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Oklahoma Department of Commerce

Oklahoma Works Celebrates Workforce Development Month

Governor Stitt has issued a proclamation declaring September Workforce Development Month in Oklahoma. During the next four weeks, we will be highlighting successful efforts to build a strong talent pipeline. Hiring events, business engagement, and personal success stories are among the many ways Oklahoma plans to celebrate.

Oklahoma’s economy is growing and diversifying, but the State is still on target to experience a worker shortage of nearly 20,000 people by 2028. Access to effective workforce education and training programs are critical to supporting workers and expanding access to living wage jobs.That is why we are partnering with Oklahoma Works Centers throughout Oklahoma to offer a variety of activities, including career fairs, resume assistance, and other activities.

One of the events planned this month is OKMilitaryConnection’s Ft. Sill Hiring Event on September 12. In its seventh year, this event will feature nearly 50 employers and several veteran service organizations. Veterans as well as their spouses and children are invited to attend, not just from southwest Oklahoma, but across the state.

Throughout September, we will also feature stories highlighting Oklahomans finding employment and businesses finding talent on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. We ask everyone to share their own workforce success stories on social media using the hashtag #OKWFDevMonth.

Workforce Development Month Events:
Sept. 10-11: Man Up Youth Workshop, Miami
Sept. 11: Transitioning Military Recruitment Lunch and Learn, Pryor
Sept. 12: OKMilitaryConnection Ft. Sill Hiring Event
Sept. 13: Rogers County ‘Boost Your Launchpad for Employment’ Job Search Event
Sept. 20: Fall Job Fair, Bartlesville
Sept. 26: Family Positive Certification Workshop, Muskogee
All month: Adams Parc Work-Based Learning Opportunities


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