Oklahoma City has everything a prospective employee could want: OKC is thriving under a strong economic climate, diverse industries and low tax rates, which give our businesses the opportunity to grow and expand. And this means, in turn, there are great job opportunities for you.
The massive scale of our public improvement projects, along with first-class business and cost environments, have helped stoke our red-hot economic engine and propel Oklahoma City forward. In addition, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports Oklahoma City has had one of the lowest unemployment rates in the entire country for many years.
Greater Oklahoma City is full of large, steady and philanthropic employers offering highly competitive wages and strong benefits. Corporations like American Fidelity Assurance Group, Chesapeake Energy Corporation and Devon Energy have been recognized nationally for their workplace environments and they join other corporate entities such as The Boeing Company, INTEGRIS Health, Hobby Lobby, Paycom, Dell, Northrop-Grumman, Continental Resources, MidFirst Bank, Sonic Corp. and more that either are headquartered or have a significant presence here in Oklahoma City.
Greater Oklahoma City’s best asset is undoubtedly its workforce. With more than 670,000 workers and nearly 150,000 attending area colleges and universities, the region can fulfill the needs of your company.
Our workers are ready for the challenges of today. The area boasts one of the country’s most sophisticated and best-ranked training programs, delivering free, high-quality, customized training to qualifying new and expanding companies.
The Greater Oklahoma City region is home to 19 colleges and universities. Nine technology centers deliver high-quality, customized training to both new and expanding companies.
Oklahoma City also boasts a robust internship platform to reinforce the growing workforce.
At the Tom Love Center for Entrepreneurship, students experience entrepreneurship and learn by doing. The focus is on creating an entrepreneurial ecosystem that enables entrepreneurship students to learn through experience and launch successful business ventures.
Oklahoma has a legacy of aerospace innovation and success dating back more than 100 years, with pioneers like Wiley Post, who launched his career of exploring the limits of high-altitude, long-distance flight in our state. Today, some of the world’s most successful aerospace companies operate in Oklahoma.
Heartland is the U.S. payments and payroll division for Global Payments and is set to employ about 400 when the new seven-story headquarters at NW 6 and Broadway opens in mid-2020. The location is on Automobile Alley within the OKC Innovation District. The building is being built to house at least another 200 employees as the operation grows.