To provide assistance in serving job seeker needs, OhioMeansJobs Portage County partners with state and local agencies to provide resources at one location. Below is a list of partners that maintain office hours in our agency.
Apply online here
Claimant Customer Service line: 877-644-6562
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD)
- Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR)
- Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired (BSVI)
161 S. High St., Suite 103
Akron, OH 44308-1615
TTY (330) 643-3090
FAX (330) 643-3084
OOD provides direct, personalized services to help people with disabilities obtain or maintain jobs. Our counselors work with you on a one to one basis to plan an individualized program leading to employment.
OOD’s program is eligibility based. To be eligible, a person must: have a disability which constitutes or results in a substantial impediment to employment; be able to benefit from services in terms of an employment outcome; and require services to prepare for, secure, retain or regain employment.
Anyone can refer an individual for services. Self-referrals are welcome. Contact us for more details.
- Participant Information/Application for Vocational Rehabilitation Services
- Participant Information/Application for Vocational Rehabilitation Services - Large Print
VANTAGE Workforce Solutions
VANTAGE Workforce Solutions connects seniors to employment by offering job training and placement to low-income adults age 55 and older.
We oversee the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), which provides paid job training for Ohio seniors at non-profit and governmental agencies. Our program participants find experience and success working part-time at our host agencies located in Portage County and across the state of Ohio.
Contact us at 330-782-0978 or toll-free 1-800-472-8961, or visit vantageaging.org/workforcesolutions for more information.
There is also a three step electronic option for applying:
1. Individuals go to the following website https://vantageaging.org/applynow/
2. Enter your contact information and you’ll receive an encrypted e-mail with application materials
3. Applicants return completed application materials through an encrypted and secure method provided.
Maplewood Career Center's Aspire Program offers basic skills in math, reading, English/language, life skills, computer literacy, GED/HSE prep, Medical Readiness, Job Ready, and transitioning skills to enter post-secondary education, training or trade all free-of-charge. Classes are held all year round and held throughout Portage County in the morning, afternoon, and evening with sites conveniently located on the bus line.
If you would like further information on post-secondary education, training, trade, or need a GED/HSE Voucher Number, please see below:
7075 St. Rt. 88
Ravenna, Ohio 44266