Unemployment is still a major issue facing the country, and it has a significant impact on those without jobs, especially when they have families to feed. To help reduce unemployment and to provide assistance to job seekers, business leaders in Oklahoma are creating their own job plans. A coalition of chambers of commerce is releasing its own plans to increase the number of jobs available within the state and help strengthen the economy.
Last Wednesday, several organizations within the state submitted an 11-point plan for creating more jobs in Oklahoma. These business organizations included the State Chamber of Oklahoma, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, and the Tulsa Regional Chamber. The job plans that were submitted focused on implementing ways to help boost the state’s economy through job creation.
The jobs plan will be considered during the 2013 legislative sessions. Parts of the plan address changes in the worker’s compensation system, health care benefits for each worker, and fully funding state education programs.