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“The Living Room with Gerry Bonds”: February’s spotlight is on Oklahoma’s job market

Melissa Hayer Published: January 30, 2012
Host Gerry Bonds and Gov. Bill Anoatubby of the Chickasaw Nation -  Provided Photo
Host Gerry Bonds and Gov. Bill Anoatubby of the Chickasaw Nation - Provided Photo

 

The February edition of “The Living Room with Gerry Bonds” radio program features the subject of Oklahoma’s job market, asking the questions “Where are the jobs?” and “What is the employment picture for 2012?”

The first guest to join host Gerry Bonds is Gov. Bill Anoatubby of the Chickasaw Nation. He discusses the successful network of tribal enterprises in the state and how that translates into job opportunities, according to a news release.

He covers topics including the Bedre Chocolate factory and welcome center under construction, the Artesian Hotel under construction, the Winstar Casino tower, the Chickasaw Cultural Center, a compressed natural gas station and many health care facilities, retail operations, etc.

Guests in the second segment of the program are Deidre Myers, director of Policy, Research and Economic Analysis at the Oklahoma Commerce Department; and Dr. Phil Berkenbile, director of the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education.

They talk abut the industries offering job opportunities right now, the geographic areas of the state with more job openings than applicants, as well as the availability of skills training to compete for those jobs.

This edition of “The Living Room with Gerry Bonds” will air on KOSU public radio at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1; at 2:30 p.m. (new time), Saturday, Feb. 4; and at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7.

The program also streams live online at kosu.org.

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From left, Deidre Myers, Gerry Bonds and Dr. Phil Berkenbile
From left, Deidre Myers, Gerry Bonds and Dr. Phil Berkenbile

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