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We have the tools, resources and business-friendly policies in place to help your business hire a qualified workforce – and sustain it. We’re strong, friendly, and hardworking. We work together – and we’re ready to work together with you.

The Pathway to Your Talent Pipeline

The Oklahoma Team, workforce organizations, and our higher education and CareerTech training systems work together to ensure your business will have access to a pipeline of talent to get you started and keep you going. Here’s a look at how the Oklahoma Team’s workforce solutions go to work for your company.

Let us build your custom workforce.

Customized Labor Market Analysis

We provide demographic information, commuting patterns, unemployment data, and compatible and transferable skills from other occupations and their associated wages – whatever data you need to understand which labor market will be the best fit for you.

Talent Acquisition Team

Oklahoma’s Talent Acquisition Team can assist you in meeting your recruitment needs. We will provide a single point of contact for all of your human-resource needs, identify qualified talent and develop interview schedules. Additionally, the Talent Acquisition Team offers vocational counseling, promotes placement and provides other employment services.

Training for Industry Program

Whether you’re a new or expanding company in our state, our nationally acclaimed Training for Industry Program (TIP) can help you create the quality workforce you need, all at little or no cost to you. TIP is delivered through Oklahoma’s system of 59 technology center campuses across the state. Services provided include job analysis, training needs assessment, pre-employment training, pre-production training, post-production training, instructional materials and development, training supplies, and more.

Job Fairs and Hiring Events

When it’s time to get your workforce lined up, we can help you host job fairs and hiring events, providing both a space and manpower. These events are staffed by experienced job fair personnel who will organize and provide public outreach to promote your event. We provide assistance with applicant screening as well as resume or application collection. These events can be held in conjunction with other employers, or customized for just your business.

“The CareerTech infrastructure in Oklahoma is robust and works well. The state can tune the workforce to the needs of industry through the framework of its CareerTech schools.”
— Mike Wooten, Operations Manager, Google

Prepared for the Future

Oklahoma has seen significant increases in graduates in the high-demand fields powering the new economy. From 2010 to 2015, there was a 28% increase in the number of students graduating with degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees.

The largest areas of enrollment growth among STEM programs are: computer and information science – 35.2%, engineering – 34.9%, mathematics and statistics – 22.8% and agriculture and related sciences – 8.5%.

Oklahoma’s post-secondary institutions partner with industry to provide customized curriculums and workforce incentives. Read education & industry partnership success stories and download regional profiles for workforce pipeline details on majors, recent and future graduates,  partnership programs and other data.

Oklahoma has competitive wages

Below are some example professions and their median wages in Oklahoma. Oklahoma’s wages are among the most competitive in the country.

Occupation Description Median Hourly
Earnings, Oklahoma
Median Hourly
Earnings, Nationwide
Transportation, Storage and
Distribution Managers
$30.85 $39.95
Construction Managers $26.17 $30.75
Accountants and Auditors $25.56 $30.80
Software Developers, Applications and Systems Software $35.77 $44.27
Aerospace, Chemical, Electrical, Materials, Mechanical Engineers $38.36 $42.30
Production, Planning and Expediting Clerks $21.18 $22.35
Shipping, Receiving and Traffic Clerks $13.58 $14.12
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic $16.88 $17.26
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics,
Installers and Repairers
$27.42 $29.34
Machinists $17.01 $19.00
Welders, Cutters, Solderers and Brazers $17.37 $17.54
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators $14.47 $14.78

Let’s Work Together

We have the tools, resources, and business-friendly policies in place to help your business hire a qualified workforce – and sustain it. Contact us to find out how we can work together. Call the Oklahoma Team today at 800-588-5959.


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