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Many resolve to seek better job, survey finds

Survey by Indeed.com finds 38 percent of Americans resolve to get new, better jobs. Oklahoma recruiters confirm the findings.
by Paula Burkes Published: January 6, 2013
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Wolf Gugler, who owns a Shawnee-based executive recruitment and outplacement firm, confirms a hiring uptick in sales, sales management and retail management.

“I don't think the retail sales associate category is growing right now as there are usually more part-timers hired for the Christmas rush and then a decline in January,” Gugler said.

Tulsa recruiter Tony Wolters said opportunities exist in “anything in health care” and there's “lots of activity still in the energy sector.” Other hot jobs, he said, include health information management, manufacturing engineering, commercial and agricultural lenders, and quality, environmental and software engineers.

Kim Neese, president of Terry Neese Personnel Services Inc., said the phones rang constantly last week with people asking about jobs.

Accounting and oil and gas positions always top the list of job openings, she said. Neese said 90 percent of callers have been seeking jobs, versus workers who already have them.

by Paula Burkes
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A 1981 journalism graduate of Oklahoma State University, Paula Burkes has more than 30 years experience writing and editing award-winning material for newspapers and healthcare, educational and telecommunications institutions in Tulsa, Oklahoma...
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