COVID-19 Update

If you have questions about unemployment insurance, please click here. If you would like a list of employer resources, please visit the Oklahoma Department of Commerce COVID-19 Resource page here.

 A special meeting of the Workforce Tulsa Area Board of Local Elected Officials (ABLEO) will take place in the Large Conference Room 119 at the Tulsa County Courthouse, 500 S. Denver, Tulsa, OK 74103 on Friday, August 28, 2020 from 2:30pm-3:30pm. The meeting agenda is posted here. 

Please click here to view Amendment 1 to the the Workforce System One-Stop Operator Request for Proposals, which amends some dates on the RFP Schedule. 

Please click here to view the Workforce System One-Stop Operator Request for Proposals.  

 

Workforce Tulsa is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.


Executive Committee Meetings

Policy, Research & Best Practices

Tulsa MSA Workforce Briefing

Click here to view the Tulsa MSA Workforce Briefing created by the Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development. 

Workforce Tulsa Local Plan

The Workforce Tulsa Local Plan is subject to a two-year plan modification and update subject to a 30 day review. Please click here to view the Executive Summary, and please click here to view the Workforce Tulsa Local Plan. Please submit comments to Rachel Hutchings at rhutchings@workforcetulsa.com by 12:00pm on Monday, October 7, 2019.

Northeast Regional Plan

The Northeast Regional Plan is subject to a two-year plan modification and update subject to a 30 day review. Please click here to view the updated plan. Please submit comments to Rachel Hutchings at rhutchings@workforcetulsa.com by 8:00 am on Monday, November 11, 2019.

Tulsa Regional Workforce Initiative

The Tulsa Regional Chamber and several community partners have concluded an unprecedented 24-week initiative to gauge the state of the Tulsa area’s workforce and are now working to draft a regional plan for workforce development aimed at improving job training opportunities for residents and keeping the area’s economy competitive.

Linked with the region’s ongoing visioning effort for improving life and business in northeast Oklahoma, this Workforce Analysis Project aims to address increasing competition from other metropolitan regions and find ways to fill workforce talent gaps that have left local high-paying jobs unfilled.  

For a one-sheet summary, click here. For more information, click here

Labor Market Prospects in Tulsa: An Analysis of Recent Trends

Tulsa Area EcoSystems

The Workforce Tulsa EcoSystems report illustrates the occupations that are critical to the area's economic growth. Click here to view. 

Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act

The Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act is bipartisan, bicameral legislation that was signed into law by President Obama on July 22, 2014. It replaces the Workforce Investment Act, thereby changing the workforce system to better prepare workers for the 21st century workforce and ensuring businesses find the skilled employees they need to compete and create jobs in America.

Highlights of the WIOA follow. The WIOA

  • Streamlines the workforce development program.
  • Applies a single set of outcome metrics to every federal workforce program under the Act.
  • Creates smaller, nimbler, but still employer-driven and more strategic state and local workforce development boards. 
  • Supports access to real-world education and workforce development opportunities through
    • On-the-job, incumbent worker (existing employees), and customized training;
    • New opportunities to utilize prior learning assessments;
    • Requirements for implementation of industry or sector partnerships and career pathway strategies; and,
    • Pay-for-performance contracts.
  • Ensures individuals with disabilities have the skills necessary to be successful in businesses that provide competitive, integrated employment.
  • Focuses youth program services on out-of-school youth, high school dropout recovery efforts, and attainment of recognized postsecondary credentials.
  • Strengthens the connection between adult education, postsecondary education, and the workforce.
  • Improves services to English language learners.

For more information, view

  • The US Department of Labor's WIOA page here
  • The US Department of Education's WIOA page here; or
  • The National Skills Coalition's analysis of WIOA here

Workforce Related Initiatives Report for the Oklahoma Legislature Public Safety Committee Ongoing Data Collection in Relation to Juvenile Justice and Effective Use of Research and Evaluation Findings

To download the report, click here

Impact Tulsa

Utilizing nationally recognized best practices, ImpactTulsa is bringing all critical partners to the table. These partners are sharing accountability, measuring what matters, identifying what’s working and helping to align community and education resources to scale best practices. Their goal is to provide a pathway where all students are guaranteed a high quality education. Workforce Tulsa is proud to be a partner in this project. To learn more go here

Occupations That Are In Demand

Workforce Tulsa utilizes data from various sources as well as the knowledge and expertise of our business-led board to determine what occupations are in demand in the Tulsa area. Click here for the list of those occupations. 

CLASP "Investing in Boys and Young Men of Color: The Promise and Opportunity

CLASP develops and advocates for federal, state and local policies to strengthen families and create pathways to education and work.  Their mission is to improve the lives of low-income people. 

Click here to read the the brief focusing on employment in boys and young men of color.

Workforce Tulsa Board Bylaws

Click here to view the Workforce Tulsa Board Bylaws.

Oklahoma Justice Reform Task Force Final Report

Download the report here

2019 Legislative Agenda

Click here  to view the 2019 Legislative Agenda. For more information, contact Shelley Cadamy at 918.549.5159 or scadamy@workforcetulsa.com 

Increasing Job Opportunties

Thanks to the University of Tulsa Law School Lobeck Taylor Community Advocacy Clinic for their work on this solutions-based report, "Increasing Job Opportunities, Improving the Economy, INVESTING IN OKLAHOMA." 

Workforce System One-Stop Operator Request for Proposals

Please click here to view Amendment 1 to the the Workforce System One-Stop Operator Request for Proposals, which amends some dates on the RFP Schedule. 

Please click here to view the Workforce System One-Stop Operator Request for Proposals.