Who We Are & What We Do
Think of The Job Center as a Workforce Mall. The Job Center in Summit County is a facility where more than 13 workforce service providers are housed under the same roof to better serve the needs of both businesses and job seekers. The facility is the result of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 which mandated that career centers be developed throughout the nation for the convenience of employers and job seekers. The Job Center is based on the premise that a public/private partnership done well is the best solution to our workforce issues. The Job Center is business driven to accommodate all of our community’s workforce needs. It’s mission is to maximize employment and economic opportunity in Summit County by being the resource for every employer and job seeker in the region.
The Summit and Medina County Region is one of Ohio’s 20 local workforce investment areas. These local areas are part of a comprehensive workforce development system that integrates Ohio’s economic development, workforce development, and education and training systems into a cohesive and effective system. The Summit/Medina Workforce Investment Board, appointed by local elected officials, is an advisory board that directs the uses of workforce development funds in our counties, coordinates with economic development efforts, and develops strategies to address major workforce development needs. There are two world-class workforce facilities within the Summit/Medina region offering employers, workers and job seekers an array of services.