RAISE Job & Resource Series Events

Free • 4 Weeks • Job Information • Resources • Support • Connections


All scheduled workshops and the March 26th Job Fair are canceled due to the mandatory ban of large gatherings and the decision to close schools. We are all doing our part to slow the spread of infection within our community.

At the same time, we are committed to connecting employers with residents who are looking for a job or who seek a better opportunity. This site will be updated over the coming days and weeks to inform job seekers of potential opportunities that would have been offered at the Job Fair.

Thank you for your understanding.

Ready to RAISE Your Potential?

A good job can help improve your life and provide for your family. Maybe you’re unemployed, or you have a job, but you want a better one. Maybe you’re working a couple jobs to make ends meet. If you have a high school diploma, GED, some experience, skills, training, or education and you want a better future, RAISE: Good Jobs for Greater Akron can connect you with information, resources and support to help you succeed.

Weeks 2 & 3 – Job Prep Courses & Workshops

WHEN: March 9 – March 20
Various locations

Workshops Available*

  • Resume writing
  • Interviewing
  • Applying Online
  • Preparing for success on the job
  • Wrap-around support

*Information and details will be available Week 1 – First Session

Register Now

Week 4 – Job & Training Fair

WHEN: March 26, 4:00-8:00 PM
WHERE: Buchtel Community Learning Center 1040 Copley Rd, Akron, OH 44320

  • Employers with job openings ready to hire
  • Submit applications
  • Enroll in additional training or education opportunities
  • Success Coaches and support services available

Register Now

Week 1 – First Session

WHEN: March 3, 5:30-7:30 PM
WHERE: Buchtel Community Learning Center 1040 Copley Rd, Akron, OH 44320

We’ll work with you, employers and our community to support you during this process.

FREE Childcare and Food Available at Event

What to Expect:

  • Get information on good jobs & career opportunities
  • Find out what skills are needed for the jobs
  • Learn about education & training opportunities
  • Get assistance from Success Coaches
  • Register for financial support
  • Get information from employers
  • Register for free workshops available in Weeks 2 & 3
  • Get connected with resources
    • Transportation
    • Housing
    • Financial
    • Veterans services
    • Re-entry support

Companies in Various Industries Hiring:

  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Technology
  • Customer Service
  • CDL

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