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April 17, 2013

Gov. Fallin Addresses Council


At the April Governor’s Council meeting, Governor Mary Fallin addressed a packed house on a variety of topics involving Oklahoma’s economy.

Gov. Fallin spoke on the success of, including the growing number of Oklahomans taking advantage of the service.

Gov. Fallin also talked about GE’s plans to build a new research center in the Oklahoma City metro area as well as other recent economic success stories. Ready for Employers, the free job matching website launched last spring by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, is now open to employers searching for their next employee.

The new function allows employers to build a job description from scratch using an easy to understand question-and-answer format, post their job and begin connecting with the tens of thousands of active job seekers currently on Read More

Oklahoma Unemployment Rate Improves

In February 2013, Oklahoma’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased by 0.1% to 5.0%. Since February 2012, the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has contracted by 0.3%. Read More

Enrollment High for Remedial Classes among College Freshmen

The Tulsa World reports almost 4 out of 10 Oklahoma high school alumni who enroll in the state's higher education system the fall after graduation take at least one developmental course as college freshmen. What are the reasons behind this trend? Read More

Workforce Partners Conference Fast Approaching

On May 1, 2013, more than 400 Workforce Partners from across Oklahoma will come together for this three day conference to learn, share best practices and network. Attendees will have access to instructional presentations and useful materials to help them to continue to build the future of Workforce Oklahoma. Click here to see an agenda and register!

NEDC Hosting 2013 Economic Summit

Newly named Deputy Director for the office of Policy and Workforce Services, Deidre Myers, will be speaking at the Norman Economic Development Council’s 2013 Summit.

Myers will discuss economic systems in Oklahoma and will provide a special report and analysis on Norman’s ecosystems. Learn more about ecosystems and how to register.

Upcoming Events

• Governor’s Council, 9am: June 7 at OSU-OKC.
• Governor’s Youth Council, 11:30am: June 7 at OSU-OKC.

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