OhioMeansJobs Summit County Partners

Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority (AMHA) provides safe, decent and sanitary housing to low and moderate income citizens. Administers Summit County’s subsidized senior and family housing, Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8), and Scattered Sites programs. Resident support programs include Family Self-Sufficiency, congregate senior dining centers, health screenings, computer learning centers, and drug prevention/education.

(330) 762-9631 | AkronHousing.org

Akron Summit Community Action, Inc. (ASCA) is a private non-profit corporation operating various programs that assist Summit County low-income residents to become self-sufficient. These programs include Head Start, Early Head Start, Foster Grandparent Program, Circles®, Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), Pathways HUB and Akron Summit Earned Income Tax Credit Program.

Emergency Services: 670 W. Exchange Akron, OH 44302

Corporate Office: 55 E. Mill Street, Akron, OH 44308

Emergency: (330) 253-8806 | Corporate: (330) 376-7730 | Website

The Greater Akron Chamber promotes, encourages, and stimulates the economic growth and prosperity of Summit, Portage and Medina Counties. Encourages existing businesses to remain and expand; attracts new companies to the region.

(330) 376-5550 | GreaterAkronChamber.org

Job Corps is a federally funded year round residential education and vocational training program that services disadvantaged youth between the ages of 16-24. The upper age limit is waived for students with disabilities. Students who attend Job Corps are taught a vocation, employability skills, and are given the opportunity to obtain their GED/and or High School Diploma. Job Corps requires an 8 to 12 month commitment with a maximum of 2 years of eligibility. Job Corps is free to all eligible students.

(800) 733-5627 - (330) 630-4623 | JobCorps.gov

Mature Services’ Employment & Training Solutions provides a variety of services designed to help mature workers find full and part-time employment. The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) provides low-income (125% of poverty) individuals age 55 plus with part-time work experience and training opportunities for 20 hours per week. Mature Workers’ Job Club assists individuals age 55 plus to develop new job search strategies through intensive job seeking seminars. Mature Staffing Systems is a staffing service specializing in placing individuals age 40 and older. Employer Based Training covers 100 percent of the wages for up to 12 weeks for employers who intend on hiring SCSEP program participants.

(330) 762-8666 | MatureServices.org

Metro Regional Transit Authority provides transportation for the public along fixed routes at scheduled times. Provides transportation for older adults and persons with disabilities through METRO SCAT and ADA complementary para transit. Metro Regional Transit stops at OMJ Summit County throughout the day. Check bus schedule for times.

(330) 762-0341 | AkronMetro.org

The Next Step Program aims to serve all Summit County youth ages 14-21 through a one-stop employment model by creation of an Employment Resource Room. This resource room contains a listing of work-shops, job posting board, computers for job search and various employment materials. Further intensive services are available for income qualifying youth.

(330) 630-4640

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services provides access to unemployment services and labor market information, as well as Wagner-Peyser job placement assistance, veterans’ employment programs, Unemployment Compensation re-employment services and TAA re-employment services.

(330) 633-1050 | JFS.Ohio.gov

The Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities Agency (OOD), Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR) and Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired (BSVI) provide employment rehabilitation services to persons with physical, mental and emotional disabilities.

(330) 643-3080 | OOD.Ohio.gov

Project Learn of Summit County offers literacy and high school equivalency preparation classes for adults who are at least 16* years of age.  Students must register with Project Learn by calling 330-434-9461.  In addition to services at OMJ Summit County, Project Learn offers a variety of adult education services at 20 locations throughout Summit County including literacy, high school equivalency Preparation, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and College and Career Prep classes.  Project Learn is also an official GED Test Center in Summit County.

*Because compulsory school attendance is to the age of 18 in the state of Ohio, additional requirements are in place for those who are under the age of 19. Please contact us for information.

(330) 434-9461 | ProjectLearnSummit.org

The Summit County Department of Job and Family Services administer all public assistance and social service programs as well as Title XX, childcare and Medicaid. Works to develop a comprehensive array of human services programs to meet the needs of eligible county residents. Residents of Summit County may apply for TANF (OWF), food assistance, Medicaid and childcare.

(330) 633-1050 | SummitDJFS.org

The University of Akron is an institute of higher learning which offers credit and non-credit programs to the student body and to the surrounding community.

(330) 972-8852 | UAkron.edu

PathStone is a private not-for-profit community-based organization that provides training and employment services to migrant and seasonal farmworkers through funds from the Workforce Investment Act. PathStone also provides various supportive services. PathStone staff is bi-lingual in English and Spanish and an important resource for the one-stop.

Akron Office: (330) 620-0467 Ohio Outreach: (419) 577-9631 Fax: (567) 424-6957 | PathStone.org

North American Indian Cultural Center (NAICC) is the grant recipient and provider of services of WIA Title I training and employment funds for Native Americans.

(330) 724-9298 | OhioIndians.org

Goodwill is a private non-profit agency operating a variety of programs to help people prepare for, find and retain employment. These services fall within three basic categories: Career/Job Seeker including career exploration/advising, resume & interview preparation and skill identification; Business/Employer including recruitment, applicant screening and pre-employment testing; and Individualized including assessments/adjustments, evaluations for individuals with visual impairments, job coaching, placement/retention, work experience and youth programs.

(800) 989-8428 - (330) 724-6995 | GoodwillAkron.org