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Summer Youth Employment Program Registration Is Underway

Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro announced today that registration is underway for the Summit County 2017 Summer Youth Employment Program. Youths between the ages of 14 – 24 as of June 1, 2017, may qu

Legal Notice: Public Hearing Announcement for Title XX

The County of Summit Department of Job and Family Services (CSDJFS) is conducting a Title XX public hearing on Monday, April 24, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at the Firestone Triangle Bui

Job and Family Services closed on Friday, July 29, 2016

On Friday, July 29, Summit County Executive Russ Pry’s Department of Job and Family Services at 1180 South Main Street, its offices in the OhioMeansJobs Center at 1040 East Ta


The Summit County Department of Job and Family Services exists to serve the people of Summit County, Ohio, by providing social and career-development services to better the lives of the entire community.

The Summit County DJFS is funded at the county, state and federal level and is charged with executing various programs designed to help people with certain financial, medical and social services. These programs are in place to help ensure that everyone’s basic needs are met, including sufficient nourishment, shelter, medical care and critical social services ranging from childcare to career development.

Job training and skill building are critical DJFS missions intent on providing clients the education, life and workforce skills necessary to find quality jobs and transition to sustainable financial independence.

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Ilene Shapiro, County Executive

County Executive Ilene ShapiroCounty Executive Ilene Shapiro became the fifth Summit County Executive in August of 2016. As Executive, Ilene manages a budget of nearly a half billion dollars and nine departments including: Administrative Services, Communications,  . . .

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Pat Divoky, Director

Patricia L. Divoky earned her BS in Nursing from Kent State University in 1975 and began her career as a staff nurse at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Cleveland. She went on to manage a number of healthcare staffing agencies in . . .

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