Akron’s Young Professionals Network — geared toward professionals ages 20 to 40 — now offers employer memberships.

For a $1,000 annual fee, companies can cover the membership costs for an unlimited number of their employees, and receive recognition on the network’s new website — www.greaterakronypn.com.

Previously, YPN had offered only individual annual memberships for $35.

YPN — part of the Greater Akron Chamber — was relaunched last year. The young professionals group is part of the chamber’s effort to retain and attract young workers, and hosts networking, as well as professional and personal development events.

YPN’s Employer Member program began in April, and so far, 13 employers have signed on.

They are: BCG & Co.; Bober Markey Fedorovich; Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations; Brouse McDowell; Cohen & Co.; Emerson, Thomson, Bennett Law; Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.; Northwestern Mutual Financial Network; Ruhlin Co.; SS&G; State and Federal Communications Inc.; SummaCare, and Summa Health System.

For more information and to sign up for the Employer Member program, contact Angela Presutti, YPN director, at 330-237-1263 or by email at presutti@greaterakronchamber.org.