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Legal Notice: Payroll Services for the 2016 Summer Youth Employment Program

Electronic bids will be received no later than Monday, April 18, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. EST and are to be submitted at,

County of Summit Relocates Department of Job and Family Services and Several Other Offices

Many Summit County government offices will make Firestone Park their new home this month when they relocate to the former Bridgestone/Firestone campus in Akron. Beginning Wednes

ABAWD Work Requirement

Since the economic downturn in 2008, the federal government has granted states a waiver for the work requirement for food-assistance recipients who are able-bodies adults withou


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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Russ Pry, County Executive

Russ Pry was sworn in as Summit County Executive on July 13, 2007. As Executive, Russ Pry serves as the chief executive officer of county government, with an annual budget of nearly a half a billion dollars. County . . .

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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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