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  • Oklahoma At Work: Economic Overview

    Oklahoma At Work: Economic Overview

    Ranking economic performance is not an exact science. Methods can vary and the interpretation of data can be subjective. And yet, despite the potential for variation, assorted publications have been consistent recently in ranking Oklahoma's economy toward the bottom of the heap. 

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    Ranking economic performance is not an exact science. Methods can vary and the interpretation of data can be subjective. And yet, despite the potential for variation, assorted publications have been consistent recently in ranking Oklahoma's economy toward the bottom of the heap. 

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  • President Trump's Impact On Oklahoma's Oil And Gas Industry

    President Trump's Impact On Oklahoma's Oil And Gas Industry

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    Jobs have arguably been the number one topic in the Trump Administration, especially jobs in the oil and gas industry. Executive orders have cleared the way for the completion of two major pipelines in other states. However, what impact has President Trump had on the industry in Oklahoma? 

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    Jobs have arguably been the number one topic in the Trump Administration, especially jobs in the oil and gas industry. Executive orders have cleared the way for the completion of two major pipelines in other states. However, what impact has President Trump had on the industry in Oklahoma? 

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  • Attracting New Industries

    Attracting New Industries

    Even as the state's unemployment rate has made a steady decline in recent months, the work of those whose job is to try and create more jobs is certainly not done.

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    Even as the state's unemployment rate has made a steady decline in recent months, the work of those whose job is to try and create more jobs is certainly not done.

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  • Nonprofit i2E Helps Hopeful Oklahoma Entrepreneurs

    Nonprofit i2E Helps Hopeful Oklahoma Entrepreneurs

    Have a brilliant idea and want to get your new product or service on the market? i2E is a nonprofit ready to help set you on your path to entrepreneurship. 

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    Have a brilliant idea and want to get your new product or service on the market? i2E is a nonprofit ready to help set you on your path to entrepreneurship. 

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  • Oklahoma Innovation Institute

    Oklahoma Innovation Institute

    A group in Tulsa is using a super computer to help entrepreneurs flourish.The Oklahoma Innovation Institute is driving economic development one start up at a time. 

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    A group in Tulsa is using a super computer to help entrepreneurs flourish.The Oklahoma Innovation Institute is driving economic development one start up at a time. 

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  • InternOKC Program Helps Recruit And Retain Young Professionals

    InternOKC Program Helps Recruit And Retain Young Professionals

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    Ten years ago the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce saw a problem, that Oklahoma's most talented students took jobs out of state after graduation. So, the chamber started InternOKC, a program designed to entice them to stay.

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    Ten years ago the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce saw a problem, that Oklahoma's most talented students took jobs out of state after graduation. So, the chamber started InternOKC, a program designed to entice them to stay.

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  • Quality Jobs Program

    Quality Jobs Program

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    Tax credits and other incentives are a significant part of any state's economic development strategy. In Oklahoma, the incentive that is often credited for doing the most to create new jobs is the Quality Jobs Program, and yet there's healthy debate among economists as to its true value and whether it's worth the cost. 

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    Tax credits and other incentives are a significant part of any state's economic development strategy. In Oklahoma, the incentive that is often credited for doing the most to create new jobs is the Quality Jobs Program, and yet there's healthy debate among economists as to its true value and whether it's worth the cost. 

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  • What Unemployment Is Like

    What Unemployment Is Like

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    In the recent recession, the energy industry was hit hard with job losses. In a two year span from December of 2014 to last December the number of energy jobs in Oklahoma dropped roughly 35 percent. 

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    In the recent recession, the energy industry was hit hard with job losses. In a two year span from December of 2014 to last December the number of energy jobs in Oklahoma dropped roughly 35 percent. 

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  • Steps To Take Following A Job Loss

    Steps To Take Following A Job Loss

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    Most people don't expect to lose their job and when it happens, several emotions can play out such as shock, confusion, denial and anger. And experts say the worst thing you can do is nothing.

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    Most people don't expect to lose their job and when it happens, several emotions can play out such as shock, confusion, denial and anger. And experts say the worst thing you can do is nothing.

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  • Job Fairs Help Connect Oklahomans With Hiring Employers

    Job Fairs Help Connect Oklahomans With Hiring Employers

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    Whether you're unemployed, just out of college or wanting to change careers, it's hard to know where to start. Job fairs offer one way, putting you face to face with hiring employers. But do they really work? 

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    Whether you're unemployed, just out of college or wanting to change careers, it's hard to know where to start. Job fairs offer one way, putting you face to face with hiring employers. But do they really work? 

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  • Help For Unemployed Veterans

    Help For Unemployed Veterans

    One group of Oklahomans that has struggled with employment more than would seem appropriate, considering their sacrifices, is our veterans. 

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    One group of Oklahomans that has struggled with employment more than would seem appropriate, considering their sacrifices, is our veterans. 

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  • Baby Boomers Going Back To Work

    Baby Boomers Going Back To Work

    More and more baby boomers are getting back to work either because they are switching career or looking for something to do after retirement. 

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    More and more baby boomers are getting back to work either because they are switching career or looking for something to do after retirement. 

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  • Trump Tax Plan On Oklahoma's Small Businesses

    It's estimated that over 52 percent of employees in Oklahoma work for a small business. Which means the majority of employees in this state could directly benefit from President Trump's tax plan, but at what cost? 

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    It's estimated that over 52 percent of employees in Oklahoma work for a small business. Which means the majority of employees in this state could directly benefit from President Trump's tax plan, but at what cost? 

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  • OKC Moving Forward With Innovation District

    Oklahoma City is home to several thriving districts, and a new one is on the horizon. Located just east of the downtown area, this future hub for innovation is expected to offer more than just a place to work. 

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    Oklahoma City is home to several thriving districts, and a new one is on the horizon. Located just east of the downtown area, this future hub for innovation is expected to offer more than just a place to work. 

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  • Changing Careers

    Changing Careers

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    Given all the career options out there these days, you may be thinking of changing jobs. But, there are a few things to consider when making the move. 

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    Given all the career options out there these days, you may be thinking of changing jobs. But, there are a few things to consider when making the move. 

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  • What Millennials Look For In A Job

    What Millennials Look For In A Job

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    Each American generation has a different take on what they expect from their lives and careers. And, it turns out, the traditional route towards a career is very different for 18 to 33 year old, also known as Millennials. 

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    Each American generation has a different take on what they expect from their lives and careers. And, it turns out, the traditional route towards a career is very different for 18 to 33 year old, also known as Millennials. 

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  • OKC Mom Launches Clothing Line For Babies

    OKC Mom Launches Clothing Line For Babies

    In the cuddly-cute and sometimes comical world of baby apparel, an Oklahoma City mother saw a need for competition.

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    In the cuddly-cute and sometimes comical world of baby apparel, an Oklahoma City mother saw a need for competition.

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  • 'Gig' Economy Grows In Oklahoma

    'Gig' Economy Grows In Oklahoma

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    We live in an on-demand world and because of that a non-traditional economy is thriving. Apps like UBER and AirBNB give workers flexibility and consumers a choice.

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    We live in an on-demand world and because of that a non-traditional economy is thriving. Apps like UBER and AirBNB give workers flexibility and consumers a choice.

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  • The Struggle For Stay-At-Home Moms Going Back To Work

    The Struggle For Stay-At-Home Moms Going Back To Work

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    Being a working mom is not always easy, but getting back into the workforce after you've taken time off to raise children can be even more challenging. 

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    Being a working mom is not always easy, but getting back into the workforce after you've taken time off to raise children can be even more challenging. 

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  • Social Media Impact

    Social Media Impact

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    A huge factor in people getting or losing a job, is social media posts. Career builder says the number of employers using social media to screen job candidates has increased 500 percent in the past decade.

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    A huge factor in people getting or losing a job, is social media posts. Career builder says the number of employers using social media to screen job candidates has increased 500 percent in the past decade.

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  • Tips On Creating A Marketable Resume

    Tips On Creating A Marketable Resume

    When on the hunt for a job, the resume is the key to can get you through the door. Since it's the first thing an employer sees before meeting you face to face, you need to make sure it reflects your experience right away. 

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    When on the hunt for a job, the resume is the key to can get you through the door. Since it's the first thing an employer sees before meeting you face to face, you need to make sure it reflects your experience right away. 

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  • How To Prepare For An Interview

    How To Prepare For An Interview

    The resume gets you in the door but experts say it's the interview that gets you the job offer. We sat in on a mock interview to show you the top questions that trip most people up and what you should say while in the hot seat.

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    The resume gets you in the door but experts say it's the interview that gets you the job offer. We sat in on a mock interview to show you the top questions that trip most people up and what you should say while in the hot seat.

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  • OKC Companies Offer Employees New Ways To Work

    OKC Companies Offer Employees New Ways To Work

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    Technology in the workplace has allowed people the flexibility of working virtually anywhere. We found several new ways people are on the job, sometimes while being out of the office.

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    Technology in the workplace has allowed people the flexibility of working virtually anywhere. We found several new ways people are on the job, sometimes while being out of the office.

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  • Manufacturing Jobs On the Rise

    Manufacturing Jobs On the Rise

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    For the first time in more than two years Oklahoma manufacturers have something to be happy about. A report from the Federal Reserve Bank says business is on the rise. 

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    For the first time in more than two years Oklahoma manufacturers have something to be happy about. A report from the Federal Reserve Bank says business is on the rise. 

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  • Companies With Cool Benefits

    Companies With Cool Benefits

    The job market is strong in our state with an unemployment rate of 4.3 percent. While that is good news for workers, it puts pressure on employers looking to hire and keep a talented workforce. 

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    The job market is strong in our state with an unemployment rate of 4.3 percent. While that is good news for workers, it puts pressure on employers looking to hire and keep a talented workforce. 

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