Summit County Department of Job and Family Services is funded at the county, state, and federal levels and is charged with executing various programs designed to help residents with certain financial, medical and social services.
Job and Family Services programs are in place to help ensure that everyone’s basic needs are met, including sufficient nourishment, shelter, medical care, and critical social services ranging from child care to career development.
JFS offers the following programs to Summit County residents:
• Adult Protective Services
• Child Care
• Comprehensive Case Management and Employment Program (CCMEP)
• Ohio Works First (OWF)
• Prevention, Retention, and Contingency (PRC)
• Refugee Resettlement Services
• Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
OhioMeansJobs Summit County is the local, all-in-one workforce resource center and provides a full range of free services to job seekers and businesses.
OhioMeansJobs Summit County is THE go-to for everything workforce: job postings and referrals, career counseling, workshops, training and education, skill and aptitude testing, and much more.
Building Opportunities for Sustained Success (BOSS) is designed to help youths 14 to 24 to build the skills needed to obtain and retain employment. BOSS offers support services and case management to help overcome barriers and achieve your unique goals.
OhioMeansJobs Summit County has an internal team of business service consultants and recruiters whose primary purpose is helping you find talented job seekers that match your company’s needs. This team of experienced professionals works closely with you to identify the skills and aptitudes necessary to successful job performance and then finds people who match those attributes. We recruit candidates through email and phone calls, request their resumes, and then screen those resumes for the best fit to your job.
The OMJ Resource Room offers access to job searching tools including internet-connected computers, copiers, and machines, and services for those with disabilities.
Summit County Department of Job and Family Services
Russell M. Pry Building
1180 South Main St. Akron, OH 44301
Monday through Friday
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
OhioMeansJobs–Summit County Center
1040 East Tallmadge Ave. Akron, OH 44310
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Resource Room hours:*
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Resource Room offers extended hours on Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ONLY