Employer Resources

 

Are you looking for people with the right skills to add to your team?  Contact our Adult Business and Career Services Manager, Hannah McBee, for a customized, no cost approach at 918.796.1282 or ksmith@grantassociatesinc.com. 

 

 

Post Job Openings

ChooseTulsaJobs.com

ChooseTulsaJobs.com was launched in 2009 by the Tulsa Regional Chamber to advance recruiting efforts for the community’s growing demand for talented workers. The site provides a valuable, user-friendly online destination for employers.

HireChoctaws.com

HireChoctaws.com is a job search site hosted by the Choctaw Nation

OKJobMatch.com

OKJobMatch.com allows Oklahoma employers to quickly post jobs and have those jobs "matched" with job seekers, thereby providing a better employee fit than most job engines. There is no cost for this service. OKJobMatch.com is a project of the US Department of Labor and Oklahoma Department of Commerce.

OwassoChamber.com

The Owasso Chamber of Commerce provides a place for members to post employment opportunities on their Employment Page.

WorkInBrokenArrow.com

WorkInBrokenArrow.com is a project of the Broken Arrow Economic Development Corporation.  Broken Arrow employers may post their jobs at no cost.

Recruiting & Retaining Talent

AARP Employer Resource Center

With many boomers nearing retirement age, employers must explore a variety of options to meet their staffing needs. The AARP Employer Resource Center offers informaiton on strategies from employers that value older workers, recruiting and retaining experienced workers, "Best Employers" for the 50-plus, trends and best practices, and more.

Tulsa's Young Professionals

Tap into the largest YP organization in the nation for your next hire. Tulsa’s Young Professionals members are the next generation of Tulsa leaders. TYPros hosts intern, professional development and networking events where you can engage with the brightest minds in Tulsa. Utilize TYPros resources for help with housing and relocation questions your young, professional, potential new-hire might have. Post job openings on the LinkedIn page here. You can also request a DIVE presentation which jumps into the details of TYPros in a personalized presentation that fits your time and information needs. To request a DIVE presentation contact the  TYPros staff.

For more information, contact Brian Paschal at brianpaschal@typros.org or 918.560.0286 or Shagah Zakerion at shagahzakerion@typros.com or 918.560.0260.

Center For Employment Opportunities

The Center for Employment Opportunities assists private employers in hiring men and women who are under parole supervision. They do so by carefully screening and assessing applicants, by providing no-cost bonding, incentives to participants so that they're still doing great work long after they're hired, and by handling all the paperwork for the numerous tax incentives for which employers may qualify. To learn more, click here.

Financial Incentives for Hiring

Aerospace Engineer Workforce Tax Credit

The State of Oklahoma provides tax credits to aerospace companies that hire engineers. A larger tax credit is offered for graduates of Oklahoma institutions. (10% of the qualified wage cost for the 1-5 years of employment from an Oklahoma institution or 5% of the qualified wage cost for the 1-5 years of employment from a non- Oklahoma institution).

For details, please click here.

Contact: Curtis Evans, Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance, (918) 230-9848, curtis.evans@okalliance.com or Christine Allison, Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance, (918) 595-8445 or christine.allison@okalliance.com.

American Indian Lands Tax Credit

A large part of our four county area is eligible for the American Indian Lands Tax Credit, which provids Federal Employment Tax Credits of up to $4,000 per qualifying employee (tribal members or their spouses) per year. 

For details, please click here

Contact: Curtis Evans, Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance, (918) 230-9848, curtis.evans@okalliance.com or Christine Allison, Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance, (918) 595-8445 or christine.allison@okalliance.com.

Federal Bonding Program

In 1966 the U.S. Department of Labor established The Federal Bonding Program to provide Fidelity Bonds that guarantee honesty for “at-risk”, hard-to-place job seekers. The bonds cover the first six months of employment. There is no cost to the job applicant or the employer. 

Contact: David Slimp, Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, david.slimp@oesc.state.ok.us, (405) 557-5474

Quality Jobs Program

The Quality Jobs incentive provides quarterly cash payments of up to 5% of new taxable payroll directly to a qualifying company, for up to ten years. 

To qualify, a company must be in an eligible industry and must be have $2.5 million in new taxable payroll for any four consecutive quarters during the first 12 quarters in the program and have an average wage equal to or above the average county wage in which the company is locating or expanding. 

For details, click here

Contact: Curtis Evans, Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance, (918) 230-9848, curtis.evans@okalliance.com or Christine Allison, Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance, (918) 595-8445 or christine.allison@okalliance.com. 

Small Employer Quality Jobs

The Small Employer Quality Jobs provides quarterly cash payments of up to 5% of additional payroll to qualifying companies (90 employees or less) for up to 7 years.

For details click here

Contact: Curtis Evans, Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance, (918) 230-9848, curtis.evans@okalliance.com or Christine Allison, Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance, (918) 595-8445 or christine.allison@okalliance.com. 

Work Opportunity Tax Credit

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit supplies federal tax credits of between $1,200 and $9,600 per employee to employers who hire people within certain targeted groups that are listed below:

  • Veterans
  • Recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Recipients of SNAP (food stamps)
  • Designated Community Resident (An 18-39 year old who lives within one of the federally designated Rural Renewal Counties or Empowerment Zones.)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Referral (An individual with a disability who has completed or is completing rehabilitative services from a state-certified agency, an Employment Network under the Ticket to Work program, or the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.)
  • Ex-felons
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipient:
  • Summer Youth Employee (A 16 or 17 year-old youth who works for the employer between May 1 and September 15 and lives in an Empowerment Zone.)

For details, please click here

21st Century Quality Jobs

The 21st Century Quality Jobs program rewards companies that create new jobs high wage jobs. Companies must be within qualifying industries and must create at least 10 fulltime jobs at an annual wage of the lesser of $102,300 or 300% of the county’s average wage. Companies receive quarterly cash back payments for up to 10% of the additional payroll created. 

For details, please click here.

Contact: Curtis Evans, Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance, (918) 230-9848, curtis.evans@okalliance.com or Christine Allison, Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance, (918) 595-8445 or christine.allison@okalliance.com. 

Layoffs & Reductions in Force

Rapid Response Events

When a layoff becomes necessary, we work with employers to assist affected employees become re-employed as quickly as possible. 

Our services are completely confidential. 

We provide workshops at your location (or a location of your choosing) on the day(s) that works best for you and your employees. We provide customized information that can include any of the following:

  • How to file for unemployment insurance;
  • What jobs are in demand in our market;
  • Opportunities for re-training, including all post-secondary education;
  • Discuss workshops that are available such as job search, resume writing and interview skills;
  • Any other information that is relevant to helping your employees transition. 

 

To download "Tools & Resources for Transitioning to Your Next Job," click here

To set up an initial meeting/phone call with your Rapid Response team, please contact Charley Farley at (405) 819.4083 or Charley.Farley@oesc.state.ok.us. 

Training & Incentives

Finish for Greater Tulsa

Studies have shown that employers who actively encourage and aid employees in finishing their education have better retention, recruitment, productivity, employee performance and promotability. Finish for Greater Tulsa is a project of the Tulsa Regional Chamber and offers resources and guidance on how to encourage and aid your employees in finishing their education.

On The Job Training

The On The Job training program is designed to fill the skills gap for employers by allowing new employees to be trained "on the job" by experienced employees, providing job seekers with work experience and skills training needed to successfully obtain and retain employment with you. The program

  • provides reimbursement to the employer of 30% of the training hours wage rate of the participant (up to a wage rate of $16.00/hour; $10/hour for entry level). The Employee may be paid for than these rates. The caps are for reimbursement purposes only.
  • Provides knowledge or skills training essential to the full and adequate performance of the job;
  • Is limited to a maximum of six months;
  • Is customized for the employer/employee and the employer has complete control over whom he or she hires.

Contact: Kyle Smith, Business Services Manager, Workforce Tulsa, 918.796.1242,
ksmith@grantassociatesinc.com.

Internships

Broken Arrow Public Schools Career Exploration Program

Through the Broken Arrow Public Schools Career Exploration Program, local businesses hire high school seniors as interns. The program is highly structured and allows your company to recruit and screen potential future employees, train and develop workers, and to influence curriculum development to meet your business' standards.

Contact: Jo Mccord, Broken Arrow Public Schools, jmccord@baschools.org, 918.259.5716.

InternInTulsa.com

Creating internships at your company is one of the best ways to keep young talent in our area and eliminate "brain drain." Recruit interns to your company by posting your internship at InternInTulsa.com. To post an internship, go here. InternInTulsa.com is a project of the Tulsa Regional Chamber and Tulsa Young Professionals.

OK Center for the Advancement of Science & Technology Intern Partnerships

The R&D Faculty and Student Intern Partnerships program is a winning solution for Oklahoma’s undergraduate students, faculty who teach undergraduate students and Oklahoma's applied research and development facilities.

These partnerships improve the state's R&D base by supporting undergraduate student internships and undergraduate teaching faculty internships at Oklahoma R&D facilities, and by encouraging the students to prepare for careers at Oklahoma scientific and technical firms. The internships provide undergraduate students and faculty members increased experience with R&D in a workplace environment.

Funding for R&D Faculty and Student Intern Partnerships supports one- to two-year projects requiring a minimum of $10,000 per year and a maximum of $30,000 per year of OCAST funds. The required match shall be from non-state appropriated funds.

An undergraduate student or faculty member may intern for up to one year (i.e., 1.0 FTE for 12 months, 0.5 FTE over two years; or two summers at 1.0 FTE and the remaining divided over the academic years). The field of study – degree pursued or held –by the undergraduate student and/or faculty interns must be related to the field of use of the applied R&D performed. The degree pursued by the undergraduate student interns (or held by the faculty intern) must be in natural sciences, computer science, materials science, engineering, a biomedical/biotechnical area or in a support area related to building successful Oklahoma high-tech companies.

 

Hire Veterans

America's Heroes at Work

America's Heroes at Work is a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) project that addresses the employment challenges of returning Service Members and Veterans living with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and/or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Designed for employers and the workforce development system, this website is your link to information and tools to help returning Service Members and Veterans living with TBI and/or PTSD succeed in the workplace - particularly Service Members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Oklahoma Employment Security Commission

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission has specialized Veteran's Representatives who work with employers to recruit Veterans and to access all the incentives that accompany hiring Veterans.

Employers, training providers, and apprenticeship coordinators are encouraged to contact Local Veterans' Employment Reprentative Stephen Sullivan, regarding employment and training opportunities for veterans.

For more information, contact: (918) 796-1200

Support from Behind The Lines: 10 Steps to Becoming a Military-Ready Employer

The Society for Human Resource Management has created a toolkit for employers, "Support from Behind the Lines: 10 Steps to Becoming a Military-Ready Employer.  Click here to download it.

The also offer a resource page for employers. Click here to view it.

The Society for Human Resource Management

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management. 

Diversity & Inclusion

Mosaic

A Council of the Tulsa Regional Chamber, the primary focus of the Mosaic council is to create awareness about the competitive advantage of having a diverse and inclusive business climate in our region. Mosaic seeks to leverage the region’s diversity to improve perceptions of our community and grow the economy. Ultimately, Mosaic wishes to catapult the Tulsa region into the forefront of diversity and inclusion through talent recruitment initiatives and business retention and expansion efforts.

Mission: Mosaic will educate, lead, and influence businesses on creating diverse and inclusive workforce cultures to enhance their competitive advantage.

Vision: Mosaic will catapult Tulsa into the forefront of diversity & inclusion leadership.

A great way to get involved with Mosaic is to participate on one of our committees: Business Services, Communications, Membership and Legislative. Click here for details.

YWCA Tulsa

YWCA Immigrant and Refugee Department offers immigration assistance, English as a Second Language classes, Project Citizenship, and Refugee Job Development.   The Refugee Job Development program offers job assistance to refugee job seekers and their employers. Refugee employment services offered are job search assistance, basic job readiness, resume building, job referrals and placement, interpreting, employee paperwork assistance, and post-employment support. 

Assessments

Prove It Assessments

Prove It Assessments allow employers to help ensure that job seekers have the skills needed. Prove It Assessments are available to job seekers at the Eastate and Sapulpa Workforce Centers. Hundreds of assessments are available, ranging from "Accounting Terminology - Advanced" to "Blueprint Basics" and everything inbetween. View a complete list of the available assessments here. There is no cost to the employer or the job seeker. 

To learn more about the Prove It Assessments, contact a member of the Talent Acquisition Team at (918) 796.1200.

Workkeys Certifications

WorkKeys certifications allow employers to recruit the right people, reduce turnover and reduce training costs. Click here to see what Oklahoma manufacturers are saying about why they use us WorkKeys.

Employee Development

Financial Literacy

Tools for helping your workers build financial stability follow: 

 

  • Putting Your Paycheck to Work - free, easy-to-use fact sheets to help employees understand and make the most of their paychecks. This resource is provided by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. 
  • Foolproof Workplace - in-depth, financial training for entry level workers. The program is provided by TTCU, and the credit union offers membership to all your qualifying participants at the end of either the introductory or the first module session.

edX

Founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012, edX is an online learning destination and MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) provider, offering high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. 

With more than 90 global partners, they count the world’s leading universities, nonprofits, and institutions as their members. 

Your employees can learn about everything from Supply Chain Management to English Grammar and Style and gain certificates along the way. 

Transportation

Other Resources

Child Care Resource Center

The Child Care Resource Center can conduct an in-depth, specialized search to help your employees find childcare just right for them.  Degreed Referral Specialists will be happy to help your employee with his or her child care search. The Child Care Resource Center is a service of the Community Service Council.

Tulsa Area Human Resources Association

The Tulsa Area Human Resources Association is a member-based organization that provides information on human resources meetings and activities in the Tulsa area, employment information, legislative information, and other information.

Partners in Education

Founded in 1983, Partners In Education remains the longest continually-operated program of the Tulsa Regional Chamber. By establishing partnerships between businesses, organizations and schools around measurable, strategic outcomes, Partners In Education has played a vital role in the community for over 30 years.

The success of the program is in its name: partner businesses, non-profits and faith groups have created a model of effective collaboration in support of students and teachers. From working to close the achievement gap for low-income students, helping to reduce drop-out rates and assisting educators in improving reading proficiency, community partners help assure that students are prepared for post-secondary education or entrance into the workplace.

Workers with Disabilities

Employer Assistance and Resource Network

The Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN) is a resource for employers seeking to recruit, hire, retain and advance qualified employees with disabilities. 

Gatesway Foundation

Gatesway Foundation is a non-profit Oklahoma agency that provides opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities.  Since 1963, Gatesway has provided opportunities for independence to thousands of people with intellectual disabilities in Northeastern and Central Oklahoma, through a full array of residential and vocational options.  The Gatesway goal is to assure that the people they serve acquire the life skills, vocational skills and social skills necessary to help them live and work as independently as possible and become a vital part of their community.

Goodwill Industries of Tulsa

Goodwill Industries of Tulsa is a network of over 200 community-based, autonomous member organizations worldwide that serves people with workplace disadvantages and disabilities by providing job training and employment services.

Job Accommodation Network

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.

NewView Oklahoma

The mission of NewView Okahoma is to empower blind and vision impaired individuals to achieve their maximum potential through employment, rehabilitation, and community outreach.  

Oklahoma ABLE Tech

Oklahoma ABLE Tech - Oklahoma ABLE Tech is the statewide Assistive Technology Act Program proudly located at Oklahoma State University in the Department of Wellness. ABLE Tech is funded through the Administration for Community Living of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and maintains coordination and collaboration efforts with partners throughout the State of Oklahoma. The funding provided helps enhance the opportunities for Oklahomans with disabilities to access and acquire needed assistive technology.

Oklahoma Department of Human Services

Oklahoma Department of Human Services has a Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS) program.  The mission is to help individuals with developmental disabilities and their families help themselves to lead safer, healthier, more independent and productive lives.

Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS) serves persons ages 3 and up who have a primary diagnosis of intellectual disabilities.  Persons served may also have other developmental disabilities in addition to intellectual disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, etc.

Developmental Disabilities Services Division (DDSD) offers a wide array of community services for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Services are individualized to meet each person's needs. DDSD services are funded through Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waivers and through State funds.

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation

The Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services expands opportunities for employment and economic self-sufficiency by helping Oklahomans with disabilities bridge barriers to success at work. Click here to learn about the many resources they provide.

The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology

The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) is a multi-faceted initiative promoting the employment, retention, and career advancement of people with disabilities through the development, adoption, and promotion of accessible technology. PEAT offers the following: 

 

  • PEATworks.org is a central hub for accessible technology-related resources and collaborative activities. Content focuses primarily on tools and information to help employers and the technology industry adopt and promote accessible technology as part of everyday business practices, for the benefit of all businesses and workers. Sign up for the distribution list to keep up to date on PEAT's latest activities and newest resources.

 

  • The PEAT Network is a connected and vibrant community that exchanges information and success stories, provides a sounding board for key stakeholders, and generates new ideas for technology leaders, employers, and policymakers. Learn more about how your company/organization can join.

 

  • The PEAT Policy Think Tank working group brings together subject matter experts and relevant industry and employer partners nationwide to identify trends and investigate new opportunities for collaboration. PEAT then leverages this knowledge to develop and disseminate content to educate PEAT stakeholders and inform future project efforts.

Project Special Courage

Project Special Courage has various programs.  They provide adaptive recreational opportunities, navigation support, adaptive equipment support, and long-term system changes.

Their mission is to create a culture of inclusion and increased opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

TARC

TARC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to ensuring a high quality of life for Oklahomans with developmental disabilities and their families through education, empowerment, support and advocacy. The agency was founded in 1952 by the parents of children with disabilities who faced lives in which few options existed beyond institutional care. Those parents were passionate about creating programs and services so their children could live satisfying lives in their own communities. TARC remains as committed today to fostering the well-being, dignity, and rights of citizens with developmental disabilities and their families as did the pioneering parents of more than a half-century ago. 

The Bridges Foundation

The Bridges Foundation serves as a connection for individuals with developmental disabilities to:

Vocational Training
Employment Opportunities
Education
Living Skills
Community Resources

The Bridges Foundation showcases the strengths, capabilities and talents of each individual served. By assisting each person in the attainment of their individual goals, self-sufficiency increases, positively impacting the entire community landscape. Clients receive services based upon their own abilities through any of three employment programs: The Outsource Center, Community Work Groups or Individual Placement. Clients can also receive individual assistance from our Living Skills Program which provides ongoing education in reading, math, social and living skills.

The LEAD Center

The LEAD Center is a collaborative of disability, workforce and economic empowerment organizations dedicated to a single mission:  advancing sustainable individual and systems level change to improve competitive, integrated employment and economic self-sufficiency for all people across the spectrum of disability.

The Major Group

The Major Group is a highly specialized employment service bringing experience, dependability, and difference to the workplace. The mission of The Major Group is to establish long term partnerships with both the public and private business sector and by utilizing a person centered philosophy match the needs of business with those individuals that come to us seeking employment. We value integrity, honesty, commitment, loyalty, and a belief that people with disabilities can be productive citizens and deserve a right to work.

TalentWorks

The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) announced the launch of TalentWorks —a free online tool for employers and human resources (HR) professionals that helps them ensure their online job applications and other eRecruiting technologies are accessible to job seekers with disabilities.