Oklahoma City Offers New Incentive To Get Jobs Filled


Tuesday, October 19th 2021, 9:40 am
By: Tevis Hillis


OKLAHOMA CITY -

The City of Oklahoma City is not immune to the labor shortage, and staff says they need to fill some jobs as soon as possible. Now they are trying a new cash incentive to get people to join the city's workforce. 

"We are offering signing bonuses for our hard-to-fill positions," Zach Nash said with the City of Oklahoma City.  

They need to fill positions ranging from a 911 dispatcher to industrial engineers to joining the city's police department, with more than 600 positions needing to be filled. 

"The job market is very tight. A lot of people are struggling to hire. We want to do what we can to hire," said Nash.  

The city plans to give incentives to those who get a job in the city ranging from $2500 to $5500 as a sign-on bonus. 

But Oklahoma sits as one of the leading metropolitan areas with the lowest unemployment rate. 

"We are in a difficult labor market, and we need to do what we can to get employees to get a job with the city," said Nash. 

For how to apply for one of the city's jobs, visit: OKC.Gov/careers