Oklahoma City Offers New Incentive To Get Jobs Filled

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


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