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.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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For more information and additional resources click the link below or call 2-1-1.

 

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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.

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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.

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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 ohio@pcsforpeople.com

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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.

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AT&T

AT&T is offering two months of free service to new customers who order Access by May 23, 2020. $5/mo or $10/mo thereafter, depending on your speed. Click on the link to apply.

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Spectrum/Charter Communications Remote Education Credit

If you are in a household with K-12 and/or college students, you can receive free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days at any service level up to 100 Mbps. This is only for household that do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. To Enroll call 1-844-488-8395 now through Tuesday, June 30, or click on the link for more details.

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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

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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 Library

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Unemployment Information

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.

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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.

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Ohio Bureau of Worker's Compensation COVID-19 FAQ

Get answers to Frequently Asked Questions pertaining to COVID-19.

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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.

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