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Author Topic: Tulsa Economy: "Resilience"  (Read 859 times)
Chicken Little
« on: May 31, 2006, 09:38:58 am »

Some good news from the Tulsa World:

...During Tulsa's decline, the metro area lost 28,000 jobs. But new April numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show the Tulsa area has pulled within only 600 positions of its peak of 421,100 in June 2001...

..."Wages that were very good a year ago wouldn't even be considered today," Nation says.

Skilled labor for jobs such as welding, machining and truck driving also is in short supply. Companies are trying just about everything to find help, including signing bonuses.

The fact that good-paying employers are having to work so hard is another illustration of how far Tulsa has come from the days of long lines forming for $8-an-hour call center jobs...  

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