OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OESC) is encouraging employers and individuals to register to attend the upcoming career fairs the agency is hosting in May. Throughout the state, many employers are safely conducting business, and they are looking to fill open positions.
“We have more than 200 employers signed up to attend the career fairs so far. These employers represent more than 7,500 available positions,” said Shelley Zumwalt, OESC Executive Director. “Employers have open positions, and Oklahoma has thousands of workers that are required to search weekly for employment opportunities. With these career fairs, we hope to bring both employers and claimants together to rebuild our workforce and continue to help our economy recover from the pandemic. If you are a claimant looking for work, I encourage you to attend a career fair either in person or online. OESC is here to help.”
Currently, Oklahoma’s preliminary unemployment rate for March is 4.2%, with around 100,000 claimants receiving unemployment benefits.
Registration is open to all Oklahomans. Claimants who attend can fulfill their weekly work search requirement and network with employers across the state. Attendees and employers may choose to attend events at one or more of the following locations, as well as the virtual career fair:
Tulsa Expo Square, May 6-7
McAlester Expo Center, May 10
Enid Stride Bank Center, May 12
Lawton Hilton Garden Inn, May 14
Oklahoma City Convention Center, May 17-18
Virtual, May 5-28
Attendees can register to attend the events at http://regpack.com/reg/oesc21. With the help of CARES Act funds authorized by Gov. Kevin Stitt, registration fees for participating employers are waived. Businesses can reserve their spots at http://regpack.com/reg/OESC.