agency also encourages Ohioans to wear green on Aug. 4 and post their “wear green” […]

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 […]