OESC To Host Multiple Career Fairs During May


Monday, May 3rd 2021, 7:49 am
By: Caleb Califano


Starting this month, the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission will host seven career fairs across Oklahoma.

It will also have a virtual career fair starting this Wednesday that will last all month long.

Current list of dates:

  1. Tulsa Expo Square, May 6-7
  2. McAlester Expo Center, May 10
  3. Enid Stride Bank Center, May 12
  4. Lawton Hilton Garden Inn, May 14
  5. Oklahoma City Convention Center, May 17-18
  6. Virtual, May 5-28

According to the OESC, about 100,000 people across the state are still receiving unemployment benefits. Executive Director Shelley Zumwalt hopes these fairs will help these claimants find jobs.

"How do we reimagine the next phase, for the state and our agency and the workforce in Oklahoma? What does that look like? How can we play a vital part? How can we encourage people who are currently receiving benefits to take that next step and find avenues of re-training or re-employment?" said Zumwalt.

The OESC is also continuing to update their systems, which Zumwalt said are extremely outdated. This year, OESC will be introducing the unified claims experience which will show more accurately where claim is at in its process. That is planned to be released in September.

For more information on the career fair registration, click here.