• Oil industry renews call for exports

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Updated: 12 hr ago

    Change could boost economy, lower gasoline prices and create 300,000 jobs, energy industry advocate says.

  • OKC employment picture continues to erode

    BY DON MECOY Business Editor dmecoy@oklahoman.com | Updated: 12 hr ago

    City's jobless rate rises in June for third straight month.

  • Boeing breaks ground on $80 million facility in OKC

    BY BRIANNA BAILEY Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com | Updated: 13 hr ago

    Oklahoma City will be home of aircraft modernization for the aerospace giant.

  • Durant's steel plant may mean 300 jobs

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Irving, Texas-based Commercial Metals Co. plans to build a $250 million high-tech steel mill in Durant that could create about 300 local jobs.

  • $250 million plant expected to bring 300 jobs to Durant

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    Commercial Metals Co. has chosen Durant for a $250 million micro mill

  • Last chance to nominate your company as a Top Workplace

    BY DON MECOY Business Editor dmecoy@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    The Oklahoman has extended its Top Workplace nomination deadline to Aug. 21 to help ensure that we cast the widest possible net in evaluating workplaces in Oklahoma. Nominate your workplace now.

  • Disabled OKC architect worked to incorporate ADA into projects

    BY PAULA BURKES | Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    Jack R. Morgan, an Oklahoma City architect talks about the Americans with Disabilities Act. He is disabled and sees the act quite differently than many architects.

  • EEOC files lawsuit against UPS on religious discrimination claims

    BY PAULA BURKES | Updated: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    Oklahoma City-based firm McAfee and Taft lawyer Nathan Whatley discusses EEOC case filed on the behalf of workers who allege religious discrimination based on their beards, long hair.

  • Oklahoma's unemployment rate increases slightly during June

    BY DON MECOY Business Editor dmecoy@oklahoman.com | Updated: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    Oklahoma's unemployment rate has grown each of the past three months

  • Proliferation of mobile devices complicates overtime pay issues

    BY PAULA BURKES | Updated: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    Cori H. Loomis of Christensen Law Group discusses the consequences of employees' use of technology outside of work.

  • Marriage equality means changes for employee benefit plans

    Updated: Wed, Jul 8, 2015

    Last week's Supreme Court ruling determined there will be standardization across the nation for how employers treat employees for spousal benefits. Same-sex spouses now will receive the same benefits.

  • Unemployment up in Oklahoma City

    BY BRIANNA BAILEY Staff Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Oklahoma City's unemployment rate rose two-tenths of a percentage point to 3.8 percent in May, according data from the U.S. Labor Department.

  • Window shopping business briefs

    Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Window shopping business briefs for July 2, 2015

  • Two companies qualify for state jobs incentives

    By Brianna Bailey Business WriterThe Oklahoman  | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Palmer Manufacturing & Tank Inc. in Skiatook and EAN Support Services LLC in Tulsa have qualified for $5.1 million in state jobs incentives. The companies have created 296 new positions over the course of 10 years through the Oklahoma Quality Jobs Program.

  • Many employers in Oklahoma not ready for 'Cadillac Tax'

    BY PAULA BURKES | Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    The Cadillac Tax is a permanent, nontax deductible, annual excise tax that’s set to begin in 2018 for employers that provide high-cost benefits through an employer-sponsored group health plan. Many employers in Oklahoma are not ready for the tax.

  • New job creation requires funding commitment from policymakers

    Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    Scott Meacham, president and CEO of i2E Inc., takes a look at Oklahoma’s recently completed budget for the 2016 fiscal year.

  • Window shopping

    Published: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    Retail briefs for June 25, 2015

  • Drilling, profits, employment fall for Oklahoma's energy companies

    BY ADAM WILMOTH Energy Editorawilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Oklahoma and the nation continued to shed drilling rigs this week as oil prices held relatively flat. The drilling rig counts in the state and nationwide dipped by two this week, marking the 28th straight decline for the national numbers and the first drop in six weeks in Oklahoma, Baker Hughes said Friday. Nationwide, 857 rigs are now searching for oil and natural gas. The count is down 56 percent from 1,929 on Nov. 1. The U.S. count peaked at 4,530 in 1981 and bottomed at 488 in 1999. In Oklahoma, 105 rigs are active, down 51 percent from 214 on Nov. 26. Even as the number of rigs searching for oil and natural gas has fallen, the country's production has continued to grow. The U.S.

  • Oklahoma unemployment grows as state shed energy jobs

    Brianna Bailey Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Oklahoma's unemployment rate crept up to 4.3 percent in May, up 0.2 percentage points from the previous month, as the state continued to shed oil and gas jobs, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Labor Department.  The state lost 1,100 energy sector jobs over the month.  Oklahoma was one of three states that had statistically significant over-the-month unemployment rate increases in May of 0.2 percentage points each, including North Carolina and South Dakota. The national jobless rate was 5.5 percent in May, up slightly from 5.4 percent in April. Oil and gas jobs declined by 5,400 positions  in Oklahoma over over the 12-month period ending in May, down from 60,100 energy sector jobs in May 2014.

  • Oklahoma business briefs

    Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs for June 19, 2015