In Stark County, publicly-funded employment services are available to local job seekers who meet set income requirements. Support is also offered for employers and small businesses to help offset hiring costs, so they can expand their workforce with eligible employees. Learn about available community-based work programs and find out if you qualify today.
If you or someone you know is under-employed, unemployed or may soon become unemployed, learn about your options for cash, food and employment assistance.
For families who meet the requirements for Ohio’s Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program, cash benefits are available for up to 36 months. The goal of Ohio Works First is to support families who need a little extra help as they work toward employment and self-sufficiency. Learn more and apply online.
WEP places individuals in jobs with contracted area businesses, where they work in exchange for cash and/or food assistance benefits. To participate, employees must meet the Ohio Works First eligibility requirements and demonstrate financial need.
The high cost to hire and train new employees can be a significant obstacle for local businesses. SEP helps to offset these costs by awarding businesses a monthly subsidy for hiring employees who meet financial and eligibility requirements.