Employer Resources

Ohio Labor Market Information

Labor Market Information can help businesses make sound decisions and recruit qualified workers. In partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Bureau of Labor Market Information collects and analyzes industry, occupational and employment information.

Ohio Unemployment Data
Federal Form I-9

Use Form I-9 to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. All U.S. employers must properly complete Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States. This includes citizens and noncitizens. Both employees and employers (or authorized representatives of the employer) must complete the form.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

USCIS is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States. We are 19,000 government employees and contractors working at more than 200 offices across the world.

Summit County Department of Job & Family Services – Workforce Development

Workforce Development

Under the Workforce Investment Act of 1988, each state is required to maintain a one-stop delivery system that provides supportive services and easy access to information about job vacancies, career options, employment trends, and job-search opportunities. Our one-stop OhioMeansJobs–Summit County Center offers a path to economic independence by addressing the diverse needs of job seekers and helping them to find and retain employment that will lead to self-sufficiency, family stability, and stronger communities.

Summit and Medina Workforce Area Council of Governments (SAMWA COG)

 

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Ohio Means Jobs - On the Job Training - OJT

New employees, even those who have worked in your industry, often require training to learn about your specific processes and products. Depending upon the position, this training might last a few days, weeks, or months. For new hires who are eligible, we can help offset the cost of training through an On-the-Job Training (OJT) reimbursement program.

Ohio Means Jobs – Employer Resources
Ohio Means Jobs - Area 2

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) requires the establishment of local workforce areas within states based on geographic, industrial, educational, and other regional economic factors. Summit and Medina Counties together form Ohio’s Local Workforce Area 2.

Akron Urban League – Workforce Development

The Akron Urban League believes that combining job readiness and emotional intelligence training (life coping and critical thinking skills + exercising good judgment training) will address the turnover challenges and improve job retention and satisfaction. Our goal, therefore is to develop a curriculum that is individually-directed to assist individuals seeking employment to become not only employment ready, but emotionally able to address the stress of work/life balance and improve the quality of life for themselves and families.

Employers for Health Consortium: CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard

This consortium is focused on improving workplace wellness in Summit County by educating businesses on various workplace wellness strategies and encouraging the use of the CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard.  The Cuyahoga Falls Chamber believes a healthy workplace environment is important for the well-being of the region’s workforce and is an economic development asset.

  • This free online tool designed by the CDC helps employers assess whether they have implemented adequate science-based healthy worksite strategies to prevent serious health issues and reduce absenteeism, downtime, unproductivity, and insurance costs.
  • Aside from the individual health benefits of employees, fostering a healthier workplace environment can make Summit County more appealing to businesses and employees alike.
  • Click hereto visit the CDC’s website and further information on the ScoreCard.
  • Summit County Public Health info.

Western Reserve Hospital

Community Business Leaders Breakfast is offered each year in May. This free breakfast includes networking and a speaker focused on a business topic. The audience varies but typically includes civic and public officials, business, community, church and non-profit leaders.

To sign up to receive new and updates from the hospital, contact Kathy Romito at kromito@westenreservehospital.org

Cuyahoga Falls Library

 

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After creating an account (which only requires your name and e-mail address), you can watch videos, create playlists, bookmark pages, and obtain Certificates of Completion (that can be uploaded to your LinkedIn profile). Many courses also feature exercise files, so that if you’re watching a tutorial about Microsoft Excel you can follow the activity with downloadable, pre-populated Excel spreadsheet files.

 

MakerSpace – The MakerSpace is a room designed to offer patrons free access to a variety of tech and craft equipment. This space serves all ages as it includes a Cricut Crafting Machine, Adobe Creative Suite, Jewelry Making Tool Kit, Button Makers, Ellison Die Cutter, Green Screen, VHS to DVD convertor and more! Teachers, entrepreneurs, crafters and organizations are all invited to utilize this space. One-on-one tech assistance and MakerSpace programming is also available. For new visitors, it is recommended you visit during a staffed time. For questions on the MakerSpace, please visit us at the information desk or call 330-928-2117.
Current Hours

  • Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3-7 pm
  • Wednesdays 9 am-1 pm
  • Fridays 9 am-6 pm (non-staffed)
  • Saturdays 1-4 pm

See our calendar for upcoming orientation sessions and classes. View our MakerSpace Policy.

 

Lynda
Cuyahoga Falls Library is pleased to offer its cardholders access to Lynda.com’s library of instructional videos. Normally, using Lynda.com requires a paid subscription, but as a Cuyahoga Falls Library cardholder you can access Lynda.com content from any computer with an internet connection simply by entering your library card number and four-digit PIN. Log into Lynda.com  Please note that you can only access course content through the Cuyahoga Falls Library login page, and not by directly visiting the Lynda.com homepage.

 

What is Lynda.com?
Now owned by LinkedIn, Lynda.com has been the leading provider of online learning content for 20 years. Lynda.com has more than 12,000 courses, ranging from computer programming to project management including instruction on various computer software, programming languages, and business topics. The video courses are taught by industry experts and are designed for any skill level.

Courses include:

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc.)
  • Adobe Create Suites (Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, etc.)
  • Latest versions of popular operating systems such as Windows 10, iOS, Android, Linux
  • Coding and markup languages such as C, Java, Python, Ruby, MySQL, HTML, CSS and PHP
  • Business skills, communication, marketing and leadership
  • Data analysis, cloud computing, server management
  • Creative arts including photography, video editing 3D animation, and more

 

Lynda.com also offers more than 50 different learning paths to help users stay ahead in their current job or change careers. Examples of learning paths include how to become a web developer, IT security specialist, project manager, or small business owner.

 

 

 

Libby –Borrow and read ebooks and audiobooks from your local public library for free! Get the app today! Or, use it in your web browser at libbyapp.com.

Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce Membership Directory

The Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce has an on-line Member Directory that is filled with local businesses and resources. Chamber Members may request a free emailed copy of the Member Directory in Excel. This is a perk of Chamber Membership.

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