Tulsa ranks #6 on "Best Cities for Jobs" list issued by Forbes magazine (2007) improving from the #35 ranking it received in 2005.
Tulsa’s diverse business community consists of various thriving industries including aerospace, energy, manufacturing and health care. With aerospace employing more than 30,000 people, and the health care industry reporting significant growth in 2007, local businesses and industries contribute to a growing employment population. Currently Tulsa reports a 3.8 percent unemployment rate, one of the lowest in the country.
For more demographic information visit the Chamber Economic Development site.
Some companies are reporting a shortage of young talented workforce as baby boomers retire and industry growth continues to fuel the local economy. Workforce attraction efforts have been implemented by the Chamber to attract talent and skilled labor:
Choose Tulsa Jobs – A site developed as a resource and advertising tool for Tulsa area businesses to engage young, skilled and mature job seekers. The goal is to provide relevant information to job seekers about professional opportunities in Tulsa highlighting the incredible quality of life with short commutes, affordability and cosmopolitan feel. www.ChooseTulsaJobs.com
Tulsa’s Young Professionals - A quality group of diverse young professionals working together to showcase Tulsa as a cool place to live, work and play. TYPros provides its more than 5,000 members with opportunities to get in front of and build relationships with local community and business leaders. www.TYPros.org
InternInTulsa.com - Local employers and students benefit from a database which provides a proactive solution to the skilled workforce shortage in Tulsa. Businesses are provided an outlet to market their internship opportunities and students have access to the best internships available. www.InternInTulsa.com
To view Tulsa's Largest Employers List click here.