December 2011

Future Plan for Tulsa Job Market

What would you say about taking a position that will pay at least $50,000 a year? Tulsa's Future program has the goal of doing just that and doing it on a large scale. The goal is to create 10,000 new primary jobs in the city that offer a pay rate of at least $50,000 a year. More so, the creation of those initial positions will also create another 16,000 additional jobs for the city. The goal is to create those 10,000 additional jobs within a five-year period that will run from 2011 through 2015. What is the verdict?

For those who are looking for ways to get a new just, this information likely sounds good. The plan is in place and it seems to be working. More than 4000 of the 8200 jobs that were created or otherwise announced in 2011 in the area have an annual income above that $50,000 mark. That's a good sign for just one year into the plan, some experts say.

Tulsa Job Market: Economic Improvement Apparent Some Say

According to some experts, there are positive signs in the Tulsa job market and economy as a whole to believe that there is room for a recovery. The Bank of Oklahoma Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer says that there are positive signs in both the local and global economies that should help individuals to feel more at ease.

Jim Huntzinger, the president, stated some factors could still push things off course, including the ongoing financial crisis looming in Europe. However, there are reasons for people to see a positive change in the market.

Postal Worker Jobs in Tulsa Job Market

What is to happen if the Tulsa job market contracts even farther? It is a risk and a concern that many are dealing with today. One of the biggest risks is in the postal offices. If the Tulsa Mail Processing Center closes, it will mean a large number of people are losing their jobs in an already troublesome economic situation here in Tulsa. The center, on South Memorial is an important factor not only in jobs, though, but in the way people get mail, according to workers.