© 2021 Public Radio Tulsa
800 South Tucker Drive
Tulsa, OK 74104
(918) 631-2577

A listener-supported service of The University of Tulsa
PRT Header Color
classical 88.7 | public radio 89.5
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Local & Regional

Workforce Tulsa Offers Post-Tornado Help

help_wanted2.png
file photo
/

Whether it tore off roofs, broke windows or ripped through walls, at last count, Sunday’s EF-2 tornado damaged 173 businesses in the Tulsa metro area.

If they’re being repaired, some workers could be without a job while that happens. Those that choose to apply for unemployment benefits may end up being paid less than what they earned at work.

Post-disaster job placement isn’t typically what Workforce Tulsa does, but the job-placement organization is ready to help.

"We certainly hope it's not a usual service that we provide, but we work with anyone who wants to work, and this even certainly falls in that category," said Workforce Tulsa Executive Director Shelley Cadamy.

Placement doesn’t even have to be in an identical job.

"We want to help them find the best fit for them, so if what they were doing is what they want to continue doing, that's what we will work with them on," Cadamy said. "If they want to transfer their existing skills to something different, we can certainly work with them on that as well."

Workforce Tulsa has two job centers: 201 W Fifth St. in Tulsa and 1700 S Main in Sapulpa. Job seekers should bring a resume and ID.