Resources for Job Seekers
As our economy re-opens, RAISE and ConxusNEO are here to connect you to jobs that are available, workshops and training to build marketable skills, and other resources to support you through this challenging time.
Akron Pop-Up COVID-19 Testing
A COVID-19 pop-up testing site will be available in Akron on Friday December 4th and Sunday December 6th. Anyone can get a no-cost test at this location. No appointment is needed; walk-ins and drive-ins accepted both days. A health care provider’s referral is not needed. Quantities may be limited.
WHEN: Friday, December 4th & Sunday December 6th, 2020
TIME: 1:00pm – 6:00pm (both days)
WHERE: Summit County Public Health 1867 W. Market St. Akron, Ohio 44313
OhioMeansJobs Summit County is now offering virtual workshops for job seekers during the COVID-19 closure. Three video series are available – Applicant Tracking Systems, What’s in a Resume, and Answering Common Interview Questions.
Applicant Tracking Systems
In the Applicant Tracking Systems series, you will learn about common tracking systems used by employers and why your application might get flagged as well as tips on how to make sure your submission gets through.
What’s in a Resume
What’s in a Resume discusses common resume myths, items to highlight in your resume, and what key features should always be included.
Answering Common Interview Questions
Answering Common Interview Questions covers how to answer questions commonly asked during job interviews that many find difficult. The series will not only provide answers to these interview questions but also insight as to why employers ask them.
You can also register for an OhioMeansJobs virtual, one-on-one orientation.
Other Helpful Resources
Education & Training
Jobseekers may find they need to gain additional skills to be competitive for jobs that are in-demand. If you need to train or want to re-train, local career centers, colleges and universities, along with online learning platforms, can help prepare you.Search Local Education & Training Opportunities
Healthcare Training Database
Working in the healthcare industry is rewarding and fulfilling, making a difference in the lives of others. If you find that you need additional training to enter the healthcare workforce, click on the link below and select the occupation you want to train for. The results of your search will indicate the local education providers that are preparing students for great careers in healthcare.Search Training Database
IT Training Database
Search a database that includes Career Technical Center and Post-Secondary Training Providers in Northeast Ohio in the areas of IT, Technology and other computer-related training programs.Search Training Database
Stark State College
Stark State College is providing online training for certificates and programs at low- to no-cost for Summer 2020. Fast certificates and training for in-demand careers can give you a more solid future.
It’s important to check back as the list will be updated periodically.See List & Apply Now
Financial Empowerment Center
The Financial Empowerment Center offers free virtual financial coaching and tax preparation services by phone or video chat. Financial coaches can help you navigate financial challenges, contact your creditors, and develop a plan to stay on track with your finances. You can also schedule a time to chat with coaches if you have financial questions related to the economic stimulus, unemployment, taxes or student loans.
For more information and additional resources click the link below or call 2-1-1.
Greater Akron COVID-19 Assistance
If you’re laid-off from work or need help with unemployment, you can find information on financial assistance and more.Learn More
Akron Urban League Ignite: Connections that Fuel Success!
The Akron Urban League’s Ignite program works with you to coach and assist you in securing that long awaited financial success through livable wage employment. Register today to connect with an Ignite staff.Learn More
Summit County – PCs for People Affordable Computers for Families Program
Click on the link to learn more and register for Summit County’s program with PCs for People to distribute needed PC equipment to families with K-12 students. You can also call 216-777-4441 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgLearn More
Akron Public Schools “Connectors” Network
Akron Public Schools is expanding its efforts to work with families and/or students who need support with digital connectivity and the online learning platform.
Parents in need can also reach out to the district’s family engagement center directly at 330-761-2810.Learn More
Access from AT&T provides low-cost internet service for eligible households.
- Free installation and in-home Wi-Fi®
- No annual contract
- No deposit
Internet service for $10/mo. or less based on the maximum speed available at your address up to 25Mbps. LIMITED-TIME OFFERLearn More
Spectrum Internet Assist
The Spectrum Internet Assist program provides reliable, high-speed internet access at an affordable price for those who qualify.
Eligible low-income households can receive discounted 30 Mbps high-speed internet, along with Security Suite and an internet modem, at no additional charge.
Spectrum Internet Assist requires no contracts, and as always, there are no data caps or hidden fees.
To qualify for this program, one or more members of your household must currently receive assistance under one of the following programs:
- National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
- Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the NSLP
- Supplemental Security Income (For Applicants 65+ Years of Age)
EveryoneOn - Digital Learning Knowledge Center
EveryoneOn Digital Learning Center facilitates access to free online resources.
These resources span five categories, including: Computer and internet basics, Education, Health, Employment and Financial literacy
Akron-Summit County Public Library Job Resources
You can still access valuable information by visiting the Akron-Summit County Public Library (ASCPL) virtually. All it takes is your library card. No library card? No problem! You can sign up for one online.
Visit the Job Resource section of the ASCPL’s website to access:
- Free online training including vocational practice tests and skill-building tutorials
- Publications with practical advice for resume writing , job interview tips, etc.
- Research and find information about potential employers
Wi-Fi is available from branch library parking lots. Please practice social distancing or remain in your vehicle. Find Your Local LibraryLearn More
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) has expanded its unemployment call center hours to better meet the increased need for services. Individuals needing to reset their PIN or submit an application may call 1-877-OHIO-JOB (1-877-644-6562) toll-free during the following days and times:
Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Those needing other assistance with their claims may call 1-877-OHIO-JOB (1-877-644-6562) toll-free during normal weekday business hours.
More information on Coronavirus Unemployment Benefits can be found on the ODJFS website, linked below.Learn More
IRS – Economic Impact Payment Info for Non-Filers
Are you wondering if you will automatically receive an Economic Impact Payment? To receive the payment automatically, the IRS states that most eligible U.S. taxpayers will receive payment automatically, including if you:
- Filed a federal income tax for 2018 or 2019
- Received Social Security retirement, disability (SSDI), or survivor benefits
- Received Railroad Retirement benefits
However, if you do not meet any of the criteria above, the IRS created a tool in order for non-filers to provide additional information to receive the Economic Impact Payment.Learn More
Ohio Bureau of Worker's Compensation COVID-19 FAQ
Get answers to Frequently Asked Questions pertaining to COVID-19.Learn More
Free Legal Advice
Community Legal Aid wants to make sure everyone knows their rights. Join them on Facebook every Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. or their Ask a Lawyer Live series on Facebook.
During the Facebook live event, one of their attorneys will share information about a legal topic relevant to our community during Covid-19, with a question and answer session at the end of each online presentation.
Anyone with a Facebook account can attend this free event by visiting the Community Legal Aid Facebook page at 5:00 p.m. from an internet connected device including computer, tablet, or smartphone.More Info