Covid-19 is having an impact on certain elements of Oklahoma’s Workforce System. Following is information specific to Oklahoma businesses along with other assistance and guidance information.
Oklahoma COVID-19 Resources
Small Business Administration COVID-19 Disaster Loan
Small business loans will be made available through the SBA for those businesses impacted.
Companies needing assistance with the application forms and economic development organizations providing assistance to businesses in their communities should contact Ray Little at firstname.lastname@example.org or 405-815-5227.
SBA application site- https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/
In addition to traditional SBA funding programs, the CARES Act established several new temporary programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak. For more information please visit https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options
There are many organizations that are trying to hire right now. The U.S. Census Bureau still needs hundreds of Enumerators all across the state. For more information on the Census Jobs please visit www.OKLetsCount.org
Many retailers are also hiring due to increase in demand for goods such as groceries, stocking and delivery. For more information on companies hiring, resources, and other workforce needs please visit https://oklahomaworks.gov/okjobmatch/ or http://oklahomaworks.gov/covid19/
Filing for Unemployment
If you have questions about filing for unemployment, or new programs addressing unemployment related to COVID-19, contact the Oklahoma Employee Security Commission through https://govstatus.egov.com/oklahoma-coronavirus-information