OESC To Launch New, More User-Friendly Website

Wednesday, June 24th 2020, 5:26 am

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission is launching a new, more user-friendly website as thousands of Oklahomans struggle to secure unemployment benefits.

The new website will be oesc.ok.gov, interim executive director Shelley Zumwalt hopes it will provide more functionality.

The commission says the new website will focus more on engagement and a more modern look.

It will also have new features including a message center that will have updates on closures, fraud and other related problems.

This new website will still provide a link to the online filing system for unemployment benefits, claims and where people can check the status of their claims.

"Its been an unprecedented time and we're working constantly to keep up with demand. I think this new website will greatly help those new to the process find answers quickly or find location information for our regional job centers around the state," said Zumwalt.

Since the pandemic started, tens of thousands of Oklahomans have filed for unemployment. At last check Oklahoma's total unemployment is about 12.6 percent.

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