• For many employees, there will be no bonus over the holiday season

    By Paula Burkes Business Writer pburkes@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Nov 25, 2015

    Nearly 40 percent of employers aren't planning to award bonuses, according to survey results released last week by Oklahoma City-based Express Employment Professionals national franchised staffing company.

  • Oklahoma sees decline in jobless rate

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Nov 20, 2015

    Oklahoma's unemployment rate declined to 4.3 percent in October as trade, transportation and utilities added jobs during the period, the latest figures from the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission show. Meanwhile, the state's mining sector, which includes energy companies, cut 600 jobs during the month.

  • Legal Counsel: Huge numbers are expected in report on tribal gaming

    Published: Sun, Nov 15, 2015

    Christina Vaughn: Tribal gaming in Oklahoma has injected billions of dollars into the economy and has provided tens of thousands of jobs for both tribal and non-tribal members, according to a study conducted by Oklahoma City University’s Steven C. Agee Economic Research and Policy Institute and KlasRobinson Q.E.D. on behalf of the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Commission.

  • AliveCor hires former Google executive as CEO

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Nov 11, 2015

    AliveCor Inc., a company founded in Oklahoma City that produces technology that transforms a smartphone into an FDA-cleared electrocardiogram device, has appointed former Google executive Vic Gundotra as Chief Executive Officer.

  • Employers stepping up efforts to recruit veterans, survey shows

    By Paula Burkes Business Writer pburkes@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Nov 10, 2015

    While federal labor reports show unemployment is higher than national rates for some veterans (especially those 25 and younger), more employers are recruiting vets now than last year, surveys show.

  • Oklahoma, U.S. economies headed in opposite directions, expert says

    By Paul Monies Business Writer pmonies@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Nov 6, 2015

    If it wasn't for lower oil prices, the Oklahoma and national economies would be in sync and not heading in different directions, an economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City said Thursday.

  • Oklahoma business briefs for Nov. 5

    Published: Thu, Nov 5, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs for Nov. 5, 2015

  • Boeing qualifies for more than $90 million in Oklahoma jobs incentives

    By Don Mecoy Business Editor dmecoy@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Oct 30, 2015

    Boeing Co.'s decision to shift hundreds of jobs to Oklahoma City will pay off in up to $91.8 million over the next decade from Oklahoma in its quality jobs program, the state Commerce Department said Friday.

  • Devon Energy reduces spending, cuts about 200 employees in Canada

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Oct 29, 2015

    Devon Energy spokesman John Porretto said the company has cut about 200 jobs in its Canadian operations in an effort to reduce spending with oil prices having tumbled.

  • Oklahoma City unemployment rate declines

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Wed, Oct 28, 2015

    Oklahoma City’s jobless rate improved by three-tenths of a percentage point to 4.2 percent in September, according to numbers released Wednesday by the U.S. Labor Department.

  • Business Q&A with Jennifer Anderson

    BY PAULA BURKES | Updated: Wed, Oct 21, 2015

    Express Employment Professionals' Jennifer Anderson answers questions about the company's Job Genius program.

  • Oklahoma jobless rate declines despite losses in energy sector

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Tue, Oct 20, 2015

    Despite losing more than 1,600 jobs in the energy sector in September, Oklahoma's unemployment rate continues to fall.

  • Oklahoma business briefs for Oct. 21, 2015

    Published: Tue, Oct 20, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs for Oct. 21, 2015

  • Q&A with Vance Winningham

    BY PAULA BURKES | Updated: Thu, Oct 15, 2015

    U.S. immigration law caps H-1B temporary visa/work permits at 80,000 plus 1,400 for Chilean nationals and 5,400 visas for Singapore nationals. Oklahoma's largest shortage is in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs.

  • Help Wanted: In Pryor, workforce development depends on teamwork

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Thu, Oct 15, 2015

    MidAmerica Industrial Park building new career center and offers internships for students.

  • Help Wanted: Oklahoma City school district program teaches kids about careers in engineering, health care, more

    By Brianna Bailey  Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Thu, Oct 15, 2015

    Students are taking part in Capitol Hill's Engineering Academy, a program geared toward getting them ready for engineering careers. Founded in 2011, Capitol Hill's Engineering Academy is one of the largest of Oklahoma City Public Schools Career Academies program.

  • Thinking Global: A look at workforce programs in other states and countries

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: Thu, Oct 15, 2015

    Workforce programs in Louisiana, Illinois, Ireland and Germany train workers at no cost to employers so they can attain jobs.

  • Oklahoma governor calls for better science, math programs in state

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Wed, Oct 14, 2015

    Gov. Mary Fallin spoke Tuesday at the third-annual STEM Summit in Oklahoma City.

  • Updates: Workforce Skills Gap Forum

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Wed, Oct 14, 2015

    The Oklahoman, community educators, business leaders and policymakers hosted a forum to discuss how to close the gap between a shortage of qualified, skilled workers and available jobs in the state. Read updates below.

  • Help Wanted: Oklahoma faces shortage of healthcare workers

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Wed, Oct 14, 2015

    Statewide, 2015 has seen higher job posting intensity for nursing jobs than the previous five years, with 4,700 average monthly job postings for nurses and 3,400 average monthly hires, according to data compiled by Kyle Springer, workforce analyst for the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.