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About the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OESC) 

Message from the Executive Director

Welcome to the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission's (OESC) virtual system.  Whether you are an employer looking for workers with just the right skills, a job seeker looking for a new employment opportunity, a workforce partner needing to access tools to help your customers, or someone seeking the latest state or local demographics to make more informed decisions in the labor market we can help!

The OESC is a United States Department of Labor (USDOL) funded agency dedicated to providing quality service and assistance to Oklahoma businesses and job seekers.  Our mission is to enhance Oklahoma's economy by:

  • matching jobs and workers to increase the efficiency of local labor markets,
  • providing Unemployment Compensation to support unemployed workers and their communities,
  • preparing a skilled workforce to enhance and align their skills to meet local labor market needs,

  • gathering, analyzing and disseminating information about the labor force to improve local economic decisions.

The OESC has a vast amount of experience working with and supporting the business community.  Whether assisting with the recruitment and attraction of new employers or sustaining existing employers, the OESC is a vital partner of business. An example of our commitment to the business community is our nationally recognized recruitment model to assist new or expanding businesses meet their workforce needs.  The Talent Acquisition Team (TAT) is a unit of recruiters assigned to assist employers with a customized strategy of recruitment services.  Our highly trained staff works diligently to connect individuals with employment opportunities through customized services that allow every job seeker to know their skills, improve their skills and get the best job possible with those skills.

Through strategically-placed workforce centers across the state, or virtually through OklahomaJobMatch.com, customers can access a wide array of workforce services designed to specifically help you.

The OESC has always stood at the forefront of cultivating emerging industries, supporting existing businesses, and developing and enhancing the skills of the Oklahoma workforce.  The challenge of facing the demands of the labor market and economic uncertainties requires foresight and planning to provide a skilled workforce for today and the future.  As we look toward the future, the OESC is dedicated to leading a market-driven workforce system to meet those demands and and help all Oklahomans achieve economic prosperity.  

I encourage you to contact the people that drive our success.  For more information about our many programs and services, please explore this website or call 1-888-980-WORK for a Workforce Oklahoma Center near you.

Richard McPherson

Richard McPherson

History and Function

Vision, Mission and Values

OESC Strategic Plan 2011-2015

2013 Annual Performance Report

First Quarter 2014 Update

Second Quarter 2014 Update

Third Quarter 2014 Update

Fourth Quarter 2014 Update

Senior Staff

Commission Members/Meetings