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September 2016
Volume 13, Issue 2
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Massillon Job Fair Scheduled for September 28
In This Month’s Issue
Massillon Job Fair
Scheduled for September
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aving just completed another successful Alliance Job Fair in July, OhioMeansJobs Stark
County is gearing up again and heading to western Stark County to produce the 2016
Massillon Job Fair on Wednesday, September 28th. This is the third consecutive year OMJ
Stark will team up with the City of Massillon, The Independent, Monster, Mix 94.1, NewsMassillon Job Fair Flier
Talk 1480 WHBC and the Massillon Area Chamber of Commerce to host this event from
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9:00 a.m. to noon at the Massillon Recreation Center.
Buckeye ESOL Program
Continues Growth
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Project Homeless Connect
Prepares for Annual Event
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Overheard in a Workshop
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OSU Extension Brings
Nutrition Classes to OMJ
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Upcoming Events
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“We are pleased to have such enthusiastic partners who bring a variety of resources to
help us promote and execute this event,” said Jennifer Meek Eells, Executive Director of the
Stark Tuscarawas Workforce Development Board.
Employers can reserve space by contacting Kelly Haer, OMJ Business Services Manager, at
[email protected] or 330-491-2649. The registration fee is $75.00.
The following employers are currently scheduled to attend the job fair.
Ameridial Healthcare Solutions
Cintas Corporation
Comfort Keepers
Complete Healthcare
Fedex Custom Critical
Fresh Mark, Inc.
Great Work Employment Services
Heritage Home Health Care of Stark County
Maid Brigade
PSC Industrial Outsourcing, LP
RW Screw Products
The Plastics Forming Company
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Buckeye ESOL Program Continues Growth
he English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) adult education offering through the Buckeye Career
Center ABLE/GED program experienced record growth in 2015-16. Upon completion of its 2015-16
program year on June 30, ESOL enrollment reached 164 students – more than doubling its participant total
of 77 from ’14-15.
The significant attendance increase at the First Moravian Church of Dover – a long-time partner site for both
GED and ESOL classes in Tuscarawas County – resulted in expansion to a second site last spring at the Dover
Alliance Church. The Strasburg Saint John Church of Christ served as a temporary site last fall and winter.
ESOL students enrolled with Buckeye ABLE/GED have a yearly goal of improving their reading level and
English speaking skills, with math, science, socials studies/citizenship, technology, and workplace and
financial literacy also incorporated into their studies. Classes are offered two mornings and two evenings a
week at each site, with new student orientations held seasonally at the First Moravian Church of Dover.
Remaining ESOL orientation dates for the 2016-17 program year include September 13/15, January 10/12,
and March 21/23, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:30 p.m. Classes are offered at no
cost to adult students and walk-ins are welcome.
For more information about the ESOL class offerings, please contact the Buckeye ABLE/
GED program at 330-308-5720 or visit the ABLE/GED page online at buckeyecareercenter.
Project Homeless Connect Annual Event
roject Homeless Connect will be holding its annual “Making a Difference for Stark County” event on
Tuesday, September 13, 2016. The event will be held at the Canton Civic Center from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00
Non-profits, veteran’s groups and other government agencies will be coming together to provide free
services, meals and personal items to those dealing with homelessness in Stark County. Some of the
services provided on site will include:
Clothing and personal care services
Housing and health care information
Employment and behavioral services
Legal Assistance
Food Benefits
In addition, the Department of Veteran’s Affairs will be on site providing specialized services for veterans.
In order to verify eligibility for these services, veterans should bring discharge papers and a photo ID.
There will also be a number of veteran’s focused agencies attending the event including Disabled Veterans
Outreach Specialist Patrice Wood, representing OhioMeansJobs Stark County. In addition, OhioMeansJobs
resource room staff will attend to provide information about resource room and workshop services.
More information about the event is available at Agencies interested in exhibiting can
contact [email protected]
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Overheard in a Workshop
Ann Price
Attended: Using Social Media in Your Job Search
“The workshop had a lot of information and I
had never heard of LinkedIn so I am going to
take advantage of it.”
John A. Stolincy Jr.
Charlene McDowell
Attended: Internet Job Search Made Easy
Attended: Internet Job Search Made Easy
“The class was very good, a lot of information. It
was very helpful, informative and covered a lot of
things to do on the website. Thank you for helping
myself and others get more educated where
people need to be.”
“I liked that the workshop took me step-by-step
through how to use I feel a lot
more comfortable on the site now.”
Scott Harmon
Attended: Computer Basics I
“The workshop was very informative. What I liked best in today’s
session was learning I could use the shift key to make a capital letter.”
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OSU Extension Brings Nutrition Classes to OMJ Stark
he Ohio State University Extension will be facilitating the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education
Program (EFNEP) starting Monday, September 19 at OhioMeansJobs Stark County. The program, which
is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, offers a series of eight free workshops once a
week. Each workshop will last one hour, starting at 11:15 a.m.
Participants of the EFNEP classes will learn the basics of making healthy food choices while being on a
budget. Each week the participants will get to take home a food preparation tool to help them live a
healthier lifestyle. Participants will also get the chance to make a nutritional snack during each class.
The class is free and open to the public. The dates of the workshops are September 19, September 26,
October 3, October 17, October 24, October 31, November 7, and November 14. If an individual attends all
eight workshops, they will receive a graduation certificate.
Individuals interested in attending the workshops can call OhioMeansJobs Stark County at 330-433-9675
and sign up to hold their seat. You can also learn more about the program by going to
Upcoming Events
September 1
Ohio Farms Packing
Stark County
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
September 5
Closed to the Public
Labor Day Holiday
September 7
WDB/LEO Meeting
Stark County
12:00 p.m.
In Stark County - 822 30th St. NW Canton, Ohio 44709 phone: 330-433-WORK (4675)
In Tuscarawas County - 1260 Monroe, Suite 35, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 phone: 330-364-9777
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