Some Tulsa Businesses 'Desperate' For New Employees

Saturday, May 8th 2021, 8:21 am
By: News On 6, Amy Slanchik

TULSA, Oklahoma -

Some Tulsa businesses are working hard to attract new employees.

At Bobby O's, anyone who comes in on Monday the 10th, and Friday the 14th, with a printed resume and a food handler's permit, will get a hot slice of pizza and $10 from the owner.

"That's cold hard cash,” Bobby Oertel said.

Oertel is looking for an experienced pizza maker, and a couple of other new employees to help with the register and prepping food. If you get the job he promises more cash, aside from your usual pay. Oertel said new employees who show up on time for the first two weeks will get $100.

"If they can last for two months with those same situations, then I'm going to give them another $200 bonus. Ok, so that's $300 over the course of two months that you're gonna get for just being a dependable employee,” Oertel said.

But he is not the only employer looking for dependable employees right now.

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission said thousands of positions were available at its career fairs this week, with several industries ready to hire.

My Choice In Home Senior Services is looking to hire caregivers to help seniors stay safe and live life to the fullest.

"Anything that will help someone have a better day,” Co-Owner Tish Stuart said.

Right now the company has about 100 caregivers, and it is looking to hire about 35 more, many of who would likely be certified, nursing assistants.

"We have those people waiting for help and we are turning clients down. And it is heartbreaking. We know they need the help, we want to help them, we know that people need to work,” Stuart said.

Stuart said the company will pay for your uniform, supply bag, and training.

Back at Bobby's, he is hoping cash and a slice of pizza will get you to apply.

"I am desperate right now,” he said.