With numerous industries and a growing base of companies, the chances of you finding your dream job in Oklahoma City are good.
Strategic location, an unrivaled workforce, and an entrepreneurial business environment work together to create career opportunities that know few boundaries. Homegrown companies that personify this character include: Sonic Drive-In, Devon Energy, Chesapeake Energy, Express Employment Professionals, Braum’s, Hobby Lobby and many others. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, one of Oklahoma’s largest employers is the family-run insurance company, American Fidelity Assurance Company. This business has been included on Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” six years in a row.
Aerospace and Biosciences are dynamic industries with a growing presence in this economic region. The Aerospace cluster represents more than 38,000 employees at 265 different firms, including Oklahoma’s largest single employer—Tinker Air Force Base. The city’s fastest growing Biosciences cluster is spurred by the presence of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center near downtown Oklahoma City and has grown to directly employ 44,000 workers.
“Best Cities to Find a (Great) Job” – CBS News, May 2011
No. 2 city for “Small Business Vitality” – The Business Journals, April 2011
Top 10 in percentage job growth over the past year – Bureau of Labor Statistics, Feb. 2011
Fifth on “America’s Best Job Markets” List – Forbes, Jan. 2011
No. 6 in Private-Sector Job Growth – Business First, Jan. 2011
No. 1 in Tech Job Growth – TechAmerica Foundation, Dec. 2010
“America’s Most Affordable City” – Forbes, Oct. 2010