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Covid-19 & Oklahoma Works Information

COVID-19 is having a unique impact on certain elements of Oklahoma’s Workforce System. This page will serve as an update on unemployment insurance, American Job Centers, companies hiring, resources, and other workforce needs.

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American Job Centers:

All of Oklahoma’s American Job Centers are closed to the public. Click here for more information about accessing workforce resources.

Workforce Training:

Please contact your local workforce area director regarding any questions with federal WIOA training funds.

Filing Unemployment Claims:

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OESC) is working with Federal and State Officials on continuing efforts for the Unemployment Insurance Program. If you need to file an unemployment claim and need helping doing so click here.

Important Info Below from OESC:

Claimants/Job Seekers

  • If you need to register for work, go to
  • If you need to report to show identification fax a copy of two forms of identification, one of which must be a photo-ID to: 405-962-7524.
  • If you were scheduled for a group session call the number that was listed on the notice you received. For a listing of local office telephone numbers go to and select the appropriate office. You may also use this link to find an office if you have a question regarding work registration.
  • If you need to file a claim, go to
  • If you need to speak to an unemployment claim representative call 1-800-555-1554.
  • If you have a question regarding a questionnaire you received, call the number listed on the questionnaire.


  • If you need to file quarterly reports or pay taxes, go to the EZ Tax website at
  • If you have any questions about your tax account, call 405-552-6799.
  • If you need to submit any documentation or respond to any tax determinations you have received from OESC, please fax it to 405-557-7271.
  • If you have a question about responding to or protesting an unemployment benefit claim, call 405-552-6799 and follow the prompts.
  • If you need to provide documentation for an unemployment benefit claim, fax it to 405-962-7524 or mail it to OESC P.O. Box 52006 Oklahoma City, Ok 73152-2006.

Who’s Hiring?

Please visit OKJobMatch. You can also download the OKJobMatch app for iPhone and Android users.

Many retailers are hiring due to increased demand for goods such as groceries, stocking and delivery.

Visit Walmart Careers

Amazon is hiring thousands across the country, including Oklahoma

Whole Foods is hiring in Tulsa and Oklahoma City

Pratt Industries is hiring in Oklahoma

CostCo is hiring in Tulsa and Oklahoma City

Dollar General is hiring statewide

CVS Pharmacies are hiring in Tulsa and Oklahoma City

USA is hiring for positions throughout the federal government including positions with the SBA on disaster recovery

Many of the state’s hospitals are looking for a variety positions. Please visit their websites.

Business Resources:

If your business has been adversely impacted by COVID-19 please visit

Learn about how Disaster Loan Assistance from the SBA.

Learn how to file a WARN notice.

Important Information from the Oklahoma Insurance Department.

Questions about layoffs:

If you are experiencing a layoff, find resources to help you transition to your next job.

Employers can access assistance with layoffs, furloughs, or voluntary buyouts.

Want to learn more about COVID-19?

Visit the Oklahoma State Department of Health website.