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Hiring and Retaining Workers

Oklahoma Works offices across the state offer free services and resources to help employers take advantage of hiring incentives, find and screen job candidates, and even provide space to conduct hiring events, interviews and orientations of new employees.

Let us help you save time and money to find the talent you need!

Available Resources and Services

  • Labor market research and information, useful for recruitment and retention
  • Work Opportunity Tax Credit  and Federal Bonding certifications
  • Work experience, on-the-job training and apprenticeship program registration
  • Mass layoff assistance
  • Individualized hiring events, career fairs and veteran hiring events - includes interview and orientation space, computers for online applications and staff assistance for resume development
  • Recruitment assistance—building job descriptions, searching resumes, applicant screening

Hiring Individuals with Disabilities

Employers, business owners and supervisors, the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services Business Services Program can be a resource for your business:

  • Free training for your staff
  • Tax incentives for hiring our candidates and making your workplace accessible
  • Determine if the job and your business are a good fit with the potential employee with DRS’ On-the-Job Training
  • Support for our candidates with follow-up and accommodation needs
  • Paid internships and paid work experience
  • Increase revenues by having a workplace that reflects the customers served
  • A loyal and skilled workforce with lower turnover that will reduce business costs
  • Generate new revenues by helping businesses tap into the disability market, build brand trust and loyalty, and create new products and services

It makes sense to hire an Oklahoman with a disability. For more information visit

Connect with an Oklahoma Works office to get started.

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