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The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OESC) is a United States Department of Labor (USDOL) funded agency dedicated to providing quality service and assistance to Oklahoma businesses and job seekers.


Read how we approach economic stability and employment security, and learn more about why the OESC was established and the prosperity it is aimed to achieve

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Learn more about our partners and the resources they offer Oklahomans


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Opportunities for career growth abound at OESC.

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Message from the Executive Director

Whether you are an employer looking for workers with just the right skills, a job seeker looking for a new employment opportunity, a workforce partner needing to access tools to help your customers, or someone seeking the latest state or local demographics to make more informed decisions in the labor market, we can help!

Our mission is to enhance Oklahoma's economy by:

  • Matching jobs and workers to increase the efficiency of local labor markets;

  • Providing Unemployment Compensation to support unemployed workers and their communities;

  • Preparing a skilled workforce to enhance and align their skills to meet local labor market needs;

  • Gathering, analyzing, and disseminating information about the labor force to improve local economic decisions.

OESC has a vast amount of experience working with and supporting the business community. Whether assisting with the recruitment and attraction of new employers or sustaining existing employers, the OESC is a vital partner of business. An example of our commitment to the business community is our nationally-recognized recruitment model to assist new or expanding businesses meet their workforce needs. The Talent Acquisition Services (TAS) is a unit of recruiters assigned to assist employers with a customized strategy of recruitment services. Our highly trained staff works diligently to connect individuals with employment opportunities through customized services that allow every job seeker to know their skills, improve their skills, and get the best job possible with those skills.

Through strategically-placed workforce centers across the state, or virtually through, customers can access a wide array of workforce services designed to specifically help you. 

OESC has always stood at the forefront of cultivating emerging industries, supporting existing businesses, and developing and enhancing the skills of the Oklahoma workforce. The challenge of facing the demands of the labor market and economic uncertainties requires foresight and planning to provide a skilled workforce for today and the future. As we look toward the future, OESC is dedicated to leading a market-driven workforce system to meet those demands and help all Oklahomans achieve economic prosperity.

I encourage you to contact the people that drive our success. For more information about our many programs and services, please explore this website or call 1-888-980-WORK for an Oklahoma Works Center near you.

Shelley Zumwalt

Executive Director OESC

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