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The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed into law on July 22, 2014. WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. WIOA is implemented in Oklahoma in strategic coordination with core partner agencies.
Oklahoma Works WIOABusiness Services

Business Services

We have services available that will help you navigate every stage of your organization. Whether you are just starting out or bringing your business to an end, we have the tools and knowledge to support you. Oklahoma Works’ services allow you to:

  • Reach qualified employees through partnerships with organizations such as DRS.
  • Find out if your employees qualify for incumbent worker training.
  • Make a difference in your industry and the state by becoming a sector partner.
  • Discover the information you need if layoffs become necessary. Let us help you navigate the WARN Act and implement Rapid Response Services for your staff.
Oklahoma Works WIOAWorkforce Incentives

Workforce Incentives

There are several tax and training incentives available for employers. Hiring WOTC eligible employees is an excellent way to find experienced personnel while improving your taxes. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit includes individuals who are:

  • Veterans.
  • TANF.
  • Disabled.
  • Food Stamp Recipients.
  • Former Felons.

You may also qualify for Adult and Career Development programs to train employees and improve your business. Explore all the options and incentives available to you as an employer.

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Workforce Programs

Oklahoma’s public workforce system provides job search, career planning, and employer services. Eligible participants may receive education and skills training and other supportive services to help job seekers find employment in demand occupations.

  • Dislocated Worker Program: National Dislocated Worker Grants (DWGs) provide employment and training services to reemploy laid off workers in response to major layoff events causing significant job losses
  • Youth Program Fact Sheet: We deliver a comprehensive array of youth services that focus on assisting out-of-school youth and in-school youth with one or more barriers to employment prepare for post-secondary education and employment opportunities, attain educational and/or skills training credentials, and secure employment with career/promotional opportunities
  • Oklahoma Works American Job Centers: At Oklahoma Works American Job Centers, you can get help writing a resume and preparing for interviews, learn about education and training for careers of interest, find state and national resources to help you reach your career goals, and take personal assessments to make sure you find a job that suits your skills and interests
  • Supportive Services: Supportive Services provide participants of WIOA activities with key assistance beyond career and training services necessary to achieve success
  • Work-Based Learning: Registered Apprenticeship is an employer-driven, “learn while you earn” model that combines on-the-job training with job-related instruction in curricula tied to the attainment of industry-recognized skills standards
  • Veteran Services: Veterans and eligible spouses receive priority of service for all DOL-funded job training programs, including WIOA programs
  • Priority Populations: Oklahoma Works American Job Center staff, when using WIOA Adult funds to provide individualized career services, training services, or both, must give priority to recipients certain populations

OK Job Match

Get help hiring. OK Job Match is a free tool that makes it easy to list and manage the positions you have open. Search through current resumes to find the most qualified candidates that will take your business to the next level. If you have any questions, we are here for you.