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Governor Kevin Stitt has announced that Oklahoma will start a new Back to Work Initiative, in addition to reverting back to pre-pandemic unemployment insurance benefits and eligibility requirements starting June 27.  View the Governor's Executive Order for this initiative, and additional resources about this initiative from OESC.

Priority of Service

The U.S. Department of Labor provides grant funds to the State of Oklahoma to provide employment and training services to eligible residents and workers. As a condition to receiving those funds, priority of service will be given to qualified veterans when referring individuals to job openings, DOL funded training programs or related services. In accordance with the implementation of the Veterans' Priority Provisions of the "Jobs for Veterans Act" (PL 107-288), qualified veterans will receive priority referral to services over non-veterans as determined by each program's mandatory eligibility criteria.

Information and assistance will be provided by One-Stop and Workforce Center staff regarding available employment programs, training opportunities and services, eligibility requirements, and veteran's priority. Veterans are encouraged to avail themselves of these opportunities.

For more information on program eligibility and Veteran Priority details visit or contact your local One-Stop or Workforce office. Veteran Employment and Training staff or One-Stop staff are available to explain program mandatory eligibility and veterans' priority.