The last major job fair in Oklahoma City was attended by nearly 400 potential candidates, a 58 percent increase from the previous year.
Recent efforts by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation to connect workers and businesses with job opportunities in the transportation field have been met with stunning success. The last major job fair in Oklahoma City was attended by nearly 400 potential candidates, a 58 percent increase from the previous year. Thirty-five vendors from all areas of transportation planning, roadway design, land development, civil engineering, surveying and construction and heavy equipment operation participated. One company hired five applicants that day and a few positions were hired on the spot.
To continue this successful job training and outreach to local businesses, ODOT is planning an event for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in June called “Building the Road to Your Future.” The annual conference is open to the public and sponsored by ODOT's Civil Rights Division in partnership with the Associated General Contractors.
The event is a valuable networking opportunity specifically for DBE firms, contractors, subcontractors, cities and those that do work with the federal government. Sessions at the conference will cover the process by which DBE firms can become certified to bid on state contracts, connect with contractors on projects, explore opportunities open to Oklahomans wanting to begin or continue education in the construction field and highlight open positions at ODOT.
Saturday, June 11, 2016
9 a.m. to noon
Registration: 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Tulsa Tech, Peoria Campus
3850 N. Peoria
To receive notices about future job fairs, candidates may log on to ODOT's website www.odot.org and click subscribe email. Here, they will have the option to sign up to receive email notices for many events and programs, including job openings.
For more information, visit www.odot.org.