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Corporate Office

Corporate Office:
415 S. Portage Path
Akron, OH 44320 MAP
Phone: 330-253-4597
TF: (800) 554-5335
TTD: (330) 996-7683
Fax: (330) 762-5571

Akron Office
Serving: Lake, Geauga and Summit Counties
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Meet Caroline

Akron Project Director

Caroline Barborak

Caroline has 20 years experience in operations management and has worked in non-profit development for 13 years. She enjoys working with people to help them identify their career goals and to develop a plan to meet those goals. She also enjoys partnering with the community to find training opportunities for her clients. Caroline is excited to work with her clients and the community to find mutually beneficial relationships.

Akron Location:
415 S. Portage Path

Akron, OH 44320 MAP
Hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm

Phone: 330-762-8666
Toll Free: 1-800-554-5335
Fax: 330-762-5571

Akron Staff:

Caroline Barborak - ext 176

SCSEP Project Director:

Maxine O'Mara - ext 147

SCSEP Training Specialist:

Clarence Hunt - ext 177

Customer Service/ Call Center Coordinator:

Don Zirkle - ext 174

Training & Placement Supervisor:

Chris Walker - ext 154

Training & Placement Specialist:

Debbie Barley - ext 144

Regional Employer Representative:

Small Scale Job Fair Brings out Employers

GroupMature Services most recent Mini-Job Fair brought together employers and older job seekers for an afternoon of job opportunities and networking.

Sixteen employers participated in the January 29th Mini-Job Fair held by Mature Services’ Employment & Training Solutions at the First Congregational Church in Akron Presenting employers included Redfish Promotions, The Sirak-Brockett Agency, LTD., National Church Residences, Goodwill Industries, Akron Public Schools and many more. This was the first Mature Services’ job fair for some employers including Lily Homecare, Akron Racers and Help Foundation.

ThomasAt this Mini-Job Fair, we got to catch up with Samantha Brodie who handles marketing and sales for Thomas Limousine. Professional chauffer, Peter Hartney, was there as well. Mr. Hartney met the company at last year’s Mature Workers’ Job & Career Fair when he was seeking employment and got hired! Thomas Limousine has attended numerous Mini-Job Fairs as well as the largest job fair Mature Services hosts, the Mature Workers’ Job & Career Fair held once each year.

When asked about his position, Hartney said, “It’s a perfect fit for me; I love it. Thomas Limousine has extremely good training programs and helps you achieve all the goals you want. Flexible hours are also a plus,” Hartney added. READ MORE

Trained and ready for Hire

EllaStevenIf you are an employer that is looking to hire, please check out the following job-ready candidate videos. Also, use our candidate search feature to view more potential hires that have been trained by Mature Services Employment & Training Solutions.

Akron office includes Lake & Geauga County SCSEP.

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) administered in Lake and Geauga counties will now be served through the Akron office by Caroline Barborak, the Project Director.

Caroline can be contacted by calling: 330-762-8666 x176.

Hands-On Training at Portage Lakes Career Center

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Maintenance Training Congrats on receiving your certificates!

From July 16th through the 20th, Mature Services Employment & Training Solutions and Portage Lakes Career Center partnered to conduct a Building Maintenance Technician course. This five day program taught participants about topics such as power tool safety, basic electrical repair, carpentry, cleaning multiple types of surfaces, and much more. The goal of these classes is to assist older workers in updating their skills and becoming more successful in finding employment in a maintenance-related position.

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People in the Resource RoomA good resume is a critical part of job seeking.

If you don't have a computer, stop in to our resource room. We have samples to guide you, and someone is there to help answer your questions.

Success is possible!

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